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Form 3610 -Temporary Food Service Events Vendors

  1. **Incomplete applications will not be processed**
  2. Contact Information

    Mailing Address: Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), 645 Parfet Street, Lakewood, CO 80215.

    Contact Information: (303) 232-6301 or [email protected]

  3. Instructions

    In order to operate at a temporary/special event in Jefferson County, you must obtain approval from this Department. Vending at a temporary/special event may not require a license. If you’re unsure about your licensing needs, please contact us at the number above and ask for a Temporary Food Service (TFS) team member, or email us. Applications must be submitted 14 days prior to your first event. Approvals cannot be guaranteed on any applications submitted after this time period.

  4. Payment Instructions

    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.

  5. License Fee - Temporary Vendor (Full Food Service)
  6. License Fee - Temporary Vendor (Pre-packaged)
  7. Payment Type
  8. **You must have your license in your booth at all times**
  9. Commissary Agreement
  10. If you already have a commissary agreement form a local health department, please upload it below. Otherwise, please complete the Jefferson County commissary agreement.
  12. Will you be operating more than one booth at the same time?*
    Example: You will be at 2 separate events at the same time on the same day or 2 booths that are not connected at the same event. NOTE: You must have a separate Jefferson County License for EACH booth you operate.
  13. List all events that you will participate in.
  14. Please list all food products and the source (grocery chain, wholesaler, etc.). Be sure to include items such as toppings, condiments and ice. All food items must be from an approved source — no home-made or home-processed foods (including ice) ar permitted. Please separate items as in the following example: Grade-A eggs - King Soopers; Hamburger buns - Whole Foods.


    All slicing, chopping, peeling, dicing, shredding, mixing and pre-washing must be done at an approved commissary. Food prep is NOT allowed to take place at the event. Food may not be cooked or stored at home.

  16. Cooling of Foods (that have been previously cooked)

    List specific foods to be cooled below. Foods must be rapidly cooled to 41°F or below. Cooling methods may include: shallow pans (less than 4") in refrigerator or cooler, ice paddle or wand, using an ice-bath, or other (specify below).

  17. Reheating of Foods

    List specific foods to be reheated below. Foods must be re-heated to at least 165 °F. Reheating methods may include: microwave oven, conventional oven, hot plate, grill, or other (specify below).

  18. Food Transportation*
    What equipment will you use to control food temperatures during transport from the commissary to the event? (Check all that apply) NOTE: Containers/coolers made from Styrofoam are not approved for use.

    NOTE: Unwrapped food on display must be properly covered or protected by sneeze guards.

  20. How will hot foods be cooked to the minimum required temperature at the site? (Check all that apply)*
  21. How will hot foods be held at 135 °F or greater at the event? (Check all that apply)*

    NOTE: Equipment utilizing fuel-gel canisters (i.e. Sterno®) are NOT allowed at Temporary Events.

  22. How will cold foods be held at 41 °F or below at the event? (Check all that apply)*
  23. What type of food thermometer (0-220 °F) do you have?*
  24. Where will utensil washing take place?

    NOTE: On-site washing in tubs/basins is NOT allowed, extra utensils must be provided so soiled items can be changed at a minimum of every four (4) hours.

  25. Where will potable water be obtained?
  26. Where will wastewater be disposed?

    Wastewater shall NOT be dumped on the grass, ground or the into streets / storm sewer drains. Wastewater must be dumped in an approved receptacle or sanitary sewer.

  28. NOTE: Hand washing facilities must be located immediately adjacent to any/all food handling areas

    Hand sanitizers are NOT an acceptable substitute for a required hand washing station.

  29. How will you prevent bare hand contact with ready to eat foods?*
  30. Please check the space below that applies to your booth/unit:
  31. Hand Washing Station Components (within each booth/unit):
    • Container of potable (clean) water for hand washing
    • Faucet or spigot that provides constant/free-flow of water for two-handed washing
    • Catch basin or container for wastewater 
    • Soap
    • Paper towels
    • Trash can
  32. Acceptable Hand Washing Station Components:
  33. Examples of acceptable hand washing set up
  34. Examples of acceptable hand washing set up
  35. Examples of acceptable hand washing set up
  36. Examples of acceptable hand washing set up
  38. Please include the layout of the Temporary Food Establishment/Booth. Please identify and describe all equipment. The layout should include the following (if applicable):
  39. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) you will operate in accordance with the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations and will immediately correct any violations found during an inspection, 2) your original Jefferson County license(s) will be posted, and 3) you understand that your license(s) to operate may be suspended or revoked for non-compliance with these requirements and you may be removed from the event.

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