The Environmental Health Division:
- inspects and licenses food vendors, including mobile, vending, and temporary vendors.
- investigates complaints and food-borne illness outbreaks.
- reviews/approves new food service facility layout plans.
- enforces the Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code in all City restaurants and retail establishments.
Ohio Food Safety Code
Layout Plan Review
For new construction and significant renovation work, a plan review packet (see link below) must be submitted to the Environmental Health Division before a food service license can be issued.
Mobile Food Operation/Establishment License
Ohio law requires that every person, which intends to prepare, serve or sell food from a movable vehicle, portable structure or watercraft that routinely changes location, obtain a mobile food license (see application below). Ohio law also requires that every mobile food operation comply with the applicable sections of the Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C. 3717-1).
Temporary Food Service License
Ohio law requires a license (see application below) for any food service operation that operates at an event for no more than five consecutive days, and serves and/or prepares food for a charge or donation. You are limited to ten temporary food service licenses per licensing period (March 1 – February 28). Operations that have a valid mobile license from any Ohio local health department do not have to obtain a temporary license.
NOTE: All applications must be received 10 day prior to the event and may be approved or denied based on inspection.
For more information, contact the Environmental Health Division: