Temporary Events Information

Please read the Guidelines for Temporary Food Facilities before submitting an application. The Temporary Event fee is non-refundable.

Temporary Event Fees

1-3 day event


4-7 day event


8-14 day event

14 day event for tax-exempt organization

Late Fee
Tax Exempt Late Fee

The application and payment must be received in our office at least five working days prior to the event.

Acceptable Methods of Payment

  • American Express*
  • Discover*
  • MasterCard*
  • VISA*
  • Personal or Business Check
  • Money Order
  • Cash (only when paying in person - never send cash in the postal mail)
*The credit card vendor charges a 2.25% convenience fee, $2.00 minimum

Submit the application and fee using one of the following options

  • Online - Complete the Application to Operate a Temporary Event. Be sure to note the payment code at the end of the application before clicking the "submit" button. After submitting the application, you will be redirected to the payment page.
  • In Person - Complete the Application to Operate a Temporary Event, bring the application, any necessary attachments and payment to our office Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. If paying in cash, please bring exact amount.
  • Postal Mail - Complete the Application to Operate a Temporary Event. Payment in the form of a check, or money order payable to Treasurer of Chester County can be mailed with a copy of the application to: Chester County Health Department, 601 Westtown Road, Suite 288, West Chester, PA 19380-0990.
Failure to pay the appropriate fee for your temporary event may result in denial of your application.