Food Permits

All establishments selling or preparing food for the public to buy or consume are required to have a food permit. This includes:

Note: Establishments having both a food service and a retail food store operation will be issued one permit to cover both operations but will be required to pay the fees applicable to each. Multiple permits may be necessary based on the operation. Please call 859-341-4151 for additional information.

COVID-19 NOTICE: Kentucky’s “Healthy At Work” guidance can be viewed here. For more information, please visit

FDA guidance for “Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” can be viewed here