Washington Department of Health Food Cart License

Washington Department of Health Food Cart License Information

Food Safety Rules and Regulations

Food Service

Chapter 246-215 WAC provides the safety standards for food served or sold to the public in Washington State. Washington adopted the 2001 edition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Code, with some modifications. The FDA Food Code was developed with extensive input from members of the food service industry, the scientific community, and food safety regulators throughout the country. It incorporates the latest knowledge of food science and technology. The Food Code serves as the basis for food service rules in most states and provides Washington with rules that are more consistent with the national food safety standards.

Health code regulations are dictated by Washington County Health Departments and as a result, they may vary across the state of Washington. In addition to determining what types of foods are allowed to be served, these local health departments may dictate what equipment should be installed on a hot dog cart or any food cart.

Always check with your local Washington county health department to confirm your hot dog carts requirements.

  • Washington State Department of Health Link

State of Washington Department of Health

  • Washington State County Health Department Links
Adams County Asotin County Benton-Franklin County
Chelan-Douglas County Clallam County Clark County
Columbia County Cowlitz County Ferry County
(Northeast Tri County
Health District)
Garfield County Grant County Grays Harbor County
Island County Jefferson County Kitsap County
Kittitas County Klickitat County Lewis County
Lincoln County Mason County Okanogan County
Pacific County Pend Oreille County
(Northeast Tri County
Health District)
San Juan County
Seattle/King County Skagit County Skamania County
Snohomish County Spokane County
Stevens County
(Northeast Tri County
Health District)
Tacoma/Pierce County Thurston County
Wahkiakum County Walla Walla County Whatcom County
Whitman County Yakima County


  • Washington State County Health Departments Reference Map

Washington State Hot Dog Cart Department of Health Food Cart License Links

 Washington Department of Health Food Cart License