Mailing Address: Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), 645 Parfet Street, Lakewood, CO 80215.
Contact Information: (303) 271-5700 or [email protected]
Temporary/Special events in Jeffco that offer food for public consumption must comply with the Department's food safety rules and regulations and receive a Certificate of Approval before operating. If you’re unsure if your temporary/special event requires a Certificate of Approval, please contact us at the number above and ask for a Temporary Food Service (TFS) team member, or email us.
Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the event start date. You MUST inform this office if vendors are added after your initial submittal of this application. The FINAL list of vendors must be submitted to this office 7 days prior to your event; additional vendors will NOT be allowed after this time.
If you wish to complete a paper application instead of this online form, please download the form and send to the address or email noted above.
Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. If paying by credit card, we will contact you to process your payment once your application is approved. Make checks payable to Jefferson County Treasurer. If mailing in a check, mail to the address noted above.
You may also upload a list of vendors here. Please include the vendor name, operator name, operator phone and email.
Examples of an approved mobile license and approved temporary vendor license can be found on page 5.
In applying for Approval to Operate a Temporary/Special Food Service Event I hereby state that all information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, including the acceptability of all food vendors I have listed. I will only allow food vendors with a current Jefferson County Temporary Food Vendor License or Colorado Retail Food License for Mobile Units to operate at my event. I agree to operate this temporary event in compliance with all applicable sections of the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Regulations and the terms and conditions imposed by the Department.
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