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Temporary Food Facility Permits

Find out about requirements for temporary and special event food facilities at UC San Diego, and follow links to online forms.

A Temporary Food Facility Permit is required for public events where food is sold or given away.

Temporary food facilities may be operated for a maximum of 10 days per quarter, with no more than 30 days per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Internal office potlucks and invitation only events are generally excluded from these requirements because they are considered private.

Apply for a permit and follow the food facility guidelines appropriate for your group:

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On-campus groups and student organizations

"On-campus" groups are based at UC San Diego.

Apply for a temporary food facility permit:

Complete and submit the online UCSD Department or Student Organizations Temporary Food Facility Permit Application.

Follow these guidelines for obtaining, preparing, and storing food:

For questions, contact:
Jeff Eisert, Health & Safety Inspector
E-mail: jeisert@ucsd.edu
Mail Code: 0920
Phone: (858) 534-5242

Off-campus commercial vendors

"Off-campus groups" are commercial businesses based off campus (i.e., restaurants, caterers, food trucks).

Apply for a temporary food facility permit:

Complete and submit the online Off-Campus / Commercial Temporary Food Facility Permit Application.

Follow these guidelines for obtaining, preparing, and storing food:

For questions, contact:
Jeff Eisert, Health & Safety Inspector
E-mail: jeisert@ucsd.edu
Mail Code: 0920
Phone: (858) 534-5242

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