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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

Swap Meet Food Facility Health Permitting

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit Swap Meet Application

Download the swap meet health permit application

Please note, swap meet vendors are typically approved to vend either whole, uncut produce, prepackaged nonpotentially hazardous foods, or both. However, temporary food facility operations may be allowed at the discretion of the swap meet organizer and requires a more in depth application process for health permitting. 

Step 2: 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 3: Await Approval From Inspector

It is unlawful for a Swap Meet Food Vending Booth to operate without prior approval from Environmental Health Services.

The health inspector will review your completed application and sign off when approved. The inspector reviewing the application will contact you with any additional information that may be required, revisions needed, or when your application is approved. A Health Permit to Operate will be mailed within 2-4 weeks after receiving inspector approval.

Who can use this service?

This service is available to all businesses wishing to obtain an initial permit or renew a permit for a Swap Meet booth with food service to be operated 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