The Hamilton County Health Department currently permits and inspects over 1,000 food services and food stores within the county borders. Unannounced inspections are completed regularly and the frequency of inspections is based on a hazard risk assessment as determined by the inspector. Inspections of restaurants are public information 10 days after an inspection is completed. Food Safety Training is also provided by the health department and is available to food establishments upon request.
Permit Application and supporting documents, must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the planned opening of the facility.
Temporary Vendors & Organized Events
Temporary vendors that operating at organized events or festival may obtain single event permits for 1-14 consecutive day of operations.
An Annual Temporary permit may be obtained annually, allowing a temporary food vendor to participate at different events/festivals/celebrations throughout the calendar year.
Event organizer are requested at no charge to make application and supply vendor information prior to hosting an organized event with food so that the health department can ensure food safety at the event.