The food safety program is here to protect the public from foodborne illness by educating food workers about safe food handling practices and conducting regular inspections of food service establishments.

Complaints about restaurants or other food related concerns in Grays Harbor County can be sent to our email Environmental Health Dept. ( or call (360) 249-4222 (especially if you're reporting a potential FOODBORNE ILLNESS).

Active Managerial Control Materials
Active Managerial Control (AMC) is the purposeful use of policies and procedures in the food establishment to control foodborne illness risk factors. Every person in charge must have active managerial control and ensure food safety requirements are followed. These sample template forms are part of an Active Managerial Control Toolkit to assist food establishment operators interested in developing policies and procedures for review, training, and monitoring food safety risks. 

Inspection Reports -
For more details on inspection results:


Food Worker Card Information
Applications for Restaurants and Other Food Service Establishments
Washington State Retail Food Code: Retail Food Code

Food Application Process

Applications must be submitted at least 30 calendar days before the planned date of opening. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant unprocessed. We highly recommend you submit an application for review prior to starting construction.

  1. After you have submitted your application and plan review fee, an Environmental Health Specialist will review your plans to ensure compliance with the Washington State Retail Food Code, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-215. 
  2. Once reviewed, an Environmental Health Specialist will contact you to discuss any concerns that may need to be addressed.
  3. A pre-operational inspection will be scheduled when all construction has been completed, equipment is in place and functioning, and the establishment has been cleaned.
  4. All plan revisions must be submitted in writing to Grays Harbor County for review. Failure to do so could lengthen the application process.