DHEC Retail Food Establishment Application

The Retail Food Establishment application and permit process has been enhanced. Information regarding these changes can be viewed on the DHEC website. To start this process, you will need to complete three steps:

Step 1

Download the Retail Food Establishment Application to your computer. You can complete and sign this application electronically, saving it so that the uploaded file can later be uploaded to SCBOS. If your browser will not let you fill out the form, please save it to your desktop and then open with Adobe Reader. Note: you will be given a second opportunity to download this file as you start the application process in SCBOS.

Step 2

Compile any supplemental documentation in support of the Retail Food Establishment Application as indicated in the Regulations. For a summary, please refer the Checklist for Submitting a Retail Food Establishment Application and Permit and scroll to the Documentation section

Step 3

Click Apply Now below to start the application process within SCBOS.

By providing this information electronically, you will reduce the time necessary to process the application request and expedite the scheduling of the inspection.

Department of Health and Environmental Control and SCBOS

Help with DHEC Filings

Currently, you can find this DHEC permit on our SCBOS site:

See our checklists to prep before you file! Read the FAQs to answer common questions.

Filing Questions

For filing-specific questions, please contact DHEC directly: By Phone: 803-896-0640 or by visiting the DHEC website.