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 

View the fee schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2023, 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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