Food Service Info / Applications

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: 
  • Bakeries
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Delicatessens
  • Espresso Stands
  • Grocery Stores
  • Mobile Units
  • Organized Special Events Like the Wooden Boat Show or Rotary Annual Spaghetti Feed
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Meat and Fish Markets
  • School Cafeterias
  • Taverns
Jefferson County issues food service permits and routinely monitors for food safety in accordance with Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-215 (PDF).

Contact Information


If you would like to contact us about a food establishment located in Jefferson County, email food safety 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 website.

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Information