Food Vendor Permit

EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019, ALL FOOD VENDORS MUST HAVE A TEMPORARY TEXAS STATE HEALTH PERMIT TO VEND IN THE CITY OF BANDERA

THE NON-NEGOTIABLE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE EVENT AT 5PM.


Requirements for a Food Vendor Permit for the City of Bandera:

  • a copy of a valid driver’s license or state issued ID
  • a copy of the State Sales Tax certificate
  • a copy of valid general liability insurance
  • a copy of a Temporary Texas State Health Permit (see below for more information)

Fees:

Daily - $15.00

Two days – $25.00

One month (also a Temporary Business: a commercial activity conducted for no more than thirty consecutive days) - $50.00

Seasonal (a business that operates no more than eight (8) months in any calendar year, often in connection with tourist activities)- $50.00/month

Non-profit (proof required) – free

Annual Bandera Market Days (good for all Bandera Market Days in a calendar year, April through November) - $100.00

Handmade/homegrown (only valid for products produced in certain counties) – free

Locations:

To be a vendor within the City of Bandera you must be located within a city easement or on private property. You cannot be located in a Texas Department of Transportation right-of-way.

City easement – you must check with city officials as to the actual city easement lines before you will be allowed to set up

Private property – you must have a signed letter from the property owner giving permission for you to set up on that property

ALL FOOD VENDORS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF BANDERA, TEXAS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR TEMPORARY TEXAS STATE HEALTH PERMIT BEFORE THEY WILL BE ISSUED A CITY VENDOR PERMIT.

To apply for a Temporary Texas State Health Permit, go to dshs.texas.gov

There are two options:

            1 – Temporary Food Establishment Single Event Permit Application
            This permit is good for ONE event. It costs $52.00.

            2 – Temporary Food Establishment Multi Event Permit Application
            This permit is good for TWO YEARS. It costs $200.00.


ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE STATE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE.



Applications can be submitted by mail or online. Submitting an application online is significantly faster than submitting by mail.

For questions about Texas State Health Department licensing, please call (512) 834-6626.       
*This is not the inspection department*

For questions about inspections, the Bandera County Inspector is:

Carlos Mora
(512) 963-7213
jeancarlow.moracolon@dshs.texas.gov


ANYONE WHO SELLS THE PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW (a cottage food product) DOES NOT HAVE TO OBTAIN A TEMPORARY STATE HEALTH PERMIT.

“A cottage food production operation is defined as an individual, operating out of the individual’s home, who: 

-Produces a baked good, candy, coated and uncoated nuts, unroasted nut butters, fruit butters, a canned jam or jelly, a fruit pie, dehydrated fruit or vegetables, including dried beans, popcorn and popcorn snacks, cereal, including granola, dry mix, vinegar, pickles, mustard, roasted coffee or dry tea, or a dried herb or dried herb mix.”