Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Temporary Health Permits

Whenever food or drink is offered to the public during special events such as fairs, outdoor concerts, fundraisers or other short-term events, a temporary health permit is required. If the event is located within Urbana city limits, a city food license may also be needed. Both can be obtained from this office.

Please note that there is a limit of three temporary health permits per calendar year.

If your event will be located within Champaign or Urbana city limits, please use the C-U application. For other areas within Champaign County, including the county fairground, please use the County application.

Permit Process

View and print the temporary health permit guidelines, fee information and application (C-U or County).
Complete the application and submit it for review, along with the applicable fee(s). The temporary health permit application and fee(s) should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of a temporary event. Applications submitted less than 72 hours prior to the day of the event will also be charged a late fee of $25.00. For events with five or more food or drink vendors, please see our multi-vendor coordinator guidelines.
Your application will be reviewed by one of our inspectors. They may contact you with questions about your application and event.
If the application is approved, a health permit and Urbana city food license (if applicable) will be issued.
Review the checklist on the back side of the permit. Display the health permit at your event in a spot where it can easily be seen by the public.
We conduct random inspections of temporary food events.