Restaurant temporary

Online Training Videos are available for Temporary Restaurant applications.

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari browsers to complete the online application.

What is a Temporary Restaurant?

A retail food establishment, other than a licensed mobile retail food establishment or pushcart, that is not intended to be permanent and that operates at a fixed location for a period of time of not more than fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

A temporary restaurant license is required when a restaurant plans to participate in a fair or event by way of a temporary booth.

An event organizer may establish a Temporary Restaurant Event record and add Licensed Temporary Restaurant vendors intending on participating in the event.

Denver food license information(PDF, 309KB)

Basic Information

How to access the online application

You can access the online application by clicking on the blue buttons on the right-hand side of this page.

A temporary restaurant applicant can check the status of an application at any time through the online application portal. Please download our Application Status Check-In Guide(PDF, 457KB) for step by step instructions.

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Safari browsers to complete the online application.


When to apply for a temporary restaurant license

We recommend that temporary restaurants apply at least seven business days before their scheduled event. Applications have to be reviewed before license is needed. Please allow time for that review process.

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Temporary restaurant licensing instructions