• A retail bakery operation located at a home is required to obtain a retail food permit prior to opening. The retail baking kitchen must be separate from the kitchen used for home cooking and must meet the same standards as all retail food service.

  • If the plan is to sell to other permitted facilities like convenience stores or restaurants (wholesale) instead of directly to the end consumer (retail), the SC Department of Agriculture should be contacted for instructions and requirements. Please be aware that local zoning officials should be contacted to see if a retail food business may be operated at your home.

  • If the house used for the bakery operation is also your dwelling, you may be exempt from permit requirements by Chapter 8-301.12(A)(12) if the operation meets the criteria of the home based food production law.