The Jefferson County Health Department inspects and permits temporary/mobile food service establishments and vending machines to ensure proper sanitation procedures are followed.
A temporary food service concession is a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of time not more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration, such as a fair, festival, carnival, or similar transitory gathering. Each food concession in operation during an event open to the public must obtain a permit from the health department and post the inspection in the food service concession.
The health department will ask for and review prior to granting a permit for the following: concession construction, types of foods to be prepared, how the food will be prepared, methods to keep foods hot or cold, hand washing facilities, and utensil washing procedures.
Application packets for Temporary Food Establishments and Mobile Food Establishments can be downloaded below: