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Getting a Cottage Industries Permit for our Caramel

I make some kick butt caramel so I’ve finally decided I’m going to sell it.  To do this in San Bernardino County, you have to either use a commercial kitchen or get a Cottage Industries Permit.  While I have access to a commercial kitchen locally, why keep spending money to rent one when you can just use your own kitchen?

I wasn’t sure who to call first so I called Code Enforcement.  The county worker had no idea what I was talking about and told me very confidently that I needed a Home Occupation Permit.  Not so.  I need a Cottage Food Operation Registration/Health Permit.  This is very normal of county as I learned while we tried to get our bed and breakfast permit.  They don’t have a clue which permit you need, what you’re talking about or who you need to talk to.  When they tell you to get a certain permit, expect the next person to tell you to get a different one ad nauseum.

I’m going to document me getting this permit so that hopefully I can help others to get through this.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be way simpler than getting the b&b permit which was a hellish experience.  Wish me luck because this caramel is awesome!

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