T E M P O R A R Y    F O O D    F A C I L I T I E S    ( T F F )

The California Health and Safety Code, Sec. 114387 requires a Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Permit of any person or organization that is providing food at a public event. All food vendors, including existing restaurants, are required to apply for a Temporary Food Facility Permit when participating in a Community Event. The type of permit varies on the type of food being served and how it is prepared.

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CLICK HERE for a Current List of Approved Temporary Food Facilities

A TFF permit is valid for one single food booth only. If a vendor is operating more than one booth at an event, a permit must be obtained for each booth location. Separate applications must be submitted. If a vendor will be operating at more than one event in Nevada County on the same day, each location must also be permitted separately.


  1. Commissary
  2. Application Process
  3. Renewal
  4. Veterans
  5. Community Events
  6. TFF Classifications
  7. Forms and Applications
  8. F E E S

A Temporary Food Facility is required to have a Commissary where food will be stored and prepared, dishes cleaned, etc. The Commissary Owner must fill out a Commissary Verification Form to be included with the application for permit issuance. 

Starting the 2017/2018 Permit Year, we will be requiring a Commissary Sign-In Sheet from every TFF to be submitted quarterly to our department. Each Sign-In sheet must be signed by the owner of the commissary.

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (530) 265-1222 ext. 3  - or -  Env.Health@co.nevada.ca.us