Permit for Gifting Food

If you are planning to make and give away food or drinks to the public on the playa including fresh squeezed juice, coffee with dairy, or even snow cones, you need a permit. You must apply for and be permitted as a Temporary Food Establishment by the Nevada State Division of Health if:

  • You will be cooking or serving food to large groups of more than 125 FELLOW CAMPERS of your camp on a consistent basis. (If you have a communal kitchen shared by 125 or more campers, but meals are prepared individually, or in smaller quantities than for 125 persons, a permit is not required, however we highly recommend you research and review safe food handling practices, starting with the Nevada State Division of Health information.)
  • You wish to share, cook or serve food or non-alcoholic beverages to the general Burning Man population (gifting food).

Complete the ‘Food Permit Application for Burning Man’ which can be found here (look for the flame icon at the bottom of the page for the application and other food safety information and guidelines regarding Burning Man).

Potable Water Hauling Policies

Any person who is hauling, delivering, vending, providing, or selling potable water to any individual or organized camp other than their own private or individual camp at Burning Man must be permitted by either the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (NDPBH) or the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).

This policy does not apply to RV providers which provide a fully stocked RV for individual use.