Inspection Department

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The Fond du Lac County Health Department is an agent for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. We regulate and license food service establishments, public swimming pools and other water attractions, lodging facilities, campgrounds, recreational education camps, tattoo and body piercing establishments, food vending operations, and school food service programs.

Our program goal is to have establishments that provide safe food and recreational opportunities for those who live, work, and visit Fond du Lac County.

1. Do I need a license to operate my business?
No person can operate a restaurant, retail food establishment, temporary food stand, mobile food establishments, beverage establishment (tavern), hotel, motel, bed and breakfast establishment, tourist room house, public swimming pool, whirlpool, campground, recreational camp, or tattoo and body piercing establishment without first obtaining a license.

2. How do I obtain a license?
   a.  Complete the application form appropriate for the business that you are planning to operate.

Fond du Lac County Restaurant & Retail License Application

Mobile Food Establishment License Application

Temporary Food Service License Application

Lodging, Recreational, & Body Art License Application

  b. Plan Review - building plan of establishment-entire establishment must comply with the State, and Local regulations - including  zoning regulations.  Plan Review Checklist and Guide     

  c. Menu Review-if this establishment will be serving food   

  d. Schedule a Pre-Inspection with the Health Department

  e. Information on Temporary Food Stands

  f. Information on Mobile Food Establishments


3. How much will it cost?
a. Pre-Inspection Fees
        A pre-inspection fee is required prior to approval of the license - this is a one time
        charge.   This charge is required when a new establishment is opened or there is a  
        change of ownership of an existing establishment.

    b. Annual Fees
        All Fond du Lac County Health Department licenses expire each June 30.
        Health permits run from July 1 to June 30-fee are not pro-rated.

4. Fee Schedule license fees 2019-2020

5. What if I have a safety concern about a licensed establishment?  Contact the Health Department about your concern.  Your complaint will be investigated.

FDL County Online Restaurant Inspection Reports

Wisconsin State- wide Online Restaurant Inspection Reports


Location at the City/County Government Center on the 3rd floor

Office Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm  Monday through Friday
Phone:  920-929-3085
Fax: 920-929-3102
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