Banner Food Safety: Keeping you and your family, and our county's many visitors, safe from foodborne illness.

PERMANENT FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

A permanent food establishment is one that operates at a fixed location for more than 21 consecutive days. Every food establishment owner must get a permit from us in order to open and operate their business. Permits in Kitsap County expire every June 30, and must be renewed annually.

NEW OR REMODELED ESTABLISHMENTS

If you are building a new facility, including opening one in a site that was not previously a restaurant, you need to submit a Plan Review Application and pay a fee that covers the cost of reviewing your plans and conducting a pre-operational inspection. These guidelines list the requirements and explain the plan review process, which usually takes about two weeks from submission of plans to approval.

There is additional information for the following types of permanent food establishments:

You can submit your application and other forms by mail, fax or in person.

You can pay your fee in person or by phone. We accept cash, checks, money orders, and Visa or MasterCard credit/debit cards.

If you have questions, please call us at (360) 728-2235 or email jim.zimny@kitsappublichealth.org. We are here to help you be successful!

CHANGES OF OWNERSHIP

Food permits do not transfer from one owner to another. Whether you are the new owner of a formerly closed establishment or an existing one, you must submit a Change of Ownership Application.

You can submit your application and other forms by mail, fax or in person.

You can pay your fee in person or by phone. We accept cash, checks, money orders, and Visa or MasterCard credit/debit cards.

If you have questions, please call us at (360) 728-2235 or email jim.zimny@kitsappublichealth.org. We are here to help you be successful!

CHANGES OF MENU OR EQUIPMENT

If you are planning to do any construction, change of menu or equipment, call your inspector at (360) 728-2235 to discuss the requirements.

INFORMATION YOU NEED

The following fact sheets will help you serve safe food to your customers. If you have questions, please call us at (360) 728-2235 or email jim.zimny@kitsappublichealth.org. We are here to help you be successful!

You can also sign-up here to receive information and notifications for food establishments from Kitsap Public Health District.

SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES LAW

Since December 8th, 2005, Washington State’s Smoking in Public Places Law (SIPP):

  • Bans indoor smoking in public places and places of employment
  • Requires that people who smoke outside of buildings stay 25 feet away from doors, open windows, or air intake panels.

The SIPP law requires every local public health district to enforce the law and provide education for businesses and employers about the law so they know how to comply with it. If you have questions, please call us at (360) 728-2235 or email jim.zimny@kitsappublichealth.org. We are here to help you be successful!


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