Food Service Establishments

Food Service Establishments

A Food Service Establishment (FSE) is a food establishment where food is prepared or served for individual portion intended for consumption on the premises or subject to Iowa sales tax as provided in Iowa Code section 422.45. A license is not transferable or refundable and any change in location or ownership requires a new license.

What types of services are offered through the Scott County Health Department Food Service Establishment Licensing and Enforcement Program?

The Food Service Establishment Licensing and Enforcement Program:

  • Issues licenses for restaurants, taverns, temporary stands, and mobile units
  • Conducts routine, unannounced inspections
  • Provides training for food service personnel
  • Approves plans for remodeling and new establishments
  • Investigates complaints about facilities
  • Inspects new establishments prior to opening

Is there a fee for the service/program?

License fees are based on gross food and beverage sales. There is no fee for plan reviews.

What do I need to do in order to open my facility?

Application:

  • See attchment below.

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