A Dependent Food Service Operator is any person or business who engages in a lease or rental agreement with the permit holder of a permitted permanent food establishment, or Shared Permanent Food Facility (SPFF), to use the SPFF to perform food production and/or food service operations to supply food and related services to the general public.
If you do not have a permanent retail food facility under permit with this Department and you wish to utilize one that another person holds the permit for to be approved to perform your food production or food service operations, then you are a dependent food service operator.
The Environmental Health Services Division (EHS) recognizes that there is a growing demand by dependent food operators to have access to the County’s local permanent food facilities to prepare their food products. EHS’s goal is to make the sharing of food facilities by multiple businesses work smoothly, while ensuring that safe food handling practices are in place to protect the public’s health.
This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to conduct a Dependent Food Service Operation within San Luis Obispo County.
Who can use this service?
This service is available to any individual wishing to obtain an initial permit or renew a permit to conduct a Dependent Food Service Operation 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.
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.