Any place in which food is prepared for sale or service on the premises or elsewhere with or without charge is considered a food service establishment this includes:
- Coffee shops
- Soda fountains
- Cocktail lounges
- Night clubs
- Catering kitchens
- Tea rooms
Permits and fees
All food service establishments are required to have a food permit in order to operate.
In addition to completing the food permit application, those operating an establishment must also pay an annual food permit fee.
|25 seats or fewer||$200|
|More than 200 seats||$340|
Note: The seating number is based upon the actual number of seats present at the establishment that are regularly offered for use by patrons. Optional outdoor seating is not counted, but outdoor seating where customers are seated and served is counted.
If you have questions about food permits, please contact the Health Department or call 859-341-4151.