Temporary Food Event Information

Temporary food permits are good for the length of the event no more than 14 days. The application
needs to be turned into the Health Department Office 10 business days prior to the event with all
supporting documentation and fees.

A late fee of $50.00 in addition to the permit fee will be charged to any vendor who returns the permit and fee after the 10 business days.


Temporary Food Establishment means a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days (excluding Farmers' Market participation) in conjunction with a single event or celebration.  A temporary food establishment includes at least the following:


Temporary permit application, Food Protection Manger Certification (ServSafe), Allergen Awareness Certificate, and Workers Compensation Affidavit  and the permit fee are required for a successful application.

Temporary Food Permit Fees: License Fee $50.00 Northampton Based Business Fee $25.00 Late Fee $50.00
Non-Profit with copy of 501c 3 is Waived

Fire Department and or Building Department permits may be necessary.

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