Temporary Food Service Establishments

Single-Event Temporary Food Licenses and NEW! Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment Licenses

 

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What is a Temporary Food Service Establishment?

As defined in Chapter 10 Food Safety, of the Peoria County Code; a Temporary Food Service Establishment is a food service establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of time not to exceed fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

When is a Temporary Food License Required?

A Temporary Food License is required anytime food or mixed drinks are served at a special event, festival, fair or fundraiser that is open to the public, whether the food is sold or given away. 

What is an Event Coordinator Information Sheet and When is it Required?

An Event Coordinator Information Sheet is a packet that is filled out and submitted by the individual or group responsible for planning and coordinating an event at which three (3) or more food or beverage vendors, including mobile food units, will be operating (example:  craft/vendor fairs, farmers markets, festivals, carnivals). This application provides our Department with an overview of the event, as well as providing information on the availability of electricity, potable water, wastewater disposal, garbage disposal, etc.

The Event Coordinator Information Sheet must be submitted to this Department at least fifteen (15) business days prior to the event date to help us to better prepare vendors for the event and trouble-shoot any potential issues or challenges with meeting the Temporary Food License Rules. An Event Coordinator Information Sheet does NOT replace the need for each food and/or beverage vendor to obtain proper licensure from the Peoria City/County Health Department. There is no fee associated with an Event Coordinator Information Sheet. 

*Event Coordinator Information Sheet (PDF)

What types of licenses are available for Temporary Food Service Establishments?

There are two types of licenses available for Temporary Food Service Establishments:

  • Single-Event Temporary Food Licenses – These licenses are valid for up to fourteen consecutive days at the same location in conjunction with an event or celebration. A new application and fee must be submitted for each Single-Event Temporary Food License.
  • NEW! Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment Licenses – These licenses are valid for an unlimited number of 1–3-day events or celebrations, per vendor, per calendar year.  Only one application and fee must be submitted for an annual Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment License. 

How do I determine which Temporary Food License I need?

Single-Event Temporary Food License

Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment License

  • I do not have a history of conducting food operations in Peoria County (first-time Temporary Food Vendors are only eligible for Single-Event Temporary Food Licenses).
  • I do not have access to a licensed commissary/establishment in OR outside of Peoria County.
  • I do have access to a licensed commissary/establishment in or outside of Peoria County but do not conduct more than 12-15 Temporary Food Events in a calendar year.
  • I have a history of conducting food operations in Peoria County.
  • I have access to a licensed commissary/establishment outside of Peoria County and conduct 15 or more Temporary Food Events in a calendar year.
  • I have access to a licensed commissary/establishment in Peoria County and conduct 12 or more Temporary Food Events in a calendar year.

 

Need help determining which license type is right for you?  Email us at EH@peoriacounty.org or call 309-679-6161 to speak to an Environmental Health Specialist/Practitioner. 

Single-Event Temporary Food Licenses 

Fees:

  • $55 for 1-3 Days
  • $150 for 4-14 Days
  • $50 Late Fee (if application and payment are not received at least five business days prior to the event)

These licenses are valid for up to fourteen consecutive days at the same location in conjunction with an event or celebration.   A new application and fee must be submitted for each Temporary Food License at each event. Application and fee must be received by this Department at least five (5) business days prior to the event date to avoid a late fee. 

*Temporary Food Stand Packet (PDF)

*Temporary Food Permit Rules (PDF)

NEW! Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment License 

Fees:

  • Pre-packaged foods ONLY
    1. In-County Commissary - $375 per calendar year
    2. Out-of-County Commissary - $400 per calendar year
    3. No late fees 
  • Unpackaged foods
    1. In-County Commissary - $650 per calendar year
    2. Out-of-County Commissary - $800 per calendar year
    3. No late fees 

These licenses are valid for an unlimited number of 1-3 day events or celebrations, per vendor, per calendar year. Only one application and fee must be submitted annually for an annual Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment License.

*Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment License Informational Flyer (PDF)

*Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment Plan Review Application (Pre-packaged Foods ONLY)(PDF)

*Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment Plan Review application (Unpackaged Foods) (PDF)

Information on PCCHD Temporary Food Event Training

All PICS (Persons-in-Charge) of Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment Licenses must annually attend a PCCHD Temporary Food Event Training.  

All other Temporary Food Event Vendors are encouraged to attend a Temporary Food Event Training with the Peoria City/County Health Department prior to operating in Peoria County.  However, only those vendors applying for a Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment License are REQUIRED to attend.  

Click Here to Sign Up for a PCCHD Temporary Food Event Training

How to Submit a Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment Plan Review Application:

Applications with fee may be mailed or submitted in person to the Peoria City/County Health Department located at 2116 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61604.  Email us at EH@peoriacounty.org or call 309-679-6161 with questions regarding this licensure.