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King County Board of Health




A Regulation to Revise the Food Establishment

Annual Permit Fees for New Applicants



Pursuant to its authority under RCW 70.05.060, the King County Board of Health hereby gives notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt revisions to the King County retail food establishment permit fee regulations.  The purpose of the proposed rulemaking is to establish quarterly proration of annual food establishment permit fees for new, first-time permit applicants.  The rule replaces the current half-yearly proration with quarterly proration of the annual permit fees.  Quarterly proration will enable new operators to pay permit fees in approximate proportion to the number of months they are operating during the April 1 through March 31 permit year.


A public hearing on the proposed rule at which the public may state their views orally or in writing will be held during the regular meeting of the King County Board of Health, February 15, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. in the Metropolitan King County Council Chambers, 10th floor, Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA.  Remote public testimony on Zoom will also be accepted. Information on the public hearing can be found at this website: Written comments can also be submitted to: King County Board of Health, ATTN: Joy Carpine-Cazzanti, Public Health – Seattle & King County, 401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1140, Seattle, WA 98104;  Written comments mailed or delivered to this address must be received by 5 p.m. on the day preceding the Board of Health meeting.  Written comments may also be submitted at the Board of Health meeting.


Copies of the proposed rules are available from the same address, by calling 206-296-4600 or on-line at this link.


Dated at Seattle, Washington this 1st day of February, 2024.




MELANI HAY, Clerk of the Board