- Healthy Places
- Food Safety Program
- Food Permits
- Other Regulatory Agencies
Other Regulatory Agencies
An annual operating permit from the Snohomish County Health Department 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 facilities||NW Washington Indian Health Board|
|Hospitals, prisons and ferries||Washington State Department of Health|
|Nursing homes and assisted living facilities||Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)|
|Child care centers||Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)|
|Wholesale food processors||Washington State Department of Agriculture|
|Wholesale food processors interstate/internationally||U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)|
|Wholesale Meat processing||U.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.
- Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) to receive your Alcohol Server Permit.
- A liquor license is an endorsement on your business license issued by the Washington State Department of Revenue.