This program ensures that proper food safety practices are followed at temporary events where food or beverages are served.


  • Permit to Operate: This approval is required to complete the permitting process. Once approved, the owner will receive a physical permit and permission to operate a temporary food booth. 
  • HACCP/Variance: Use this application to request a variance, allowing your establishment to deviate from the approved standards, and/or submit a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan showing how you will mitigate risks to food safety.

Permit Fee Schedule 1

View the fee schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2022, for all permits and services.


Frequently Asked Questions 

  • General FAQ: View frequently asked questions about temporary food booths. 
  • Cottage Food FAQ: View frequently asked questions concerning cottage food industry.



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