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Environmental Health is responsible for the licensing and inspection of food service facilities (restaurants, grocery stores, bars, mobile food trucks, food services at fairs & events, and bed and breakfasts).

cottage food law

Allowable Foods

Not Allowable Foods

 

Polystyrene (STYROFOAM) ban 

Effective July 1, 2020 all polystyrene aka Styrofoam containers used in food service establishments will be banned to protect the environment.  For the details and a link to the Maryland Department of Environment’s webpage click here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BAN

STAKEHOLDERS NOTICE OF BAN_English

STAKEHOLDERS NOTICE IN SPANISH

COVID-19 FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR HOME AND BUSINESS here 


Temporary food service permits are required for fairs and events. There are 3 categories of permanent food service facilities. Category 1 (High priority) is inspected 3 times per year, Category 2 (Medium priority) is inspected 2 times per year, and Category 3 (Low – Prepackaged temperature controlled food items only) is inspected once every 2 years.

Complaints concerning the food facilities located in Somerset County are investigated.



Fees, Licenses, Permits & Applications

443-523-1700 The highlighted applications are available for download or print  Somerset Co. Environmental Health Fees & Applications Burn Application required for open burning – $75.00 Complaint-Report-8-28-19 Camp-Permit-Application-8-28-19 – $200.00 Food-Service-Application-1-2-8-28-19  Category 1 and 2 – $300.00 Food-Service-Application-3-8-28-19 Category 3 – $175.00 MobileFoodEstablishmentPacket Mobile-Reciprocity-Food-License-8-29-19 Temp-Food-Service-App-8-29-19 – $100.00 Food-Establishment-Plan-Review-Application-8-29-19 – $250.00 Land Evaluation and Perc Test application,…

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