Food Facility Construction

Who can use this service?

This service is available to all businesses wishing to begin construction or modification of a food facility located within San Luis Obispo County.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to our Fee Schedule or contact our office at (805) 781-5544.

What is the process?

Step 1: Review Construction Requirements

Read and comply with the Construction Requirements for Permanent Food Facilities reference document.

Step 2: Submit Required Items

Submit the following:

Step 3: Pay Plan Check Fee

The permit fee is due with the application.  Please refer to the Environmental Health Permit Fee Schedule for more information.

Step 4: Await response from inspector

Plans must be approved prior to beginning construction. The inspector reviewing the plan will contact you with any additional information or forms that may be required, revisions needed, or when your plan is approved.

Step 5: Schedule Inspection

Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule an inspection of your Permanent Food Facility prior to opening for business

Step 6: Await Inspector Approval to Begin Operation

It is unlawful to begin operation of a new or remodeled Permanent Food Facility without first receiving approval from an inspector in addition to a valid Health Permit to Operate.

The inspector will grant approval to begin operation upon completion of construction and opening inspections.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Please visit us, email us, contact us, or call our office to begin the process.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Environmental Health Division

Monday - Friday 8-5

2156 Sierra Way Suite B San Luis Obispo , CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5544

Fax: (805) 781-4211