What is a Host Facility? A Host Facility is a facility located in a brewery, winery, commercial building, or other location approved by Environmental Health Services (EHS) that meets specified infrastructure and operational requirements. The location cannot be the same premises as those set aside for wine or beer tasting.
This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Host Facility within San Luis Obispo County. This permit allows for expanded food options by hosting a catering operation who may sell food directly to the consumer at this approved site for no more than 4 hours in any 12-hour period, unless additional hours are otherwise approved by this agency. A Host Facility Permit is not required for sites that only utilize catering for private events or that only host approved/permitted mobile food facilities (food trucks, food carts, etc.).
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.