The Food Safety Division of Code Enforcement is responsible for the permitting and inspection process of all food service establishments within the city limits. The staff will also review building plans for new or extensive remodeling of food service establishments.
Food Service Permits
All food service establishments are required to obtain a food service permit, including temporary operations of less than 7 days. Food Service permit fees range from $25.00-$75.00, based on type of establishment. For application forms for these permits go to on-line forms or come by our office.
Food Service Inspections
Routine inspections of food service establishments will normally be conducted 1-4 times a year, based on type of establishment. To view the form used for routine inspections go to on-line forms.
All food service establishments are given a copy of their inspection report. The reports must be readily available for the public to view. Please click Food Service Inspection Report (PDF) to view copy of the form we use to do inspections.
In addition to routine inspections, complaints may result in additional food service inspections. All food handlers must obtain a health card before employment. You can acquire this certificate by taking our on-line Food Handler Training course. Certificates are valid for two years. The cost of this training is $9.00. Click the following link for more information or to enroll in the course: Food Handler Training
Certified Food Manager Required
Food service establishment are required to have at least one certified food manager on staff. For more information or to enroll in this course, click the following link: Certified Food Manager Training
For more information on food service reports, permitting, inspections, or other duties of the food safety division, please contact our office at (903) 575-4149.