Special Events
All special event organizers and food vendors operating at an approved community event are required to submit a complete application and payment at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Applications or payments received less than 14 days prior to the event will be assessed a 50% late fee. Late applications may not receive approval to operate. 


A permit shall be obtained by the person or organization responsible for facilities or equipment that are shared by two or more food facilities operating at a community event

A community event is an event that is of a civic, political, public, or educational nature, including state and county fairs, city festivals, circuses, and other similar events approved by this Division. A community event does not include a seasonal sporting event, grand opening celebration, anniversary celebration, certified farmers market, or similar function. 

Event planners for Certified Farmer's Markets (CFMs) shall contact Resource Management at (707) 784-6765 and ask to speak with the special events coordinator. A Certified Farmer's Market Application is required.

Community Events located in unincorporated Solano County require a zoning clearance from Solano County Planning Department prior to submitting a Special Event Food Organizer application to the Environmental Health Division. Contact Resource Management at (707) 784-6765 and ask to speak with the planner on duty to obtain a zoning clearance.

Submit the Special Event Organizer Application with the appropriate permit fee.

If your event is a returning non-profit event, meaning all vendors are also non-profit (or are donating their profits) and the event has already been approved this year, submit the
Non-Profit Special Event Organizer Application.

 Food Vendor

A permit shall be obtained by each food vendor operating at an approved community event. Please review the Booth Requirements prior to submitting an application.

Submit the Special Event Food Vendor Application with the appropriate permit fee. 

If you are a veteran, submit the
Veteran's Fee Exemption Application

Returning non-profit food vendors must submit the Special Event Food Vendor Application each calendar year



 Food Vendor

Special Event Organizer Application
Non-Profit Special Event Organizer Application
Proposed Food Vendor List
Certified Farmer's Market Application
Special Event Food Vendor Application
Veteran's Fee Exemption Application
Online Payments may be submitted; an invoice or permit number is not required to complete payments. Enter the event name or business name in the invoice box during payment.

Useful Resources 
Food vendors should use the Self-Inspection Checklist to ensure their temporary food facilities are in compliance with Solano County Environmental Health standards. Refer to the following training presentations and videos for additional information:
Food Safety at Community Events Training
Temporary Food Facility (Food Booth) Setup
Food Booth Enclosure Video
Alternate Handwashing Facility Video
Alternate Utensil Washing Video                    

Applications and payments shall be submitted to the following department:

 Department of Resource Management
Environmental Health Division
675 Texas Street, Suite 5500
Fairfield, CA 94533
[email protected]
(707) 784-6765  Fax (707) 784-4805