Temporary Food Service Establishments
A Temporary Food Service Establishmentis defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a food service that operates at a fixed location for not more than 14 consecutive days, in conjunction with a single event or celebration.
Any person desiring to operate a Temporary Food Service Establishment in Clay County must comply with any existing county or city zoning provisions, where applicable, and shall submit an application for an operating permit on forms provided by the Clay County Health Department a minimum of five (5) business days prior to the proposed date of opening at the anticipated event. A $35.00 fee, payable to the Clay County Health Department, is required to obtain an Operating Permit to operate a Temporary Food Service Establishment within Clay County. Applications submitted to the Clay County Health Department less than five (5) business days prior to the proposed date of opening at the event specified on the application shall be assessed an additional $15.00 penalty fee.There is no fee for non-profit organizations.