Community Food Events
community events or special events
A community event is defined as:
"…an event that is of civic, political, public, or educational nature, including state and county fairs, city festivals, circuses, and other public gathering events approved by the local enforcement agency." - CalCode Section 113755
Do I need an permit?
If there is food at your event and it is open to the public - you need to get a temporary food facility permit.
- Selling food
- Giving food away
- Potlucks and fundraisers
- Cook-offs and contests…….all require permits for food booths
What should I do if I am planning a community event?
As the event organizer, you must complete the Community Event Food Organizer Application and have each food booth vendor complete a Community Event Food Vendor Application. As the event organizer, you are responsible for submitting all completed food vendor applications as well as the permit application to the Mariposa County Environmental Health Department no later than two weeks prior to the event starting date.
Am I required to pay fees?
Single-Day Event: No charge
Food Organizer Permit $21.00
Multi-Day Event for Profit: $84.75
Multi-Day Event for Non-Profit: $42.00
Non-Profit please submit your 501(C)(3) form or if donating profits please complete the Non-Profit Donation Confirmation form (PDF)
Veterans exempt with submission of DD214 form (Alcohol excluded from exemption)
How do I submit my payment?
Fees can be paid by cash, check or by credit card at GovPayNow
What are the food vendor requirements?
What if I am not an event organizer but I plan on Participating in a special event?
Complete the Community Event Food Vendor Application (PDF) and submit it to our office at least two weeks prior to the event.
current forms and applications
- Community Event Food Organizer Application (PDF)
- Community Event Food Vendor Application (PDF)
- Keep Food Safe at Community Food Events (PDF)
- Non-Profit Donation Confirmation form (PDF)
- Temporary Food Facility Guidelines (PDF)