What is the purpose of this permit?
The temporary worker housing license is required by RCW and establishes minimum health and safety standards for temporary worker housing and cherry harvest camps.
What activities require this permit?
A new facility that meets the definition for TWH 246-358, change of ownership, annual renewal.
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Temporary Worker Housing License Application
' is online and can be accessed at https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/FacilitiesNewReneworUpdate/TemporaryWorkerHousing/ApplicationsandForms
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Application must be completed and mailed in to DOH with fee payments
Water Sample Results (for group B Water systems)
Camp Management Plan
Certificate of Occupancy
Revised Camp Management Plan Checklist
Is the decision on my permit dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
An on site survey conducted and approved by Department
Where do I submit my application?
Submit application to:
Department of Health Revenue Section
PO BOX 1099
Olympia, WA 98507
How long is my permit valid?
Temporary Worker Housing Licenses have an annual expiration date of February 28 or February 29 depending on the year.
Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL: https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/FacilitiesNewReneworUpdate/TemporaryWorkerHousing
Helpdesk phone: 360-236-3393
Other: Technical Assistance is supported and given by Inspectors, Licensing Lead and Program Supervisor.