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Restaurant - Temporary

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

Active Temporary Restaurant Licenses List

How to Get a Business License

Pursuant to city ordinance, if a restaurant is going to participate in a fund raising event for a nonprofit and all of the proceeds are being donated to the nonprofit, the fee for the license will be waived.  The applicant must bring in a document that verifies the name of the nonprofit organization and verifies that all proceeds are being donated to the nonprofit.

Temporary Restaurant Licensing Instructions

Guide for selling or distributing CBD products at Special Events


Application Fee:  No application fee is required for a temporary restaurant license.

License Fee:  $100.00 plus $10.00 per day for the first five days of each event 


Fees can be paid with cash, check,  money order or credit card.  Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance. 

 Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken: 

  1. All documents required for the license are complete and submitted to the office
  2. Fees are paid in full


Links to Apply Online



Municipal Code

Denver Revised Municipal Code

Definition 23-2 (32)

Requirements 23-40

Fees 32-106.5