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All new food establishments must complete a permit application and pay permit and pre-inspection fees. The one-time, pre-inspection fee covers the cost of reviewing plans and consulting with the sanitarian on equipment installation and proper design and construction of the facility as well as an on-site evaluation of the facility prior to releasing the permit. A set of building plans, whether for new or remodeled facilities, must be provided to the sanitarian. The permit fee is paid to obtain an annual food license. The amount of this fee is based upon anticipated gross annual food sales and type of operation. A pre-inspection must be scheduled prior to opening. The food license will be issued after fee payment and approval of the facility operations and equipment by the health department.

Please call 608-243-0330 for more licensing information.

Key Contacts
Environmental Health
2300 S. Park St., Rm. 2010
Madison, WI 53713
TEL: (608) 242-6515
FAX: (608) 242-6435
Email: Public Health