Limited Use Food Service
||You must bring written authorization in order to obtain the Receipt
The Limited Use Food Service Worker Receipt (FSWR) provides the opportunity for
those with a disability to obtain a Limited Use FSWR in order to perform specific
determined tasks of low public health risk working under the direct supervision
of an establishment’s Certified Food Service Manager. The Certified Food Service
Manager must be present when a worker with a Limited Use FSWR is working in the
How do I obtain a Limited Use Food Service Worker Receipt?
A permitted food establishment’s Certified Food Service Manager will contact the
Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) Regional Office (see locations
below) and make an appointment for an onsite visit. Your Certified Food Service
Manager will be responsible to train you in food safety prior to your appointment.
An Environmental Health Specialist from MCESD will visit the establishment and witness
the applicant’s duties as assigned by the Certified Food Service Manager. Upon approval,
MCESD will provide you with written authorization to bring to one of our MCESD Regional
Offices in order to obtain your Limited Use FSWR.
How can I use the Limited Use Food Service Worker Receipt?
The Limited Use Food Service Worker Receipt was created to accommodate those persons
with a disability or with special needs. It will allow individuals to work in food
establishments with specific duties which are low public health risk
activities that he or she will be performing including but not limited to dishwashing,
bussing tables, and filling condiments.
The Limited Use FSWR is valid for a period of three years from issuance. The fee
for the Limited Use FSWR is $5.00. An original FSWR must be kept at the workplace.
After the Receipt has expired, the process must be repeated in order to be issued
a new Limited Use Food Service Worker Receipt.
Do I need to show Lawful presence to obtain the Limited Use Food Service Worker Receipt?