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. It operates at a fixed location for no more than 14 consecutive days. It is in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

A temporary restaurant license is required when a restaurant plans to take part in a fair or event with a temporary booth.

An event organizer can establish a temporary restaurant event record. It can 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.

An applicant can check the status of an application through the online application portal. Download the Application Status Check-In Guide(PDF, 457KB) for step-by-step instructions.

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

When to apply for a temporary restaurant license

Temporary restaurants should apply at least seven business days before their scheduled event. Applications must be reviewed before license is issued. Allow time for that review process.

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