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Start a Food Business

Prior to opening a new food establishment or making changes to an existing food establishment in Snohomish County, the Washington State Retail Food Code requires that plans be reviews and approved by Snohomish Health District. This multi-step review process will help ensure that your plans and equipment meet state and local health requirements.

Find your applicable project below, review the plan review guide, and submit the complete plan review packet.

We accept applications in person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by mail to Snohomish Health District, Attn: Food Section Plan Review, 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 104, Everett, WA  98201-3900

New Restaurant

New Mobile Unit

(Already permitted in King or Pierce County? Please see submit the items on the following checklist.)

New Limited Grocery

New Food Stand Concession

Reopen a former food service establishment

IMPORTANT: If this establishment will undergo major construction or remodeling of the kitchen, you must submit the New Restaurant Plan Review Packet.

Remodel A Food Service Establishment / Revised Approved Plan

Revisions include changing menu, equipment, layout of kitchen, or adding catering or specialized processes. 

Changing Ownership

In Snohomish County, food establishment permits are not transferrable from one operator/owner to another. Prior to taking over an existing food business, submit change of ownership application.

Contact us

Food Safety

3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201



8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Did you know?

There are nearly 500 full-service restaurants in Snohomish County.