Thank you for your interest in the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health Temporary Food Facility (TFF) program. A TFF is more commonly referred to as a food booth and is only allowed to operate at sponsored community events. Alameda County permits over 400 sponsored community events every year and permits over 3000 TFF’s per year. This includes events such as the Alameda County Fair, Oakland Art and Soul Festival, Alameda Spring Fair, Fremont Art and Wine Festival, Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Hayward Zucchini Festival and hundreds of others.
Please review all of the informational material available below prior to completing the application:
California Health and Safety Code (CALCODE) defines a community event as an event conducted for not more than 25 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in a 90-day period and that is of a civic, political, public, or educational nature. If you are interested in sponsoring a community event please complete and submit the application at the link below at least 60 days prior to the event date.
California Health and Safety Code (CALCODE) defines a Temporary Food Facility as a food facility that operates in conjunction with a sponsored community event for a period of time not to exceed 25 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in any 90-day period. Annual or transferable TFF permits are not available. You must apply for a TFF permit for each event. If you are interested in operating a TFF, please complete and submit the application at the link below at least 30 days prior to the event date. 50% of the permit fee maybe refunded upon cancellation of the event or if the application is rejected.
To inquire about the status of your submitted application or pending permit, or to ask a general question about temporary events, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the event name, name of the booth, date of the event and your contact information. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
To request a review for a fee exemption, you may do so if you are a Sole Proprietor Veteran or a qualified 501 (c) (3) providing humanitarian assistance for the poor, suffering and distressed. You must submit the forms below with your application. If you do not meet the requirements you will be required to pay the permit fees.