Popular Services and Resources
Learn your favorite restaurant’s score in our latest inspection by checking online or downloading SccDineOut in the App Store.
All Mobile Food Facilities (MFFs) must have a valid County operating permit. MFFs are trucks, trailers, vans, carts, or any portable units used to prepare, sell, or transport food. Access information and applications here.
Healthy Nail Program
A County certified Healthy Nail Salon offers safer products, safer practices, and proper ventilation to reduce exposure to toxics. Learn how to join this free, voluntary program here.
Land Use - Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Septic)
The Land Use Program works to ensure implementation of proper sewage disposal systems where public sewer services are not available. All related forms and applications here.
The County reviews all temporary events to ensure protection and food safety for the public. Application forms and related documents available here.
Certified Farmers’ Markets
These markets allow certified growers to sell their agriculture products directly to consumers. See permit details and related applications and forms.
Permits, Applications & Fees
Please refer to the programs and services webpage for info all applications and permitting requirements for individual programs. Refer to CPD Fees webpage for all fees and payment options for Consumer Protection Division services.
See requirements for all proposed new construction or remodeling of retail food facilities and recreational facilities including building, storage, and hot water requirements.
The mission of the Consumer Protection Division (CPD) is to promote, protect, and assure conditions for optimal health and public safety for residents and communities by educating the public and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental health laws and regulations.
What we do:
The Division monitors and protects a variety of basic human needs –ensuring safe food, water, and sewage disposal –which are needs that affect the health and safety of our community every day.
We achieve this goal by reviewing construction plans, permitting, inspecting, monitoring, and investigating public complaints related to:
- Public food facilities including but not limited to restaurants, café’s, bakeries, coffee shops, mobile trucks and carts, temporary food facilities and certified farmers’ markets
- Public swimming pools, spas, and water parks
- Onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems)
- Detention facilities, shelters, and organized camps
- State Small Water Systems
CPD also provides the following services countywide:
- Complaint investigations for childhood lead exposure, swimming pools, food facilities, and food borne illness outbreaks.
- Permit and inspect cottage food operators
- Advice on Radon, Psittacosis and Mold
- Food Safety Certification and Training
The following services are provided only in the unincorporated areas:
- Investigations for noise complaints
- Permit and inspections of retail tobacco markets
Please use the Programs and Services tab for more information, or contact us for additional inquiries.
For information on fire safety, click here.
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