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 Unit Permit. You must first complete the Food Establishment or New Mobile Unit Plan Review/Pre-opening Application.
There is a $315 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.