Food Safety Program
If you are interested in opening a food establishment, please contact (360) 740-1222 to set up an appointment with a Health Inspector. He/she will review the application packet with you and answer any questions you may have about the process. Our office is located on the 3rd floor of the Public Health Building, 360 NW North Street in Chehalis.
A Food Service Policy & Procedures has been recently established to define types of foods and establishments, risk categories, and general inspection procedures to help educate the public.
We will review, and if necessary discuss with you, the plans while you obtain approvals from the other offices listed in the packet. Our plan review and permit fees are listed on the fee schedule. Information regarding other agencies’ fees may be obtained when you contact them.
Temporary Food Establishments
Food vendors who wish to sell or distribute food at events, fairs, and carnivals should apply for a Temporary Food Service Permit. An application packet may be picked up at our office on the 3rd floor of the Public Health building, 360 NW North Street in Chehalis. You may also download the packet using the links below. Applications and payment must be received fourteen days before the event. The length of each event and the number of events you plan to sell food at throughout the year will determine the price of the permit.
- Letter of Introduction
- Temporary Procedure Manual
- Washington State Food & Beverage Workers' Manual
- Food & Beverage Workers' Manual Handout
- Cooking and Hot Holding Temperature Guide
- Be A Germ Buster - Hand Washing Poster
- Keep Them Clean - Poster
- Keep Your Hands off My Food - Poster
- Keep It Healthy - Poster
- Danger Zone - Poster
- Temporary Food Permit Application
Completed applications may be submitted directly to our office or faxed to 360-740-1472.