Inspection Department

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The Fond du Lac County Health Department is an agent for the Department of Health and Family Services and 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 health permit to operate my business?
No person can operate a restaurant, retail food establishment, 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 health permit.

2. How do I obtain a Health Permit?
    a.  Complete the application form appropriate for the business that you are planning to operate.
        mobile restaurant application
        tattoo application 
        restaurant application
        beverage only application
        pool application
        bed and breakfast application
        tourist & rooming house application
        hotel and motel application
        temporary food service application
        campground application
        retail food application
        recreational and educational camp 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

3. How much will it cost?
a. Pre-Inspection Fees
        A pre-inspection fee is required prior to approval of the Health Permit-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 Permits expire each June 30.
        Health permits run from July 1 to June 30-fee are not pro-rated.

4. Fee Schedule license fees 2009-2010

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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