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.
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.
Prior to applying for a Temporary Food Facilty Permit, please review the TFF Classifications tab to determine whether your TFF is High or Low risk.
A High Risk TFF 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 with 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.
Once you are ready to apply, please fill out the appropriate TFF Permit Application (either High or Low - see Forms and Applications below) and email completed Application, including the Agreement to Pay Form to Env.Health@co.nevada.ca.us
If you are a Veteran and wish to apply for a TFF, review the Veterans Exemption form to see if you are qualified to be exempt from fees when applying.
If you are submitting electronically using a fillable form, please save it to your computer both before and after completing the form, then email the completed form to us. Please make sure all fields are filled out and payment is made either online or in person at our Nevada City or Truckee offices.
When your application has been reviewed and approved, our Department will contact you with permit information. Only then may you apply with the Event Coordinator using the TFF Risk Assessment Form. Please keep in mind these are due no less than two weeks prior to the event to avoid late fees and will not be accepted if less than 5 days before event.
|A||Potentially Hazardous Unpackaged Food||Hamburgers, hotdogs, tacos, chicken, roasted corn and potatoes, chow mein, scooped ice cream, yogurt, dairy products, etc…||HIGH|
|Prepackaged sandwiches, ice cream bars, pastries, baked goods, milk, etc., from an approved facility OR held or made in a food compartment||HIGH|
|C||Non-Potentially Hazardous Unpackaged Food||Uncovered or unpackaged productions of non-potentially hazardous foods: popcorn, cotton candy, pastries, baked goods, bulk nuts, beef jerky, etc. Sampling Allowed.||HIGH|
|D||Non-Potentially Hazardous (Limited)||Dispensing of wine, beer, soda or water from original manufacturer's packaging to single use cups.||LOW|
|E||Non-Potentially Hazardous Pre-Packaged Food||Candy, cookies, popcorn, potato chips, or raw produce||LOW|
If you are renewing your Temporary Food Facility and nothing has changed since your initial application, you can pay the appropriate annual permit fee ($181.42 for High Risk, no fee for Low Risk) when payment is due. If you are a Low Risk TFF, give us a call or email to let us know you would like to renew your permit, even when no fee is due.
*** Please keep in mind we do not send out invoices to remind you to renew your permit. ***
The permit year runs from November 1st to October 31st. Payments for renewing your application are due on or before October 31st.
If you plan on participating in a Community Event, you will need to submit a Risk Assessment Guide to the event coordinator in a timely manner. Community Events will incur a fine if vendor has submitted less than two weeks prior to the event, and will not be accepted if less than five (5) business days prior to the event.
For more information please visit our Community Events page.
|High Risk Application||$181.42|
|Low Risk Application||NO FEE|
High Risk = $181.42
Low Risk = No Fee
|Veterans Exemption||NO FEE|