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Permit Application, Fees, and Instructions & Guidelines

Temporary Food Permits are required of anyone serving food in the City of Beaumont whether the food is given away or sold and when the operation is not conducted from a licensed food service establishment. An application is required to be filled out and and submitted no less than one week prior to the beginning of the event for approval. A food handler certification is required to be obtained, before the temporary permit inspection date. 

Temporary Food Permits are $33.00 per booth for 1-5 booths, 6 or more booths require a Special Event Permit which is $220.00 per day of operation of the event.

A 50% discount is given when the organization is non-profit and youth or elderly oriented.

Temporary Event Permits must be applied for and purchased at least seven (7) days in advance of your event.

Temporary Permits will be scheduled in 1-hour increments unless it’s a Special Event Permit.

Temporary Event Permits are on a first come first served basis.

If the time you have applied for is not available, you may apply for the next available time.

Temporary Event Permit times will be available from 7:30 Am to 4:30 Pm Monday through Sunday.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


Environmental Health Department

The City of Beaumont Food Ordinance requires that all establishments serving potentially hazardous foods have a certified food manager.

The Environmental Health Division no longer provides the Food Managers Certification Course.

Food Managers Renewal or Transfer Fee is $20.00 and Duplicate Food Managers Certificate $10.00. Fees are non-refundable.

Food Manager Certification Application

Contact Information
Justin Jackson, RS
Environmental Health Manager
Office (409) 832-7463


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