Changes Brewing – King County Health Dept. Offering Info Sessions

The King County Health Department asked me to share this information with local breweries.

You’re a brewer, not a restaurateur, right? There’s a lot to learn and know about local codes when you’re opening and operating a taproom. The King County Health Department is offering info sessions to help make the process as smooth as possible. Even if you’re already open, there are changes brewing that you’ll need to know about.

Why They’re Doing This

As of April 1, 2016 all beverage related businesses are required to have a permit unless they are operating in a way that is exempt from the code. What this means for your business:

  • Businesses that are permitted will experience no change, and will go through the routine permit renewal process on April 1st, 2016.
  • Businesses that have an approved variance will need to apply for and obtain a permit by April 1st, 2016. The terms of variance regarding business facilities and operating procedures will be honored.
  • Businesses that have neither must complete the plan review process and obtain a permit by April 1st, 2016. To be able to achieve compliance by this time, submission of full application for plan review is required by December 31st, 2015.

Come to the sessions to learn more and check out the King County Health Department website to find answers to commonly asked questions.

Permit Requirements for Beverage Businesses – Info Sessions

The Food Program is hosting information sessions about permitting requirements for beverage related businesses. These are a good opportunity to connect with the Program, learn about the process and get your questions answered.

The next two info sessions are scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 22nd 6:00 – 7:30
Eastgate Public Health Center
14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007

Monday, September 28th 6:00 – 7:30
Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103



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