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Food Service

Whether you are enjoying edibles at the County Fair or dining out, Jefferson County Public Health staff are working behind the scenes to ensure safe food services for the public. 

There are many different types of public food services that require a permit. A few examples are: restaurants, grocery stores, retail meat and fish markets, taverns, delicatessens, bakeries, espresso stands, school cafeterias, mobile units, bed and breakfasts and organized special events like the Wooden Boat Show or Rotary Annual Spaghetti feed. 

Jefferson County issues food service permits and routinely monitors for food safety in accordance with (Washington Administrative Code) WAC 246-215.  

 If you would like to contact us about a food establishment located in Jefferson County,
 send e-mail to or give us a call at 360.385.9444 (Monday
 through Thursday). 

Opening a new food establishment in Jefferson County?

The following information and application forms are available for download to help get you started. 


Please Note: These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print. Please make sure you are using the most recent version of Adobe Reader. A free software download is available from the Adobe web site.

Full Service Food Establishments

Click here to view
Permit Application
Flow Chart

Temporary Food Service Events


WSDA Cottage Food Operation Information:

     Washington State Department of Agriculture:  Cottage Food Operation


WSDA Food Processors License Information

     Washington State Department of Agriculture:  Food Processors

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