The Jackson County Legislature passed Ordinance 5446 on November 9 to help the community during the pandemic by reducing the 2021 Jackson County food safety and environmental health permits and inspections fees by 50%. This is open to all establishments except for the fee for aquatic venues.
Any permit holder or facility operator who has already paid the designated 2021 fee as of the effective date of this Ordinance (November 9, 2020), is entitled to receive a refund of the amount overpaid, after applying to the Jackson County Environmental Health Administrator. Application must be made on or before December 31, 2020.
If your permit renewal date is March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 and you have already paid your renewal fee but are in need of financial assistance, please fill out the Application for Refund online or print and email to email@example.com. If you have not paid and you are in need of financial assistance, please contact our office at 816-847-7070.
Permits renewing in January and February will be adjusted with the 50% rate.
They issue food permits and 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.*
To APPLY ONLINE FOR A FOOD PERMIT, please visit the Food and Lodging Establishment Permit Applications portal.
For a listing of Jackson County food inspections, please visit the Food and Lodging Establishment Inspections portal.
Currently, the office is operating by appointment only. Contact Environmental Health for an appointment by phone: 816-847-7073
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*All critical violations are corrected within 24 to 72 hours by food service establishments even though the inspection report on the web does not indicate correction.
Reporting Food Service Health Hazards
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 or fill out Restaurant Complaint Form.
For Kansas City & Independence
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.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Jackson County will be collecting household hazardous waste October 10, 2020 at the Road and Bridge Facility 34900 E. Old U.S. 40 Highway, Grain Valley. Click here for more information (PDF).
For more information visit Independence Animal Services website here.