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Apply For A Permit Online
& Review Inspections
Use our new Restaurant & Food Handling portal, designed to assist you in applying for permits and review inspections online.
The Environmental Health Division is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures of the Jackson County Food Code.

They inspect all restaurants, grocery stores, schools, mobile food and temporary food establishments within the unincorporated area of Jackson County and the cities of Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Raytown and Sugar Creek.* For a listing of Jackson County food inspections please visit the following link:  jacksongov.org/FSI/

All critical violations are corrected within 24 - 72 hours by food service establishments even though the inspection report on the web does not indicate correction.

To report a possible health hazard in food service operations within the  unincorporated area of Jackson County and the cities of Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Raytown and Sugar Creek, please contact our office at (816) 847-7073.

To view the complete Jackson County codes violation table, CLICK HERE. To view the State of Missouri Food Code, CLICK HERE.

*Kansas City and Independence perform all inspections within their city limits, and they are not listed here. Kansas City and Independence inspections can be viewed online by visiting each city's website. 


Applications

Food Establishment & Mobile Food Pre-opening Application

New Establishment 
Change of Ownership 
Establishment Remodel
Lodging Establishment Permit
Mobile Unit / Push Cart Permit

Fee: $300
Prior to opening a food establishment or mobile food unit for the first time, after a change of ownership or after remodeling, you are required to obtain a Food Establishment or Mobile Food Vendor Permit. You must complete the Food Establishment or Mobile Food Vendor Plan Review/Pre-opening Application. There is a $300 one-time fee for this process. After your establishment has passed the pre-opening inspection, a food permit will be issued. The food permit is renewed annually. The cost for the food permit is determined by the priority type assigned by the health inspector at the pre-opening inspection per   Jackson County Food Code, Chapter 40, Schedule 1.

For further information, please consult these resources:

Temporary Food Permit Application

Temporary Food Permit 
Fee: $50

Non-profit Temporary Food Permit
Fee: $25

If you are planning to provide food at a celebration or event, you are required to obtain a Temporary Food Permit. You must complete the Temporary Food Permit Application. The fee for this permit is $50 for a permit not to exceed 14 days.  A separate permit is required for each event in which a Temporary Food Establishment operates. A $25 late fee will be added to all Temporary Food Permit Applications received less than 48 hours prior to the event date.
 
Non-profit organizations planning to sell food at a celebration or event, should complete the Non-profit Temporary Food Permit Application. This application is valid for 4 events, each event may not exceed 14 days. The fee for the application is $25. Non-profit organizations must submit proof of 501(c) exemption form or other tax exempt letter with the application.

You may obtain a pamphlet outlining the Guidelines For Temporary Food Facilities from the Environmental Health Division by calling (816) 847-7073.

Farmer's Market Stall Permit
Fee: $25
Farmer's Market Permit Application

For information regarding the sale of food at a Farmer's Market, please review the Farmer's Market And Other Public Functions General Information guidelines. For a copy of the Farmer's Market Stall Permit Application, click the link on the right. There is an annual fee of $25 for the permit.

Catering Operation Permit Application

Catering Operation Permit
Fee: $375
Any individual or business with a restaurant-type food permit that conducts food service activities outside of the permitted establishment, may obtain a Catering Operation Permit. For a copy of the Catering Operation Permit Application, click the link on the right. There is an annual fee of $375 for the permit.

Note: This permit is in addition to the regular Food Establishment Permit.


Food Handler Permits

If you are going to be handling food at any establishment in Jackson County, you are required to have a Food Handler Permit. However, if your food establishment is located in the cities of Kansas City or Independence, you must contact their Health Departments directly for food handler permits.

Online Certification
The Environmental Health Division is now offering online training/permits for food handlers through StateFoodSafety.com. This new online service allows people seeking permits to access a website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Applicants must pass the Safe Food Handling Assessment with a 70% score or higher to qualify to receive a Jackson County Food Handler Permit. Please note: This is the only on-line food safety course that Jackson County accepts. The course is audio/visual and is offered in five languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese.

The service costs $25 and must be paid for with a credit or debit card. Applicants can access the site directly here. Reprints of your card can be obtained from StateFoodSafety.com for free if you obtain your original certification through them.

Alternate Classroom Certification
Independence Health Department offers a classroom option to obtain a Food Handler Permit, cost is $15. To access their information:

Online registration: indepmo.org
Telephone registration: (816) 325-7194

Day Care
Day Care inspections are conducted by the Jackson County Health Department.

   

 
 
             
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