Per the City of Fort Lauderdale, Code of Ordinance Section 15-186 - Supplemental regulations for outdoor social service feeding events.
a. An application for an outdoor social service feeding event shall contain the following information:
- The name of the individual or organization that will be furnishing, serving or distributing food;
- The date or dates when food will be furnished, served, or distributed;
- The times of day when food service and distribution is anticipated to begin and end;
- The street address or addresses of where food is anticipated to be furnished, served, or distributed, or if the location has no street address, a description of the location by street block number or by naming the nearest intersecting streets; and,
- The approximate or expected number of food preparers and servers on the site where the food will be furnished, served, or distributed and the approximate or expected number of individuals that will be served, provided the number of individuals that are anticipated to be served exceeds fifteen (15) individuals at the same outdoor social service feeding event.
b. All outdoor social service feeding events shall:
- Not be closer than five hundred (500) feet from another outdoor social service feeding event, or food distribution center as defined in the ULDR;
- Not be any closer than five hundred (500) feet from a residential property as defined in section 47-35 of the ULDR;
c. Outdoor social service feeding events which furnish, serve, or distribute food or meals to more than fifteen (15) members of the public must obtain a permit as set forth herein and shall:
- Have written consent from the property owner to conduct that activity on the property: if the city is the property owner, the city manager or the city manager's designee is authorized to provide written consent on behalf of the city. If the city manager or the city manager's designee withholds consent to conduct the activity on the property, the reason(s) for denial shall be provided in writing to the applicant.
- Have adequate storage of food from the time of preparation to the time of service;
- Use the following methods of sanitation before preparing, serving, or distributing food:
i. Hand sanitizer; or,
ii. Disposable gloves.
- Have and provide a sufficient number of trash bags to dispose of the solid waste generated by the food furnished, served, or distributed by the servers; and
- Remove or cause the removal of all trash or debris from the feeding site that was generated by the service or distribution of food, and shall deposit the trash or debris in a public trash receptacle, or in a private trash receptacle if permission from the receptacle owner has been obtained.
d. Where Section 15-186 conflicts with any other section of article V, the requirements of Section 15-186 shall govern.
e. The city manager or the city manager's designee shall issue a permit to the applicant evidencing that the requirements of this article have been met.
f. The city manager or the city manager's designee may deny, revoke or suspend any permit issued pursuant to this article if the event violates any of the regulations set forth in this article. Upon the denial, revocation, or suspension the city manager or his or her designee shall give notice of such action to the event organizer, as identified on the application, in writing stating the action which has been taken and the reason therefor. The event organizer may request a hearing to appeal such denial, revocation or suspension to the city manager within three (3) days of receipt of the notice. An appeal does not stay the decision of the city manager.
(g) If the outdoor event is conducted after notice of the denial, revocation, or suspension of the event, the event organizer shall be subject to the penalties in Section 1-6 of this Code. Each day the violation exists shall constitute a separate violation under this article and shall be punishable as such.