Temporary Events & Vendors

Please submit Event Coordinator and Vendor Applications to Environmental Health via email. Please call 719-839-2596 with any questions.


Special Event Fee Chart

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Lake County Environmental Health Temporary Food Event Fee Schedule

Attention: Temporary Event Coordinators and Vendors the following fees are in effect.

Temporary EventFee
Lake County Temporary Event Vendor License (pre-packaged foods only)$115
Lake County Temporary Event Vendor License (full service)$255
Coordinator Application Plan Review Fee$100
Coordinator Vendor Fee for Less Than 5 Food Vendors$50
Coordinator Vendor Fee for 5 to 10 Food Vendors$100
Coordinator Vendor Fee for 10 to 20 Food Vendors$150
Coordinator Vendor Fee for 20 to 30 Food Vendors$200
Coordinator Fine for Unannounced Vendors Present$100
Coordinator Fee for Late Vendor Entry (13 days prior to event)$25
Unlicensed and Unannounced Vendor Fine$115 to $255

Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card and Discover only.

Payments must be made payable to Lake County Public Health Agency.

Payments can be made by calling 719-839-2596, by mailing a check to:
P.O. Box 626
Leadville CO 80461

You may also stop by Public Health from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Lake County Retail Food Special Event License Category Definition According to Colorado Revised Statutes Food Protection Act (CRS) 25-4-1601 (2016)

  1. Food: "Food" means any raw, cooked, or processed edible substance, ice, beverage, or ingredient used or intended for use or for sale in whole or in part for human consumption.
  2. Catering: A licensed retail food establishment that provides a contracted, prearranged number of meals and/or food products that are prepared at a licensed retail food establishment or commissary for service and consumed at a prearranged offsite location and not available for individual purchase.
  3. Cottage Foods: This applies to vendors selling the following food items: pickled fruits and vegetables with a finished equilibrium pH of 4.6 or below, spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seeds, honey, jams, jellies, preserves, fruit butter, flour, and baked goods, including candies, fruit empanadas, tortillas and other similar products that do not require refrigeration for safety. Up to 250 dozen whole eggs per month may also be sold. (Does not include any potentially hazardous foods that require refrigeration e.g meats, cheeses, dairy, cut fruits or vegetables)
  4. For Profit: A retail food establishment offering food for retail sale to consumers
  5. No Fee License Government Entity/Non-Profit: Nonprofit organization that provides food solely to people who are food insecure, including, but not limited to, a soup kitchen, food pantry, or home delivery service

View the Lake County Temporary Event Policy (PDF).