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Cottage Food FAQs

Santa Barbara County EHS permit for home-based food preparation for retail in small quantities, with certain limitations (e.g. must generate <$50k in profit/year, items sold indirectly at off-site locations).

Cottage Food Guidance

Santa Barbara County EHS required that all applicants for a Cottage Food Operation must reside within Santa Barbara County. Applicants should read and be familiar with the Cottage Food Guidance educational document before completing the application.

General Food Facility Application

Santa Barbara County EHS Food facility permit allows for the distribution of food on-site and preparation or re-purposing of food items. Preparation or re-purposing includes activities such as heating, cooling, combining ingredients, and re-packaging/re-portioning foods. This permit is commonly referred…

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