Community Events, Temporary Food Facilites

REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY FOOD FACILITYS and EVENT COORDINATORS AT COMMUNITY EVENTS


If you represent a Temporary Food Facility and wish to participate in a Community Event in Colusa County, your initial step is to engage with the designated Event Coordinator. The Event Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact, providing a comprehensive overview of all Community Event requirements, including those related to Environmental Health permitting.

Colusa County Environmental Health has seamlessly shifted its application process to an online portal for enhanced accessibility and efficiency.  All Temporary Food Facilities and Community Event Coordinators are required to adhere to the standards outlined in the California Retail Food Code.

 Event Coordinators: Online Application Portal (Click Here)                                                                                                                                                                   •Only Required when you have 2 or more Food Vendors.                                                                                                                                                                   •The application must include a list of all Temporary Food Facility vendors attending the event and a detailed map indicating the location of each TFF vendor.       •Timely submission is essential – the information must reach the department no later than 14 business days before the event.                                                     •Event Coordinators are responsible for distributing the "Temporary Food Facility Operators Packet" to each TFF vendor.                                                                 •Event Coordinators are responsible for submitting the “Event Coordinator Inspection Form” at the end of the event. 

Temporary Food Facility (TFF) and Mobile Food Facility: Online Application Portal (Click Here)                                                                                         • Each Temporary Food Facility (TFF) and Mobile Food Facility attending the community event must individually complete their online permit application.   • Submission of information is required no later than 7 business days before the event.                                                                                                       • Mobile Food Facilities holding a valid permit with Colusa County Environmental Health (CCEH) are exempt from paying a Temporary Food Facility           (TFF) permit fee.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Recognizing the unique nature of each Temporary Food Facility, we adopt a tiered approach to our fee structures and offer potential waivers. This customized approach ensures fairness and flexibility in accommodating diverse needs.

 • Event Coordinator: $84.00   

 • TFF Pre-Packaged: $28.00                                                                                                                                                                                                        For Non-Potentially Hazardous Food not requiring hot or cold temperature control.                                                                                                             •TFF Minimal Food Preparation: $56.00                                                                                                                                                                                    Involving pre-packaged, Non-Potentially Hazardous Food with sampling and no hot or cold temperature                                                                                control requirement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • TFF Food Preparation: $84.00                                                                                                                                                                                                   For Cooking/Serving Potentially Hazardous Food.                                                                                                                                                                    • TFF Annual Fee: $84.00                                                                                                                                                                                                              A one-time fee valid from January to December of the year paid. Menu items cannot be changed once application is approved.    

Fee waivers must be uploaded as an attachment when submitting the online application. Waivers are applicable for the following:                         • Valid Non-Profit (501c3) Organization Form                                                                                                                                                                             • Veterans DD 214 Form                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Nonprofit Charitable Temporary Food Facility (TFF)          

*Fees to be paid in the office through Cash or check. Alternatively, you may opt to mail your payment to: 1213 Market Street, Colusa 95932