This service allows you to apply for a consultation or a permit to construct or modify a Compact Mobile Food Facility Operation (CMFO) or Mobile Food Facility (MFF) Preparation Unit to be operated within San Luis Obispo County.
A health permit to operate a CMFO or MFF will not be issued unless all construction and operational requirements are met.
If you have completed a construction plan check for your CMFO or MFF and/or have received direction from this Agency to proceed with health permitting, please visit the Mobile Food Facility permitting page:
Consultation and/or Construction Plan Check applications are required for all CMFOs and MFFs and are within these categories:
- Full construction plan check required for:
- New construction of CMFOs or MFFs.
- Remodeled or modified CMFOs or MFFs.
- CMFOs or MFFs previously permitted where the health permit to operate expired 2 or more years ago.
- A 2-hour consultation* is required for:
- CMFOs or MFFs previously permitted in another jurisdiction within the last 2 years.
- Ownership changes of CMFOs or MFFs operated within San Luis Obispo County within the last 2 years where a significant menu change or change in operation will occur.
*The purpose of the 2hour consultation is to determine if the CMFO or MFF can move forward with the permitting process or if additional information is required for approval. Please note that a full construction plan check may be required.
Please note a Housing and Community Development (HCD) certification is required for all occupiable MFFs, including those previously certified that have been modified or remodeled since the last certification date.
A prospective new owner is encouraged to contact our Agency with questions prior to purchasing or constructing any Mobile Food Facility. Additional consultation or construction plan check requirements will be determined during that time.
Please note, it is unlawful to build a CMFO or MFF without prior written approval from this office.
Who can use this service?
This service is available to all businesses wishing to begin construction or modification of a Compact Mobile Food Operation or Mobile Food 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.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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2156 Sierra Way Suite B San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
Tel: (805) 781-5544
Fax: (805) 781-4211