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)
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
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.
Applications can be submitted by mail or online. Submitting an application online is significantly faster than submitting by mail.
For questions about inspections, the Bandera County Inspector is:
“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.”