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).
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.