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Temporary Food Operations

All temporary food vendors must have a permit to operate. Food may be prepared and served at or in conjunction with gatherings or events such as fairs and festivals. Food items and methods of preparation may be restricted during temporary events. All temporary food vendors must have a permit from the local health department. Permits are valid for up to 14 days at one location as long as the operator remains in good standing and compliance with regulations.

Temporary Food Service Setup Guidelines

Food Trucks

Food trucks may not provide catering services unless they meet additional permitting requirements as a catering kitchen. These units are to be serviced and cleaned every day of operation. These operations are permitted by the local county health department and pay an annual fee to operate statewide. These units must contact the health department in each county where they operate for an inspection. Menu items must be approved before permitting.

See Section 3 of the Kentucky Food Code

341 East Main Street, Paris, KY 40361

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Andrea Davis-Viney, MPH
Public Health Director

Amanda Thornberry, DMD
Board of Health Chairperson