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Environmental Health Services is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm and serving one customer at a time (plus one additional person for those with a translator or who require physical assistance).  Please follow social distancing guidelines while waiting outside and call the office at (805) 781-5544 or visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/ContactEHS for questions or to coordinate for special arrangements. Please visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/CurrentEHSOperations for current EHS COVID-19 guidance documents or ReadySLO.org.

The Health Agency is actively responding to COVID-19 and continuing to provide other essential services. Please see updates from Animal Services, Behavioral Health, Public Guardian and Public Health

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Environmental Health Supervisors

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

Community Event and Swap Meet Organizer Health Permitting

What is the process?

Step 1: Receive Approval to Conduct Community Event

The sponsor of a Community Event shall obtain all necessary permits from all applicable agencies in order to conduct business within San Luis Obispo County prior to seeking an event sponsor health permit from Environmental Health Services.

Step 2: Review Operational Requirements

Read and comply with the Temporary Food Facility Guidelines.

Step 3: Submit Health Permit Application

The sponsor shall submit a Community Event Sponsor Permit Application Packet to Environmental Health Services for review and approval a minimum of 14 days prior to the scheduled event.

Step 4: Verify Submission of all Food Vendor Booth Applications

An application submitted to Environmental Health Services for review and approval is also required for each Temporary Food Facility vendor planning to operate at the proposed Community Event. Vendor applications must be submitted  a minimum of 14 days prior to the scheduled event.

Step 5: Pay the Health Permit Fee

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

Step 6: Await Approval From Inspector

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

The health inspector will review your completed application and sign off when approved. You will be notified when your application has been approved. 

Who can use this service?

This service is available to sponsors and organizers intending to conduct a Community Event or Swap Meet Event including food service to the general public 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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Environmental Health Supervisors

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