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City of Racine Public Health Department
Temporary Food Event permits are issued for a limited-time event or celebration, such as a fair, carnival, circus, or sporting event. These permits are issued to individuals or groups that operate a temporary food establishment.
Temporary food establishment means a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration such as a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition, anniversary sale, or occasional
sales promotion. Occasional means not more than 3 days during any 12-month period.
PLEASE NOTE: Personnel are available for in-office consultations from 8-10 AM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). If you would like to make an appointment, call the Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203.
If you are holding an event:
Contact the Environmental Health Division (262-636-9203) to determine if your event requires a permit.
Law prohibits a temporary event operator from serving food more than three (3) times at the same facility in a licensing year, unless it is in association with different events. If you are planning numerous events, other permit options are available.
Event Coordinators: Fill out and return the
Temporary Event Coordinator Checklist along with your application. Also, review the
Temporary Food Service Event Requirements. This booklet contains procedures for setting up food service areas, cooking and storing food, and sanitizing work/service areas. Knowing and following this information will ensure that the permitting process, as well as the event, runs smoothly and safely.
Other Agencies to Contact for Temporary Permits:
Environmental Health Division:
City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue, Room 1
Peddler's/Seller's License, Alcohol/Soda License
City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue, Room 103
Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services Department:
Special Event at a Park Permit
Annex Building, 800 Center Street, Room 127
The Environmental Health Division offers a Temporary Event Food Safety Class for those serving food at an event that requires a permit (see above). This class can be completed online by reviewing the six links below (each opens a PDF in a new window or tab) and then completing the quiz. Those who receive a score of 100% on the quiz will receive a Certificate of Completion via email within one business day. If you receive a score less than 100%, you will be contacted to review the missed question(s) and then receive a Certificate of Completion.
Alternatively, the class may also be completed in person at the Environmental Health Division. This class is offered the 2nd Thursday of each month at Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue. Click below to register for the class, or call 262-636-9203 with questions.
Online Temporary Food Service Class
Cool potentially hazardous cooked foods:
Reheat rapidly (within 2 hours):
If you have questions or would like more information, call 262-636-9203.
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