Chapter 8.32


8.32.010    Purpose of chapter.

8.32.020    Adoption of state administrative rules and regulations relating to food service sanitation.

8.32.030    Definitions.

8.32.040    Permit required.

8.32.050    New establishments – Permit and fee.

8.32.060    Compliance with other laws.

8.32.010 Purpose of chapter.

The maintenance of public health and sanitation require the regular inspection of food service establishments. It is the purpose of this chapter to require such inspections and to require permit fees for the operation of food service establishments. [Ord. 410 § 1, 1980].

8.32.020 Adoption of state administrative rules and regulations relating to food service sanitation.

Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 35A.69.010, Chapter 246-215 WAC, entitled Food Service, is adopted by reference, together with amendments and additions thereto, except as provided for in this chapter. [Amended during 2010 recodification; Ord. 410 § 1, 1980].

8.32.030 Definitions.

When used in this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

“Health officer” means the Benton-Franklin District health officer or his authorized representative;

“Person” means a person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or organization. [Ord. 410 § 1, 1980].

8.32.040 Permit required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a food service establishment without having in his possession an unrevoked food service permit issued by the Benton-Franklin District health department. [Ord. 5-96 § 2, 1996; Ord. 8-89 § 1, 1989; Ord. 410 § 1, 1980].

8.32.050 New establishments – Permit and fee.

A. Every person constructing or extensively remodeling an existing food service establishment or converting an existing structure for use as a food service establishment shall, prior to work beginning on such construction, remodeling or conversion, submit the plans for such construction, remodeling or conversion, to the Benton-Franklin District health department, who shall then conduct a plan review, and who shall conduct an inspection of the structure following completion of the construction, remodeling or conversion.

B. The Benton-Franklin District health department may establish and require the applicant to pay a fee for the plan review.

C. No occupation permit shall be issued until the plan review and inspection, as provided herein, has been completed. [Ord. 5-96 § 3, 1996; Ord. 8-89 § 2, 1989; Ord. 410 § 1, 1980].

8.32.060 Compliance with other laws.

The permit and fees required by this chapter are in addition to all other permits and fees required by the laws of the state and the city, and no permit for a food service establishment as provided for herein shall be issued to any person who has not first obtained and paid for all other required permits. [Ord. 410 § 1, 1980].