California Retail Food Code
Public Restroom Access Requirements
Section 114250 and 114276
Beginning January 1, 2004, any building that is constructed that provides space for the consumption of food on the premises shall provide clean toilet facilities, in good repair, for patrons, guests, or invitees. Patrons, guests or invitees shall not pass through the food preparation, food storage or utensil washing area.
Any building that is constructed before January 1, 2004, that has a food facility that provides space for the consumption of food on the premises shall “either” provide clean toilet facilities in good repair for patrons, guests, or invitees on property used in connection with, or in, the food facility “or” prominently post a sign within the food facility in a public area stating that toilet facilities are not provided.
A food facility with more than 20,000 square feet of floor space shall provide at least one separate toilet facility for men and women.
Food facilities located within amusement parks, stadiums, arenas, food courts, fairgrounds, and similar premises shall not be required to provide toilet facilities for employee use within each food facility if approved toilet facilities are located “within 200 feet” in travel distance.
Also, per California Plumbing Code, CPC 413.6, food facilities with an occupant load of one hundred (100) or more shall provide separate toilet facilities for employees only. The number of restrooms and fixtures shall be determined by your local Building Official.