Other Regulatory Agencies

An annual operating permit from the Snohomish Health District is required to ensure that your business meets local requirements. You may need to get additional permits from us or be required to comply with other government permit requirements. 

WHO INSPECTS WHAT IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Retail food, schools, camps, jails, senior centers, senior independent living communities Local health department
Tribal facilitiesNW Washington Indian Health Board
Hospitals, prisons and ferriesWashington State Department of Health
Nursing homes and assisted living facilitiesWashington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Child care centersWashington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)
Wholesale food processorsWashington State Department of Agriculture
Wholesale food processors interstate/internationallyU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Wholesale Meat processingU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) also regulates the following activities:

COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION

The Washington Cottage Food Operations Law allows people to make low-risk food in their home kitchens and sell directly to consumers. Gross sales of cottage food products may not exceed $25,000 annually.

MEAT OR DAIRY FOOD PRODUCTION

If you process, manufacture, store or handle any food or dairy products for wholesale or retail distribution, or if you custom slaughter or custom cut meat, you need to contact the Washington State Department of Agriculture Food Safety Program, for licensing and/or inspection information.

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

If you have any questions about serving or selling beer, wine or hard alcohol, you need to contact the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.