Host Facility Health Permitting

What is the process?

Step 1: Read and Understand the Operational Guidelines

Read and understand the Host Facility Requirements reference document.

Step 2: Submit the permit application and supplemental forms

Complete and submit the following items listed below.

Individual forms can be downloaded below:

1. Health permit application

2. Host Facility Permit Review form

Step 3: Pay health permit fee

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

Step 5: Schedule Inspection

Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule an inspection of your Host Facility prior to beginning operation

Step 6: Await Inspector Approval to Begin Operation

It is unlawful to begin operation of a new Host 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 an initial inspection.

Who can use this service?

This service is available to any individual wishing to obtain an initial permit or renew a permit to operate a Host Facility 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.

Environmental Health Services Supervisors

Environmental Health Services is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. 

Leslie Terry (805) 781-5553  [email protected]

  • Beach Water Quality, Cross-Connection, Land Use, Small Public Water Systems, Water Well Programs and Vector Programs

Aaron LaBarre (805) 781-5595  [email protected]

  • Body Art, Food Protection, Swimming Pools and Spas

Peter Hague (805) 781-5554  [email protected]

  • Hazardous Materials (CUPA) Programs