Re:Looking at starting an italian ice cart biz--have ?? for other owners, please
Hi, Kaisermust. I'm starting up an Italian Ice pushcart business too. I think I might be able to shed some light on those Health Dept. permits. Maybe you've found your answer by now. But if the event you are looking to attend is in your county (or part of the jurisdiction that your permanent license covers), then you should not have to apply for a one-time permit. Your attendance is covered under your permanent/annual permit. You would simply fill out the event application and include a copy of your permanent license.
The one-time permit fee allows vendors who are OUTSIDE of the county/city that event is in to apply for a daily or event permit. You WILL need to fill one out when your biz grows and you expand into other areas outside of your regular permit/license. Hope that helps. Any other questions, I'd be happy to try to get you an answer. I do run a website that gives all kinds of guidance and information of every kind to Italian Ice vendors. Info includes manufacturers, suppliers, products, advice, and I'm trying to build a community for us. It's all free. If you're interested in finding it, please contact me. Thanks.