Food Rules & Regulations

Food Safety

Hamilton County food ordinance incorporates by reference state food safety regulations, exemptions, and civil penalty provisions for violators.

Food Rules

Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) will not be producing hard copies of the new regulations for food establishments as with previous rules. Food Establishments are responsible for obtaining and maintaining knowledge of the current rules individually.

Indiana Department of Health Food Rule 410 IAC 7-24- Effective November13, 2004 410 IAC 7-24(107)(d) states, "The owner or operator of the retail food establishment shall maintain at least 1 copy of this rule on the premises at a all times. Immediate electronic access to this rule shall be considered acceptable."

Obtain a copy of the applicable rules and regulations by using the link below. You may print a hard copy, save a copy to your computer.

Certified Food Handler

Additional Rules

Temporary Foods

Fairs, Festivals, Farmers Markets Per Hamilton County Ordinance 16-20-7, each location utilized for food handling and preparation activities is required to be separately permitted per each business establishment and inspected within Hamilton County.