Going out to eat has become increasingly common over the past few decades. To ensure safe food is served in a clean environment, the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division reviews plans for new and remodeled restaurants, inspects restaurants once they are open to the public, investigates complaints and reports of foodborne illness, and provides information related to operating a food service establishment.
- Report a Foodborne Illness
Find out more information about common causes of foodborne illness and how to report a suspected case of foodborne illness.
- File a Restaurant Complaint
Report a complaint related to a Washtenaw County restaurant.
- Restaurant Inspection Reports
Link to reports of restaurant inspections conducted in Washtenaw County.
- Opening/Purchasing a Restaurant
Please read here if you are considering opening a new restaurant or purchasing an existing one in Washtenaw County!
- Plan Review
The paperwork and instructions needed to submit architectural plans for any establishment that will be newly built or remodeled.
- Food Service License Application
Form to obtain a license to operate a food service establishment.
- Manager Certification
Find out when the next ServSafe classes are scheduled!
- Restaurant Resources
Information related to rules and regulations, food safety educational information, managing fats, oils & grease, and becoming a Waste Knot partner.
- Buying Local - Approved Food Sources for Food Establishments
This guide provides information on providing safe locally produced products such as produce, meat and eggs to food establishments.
- Temporary Food Permits
Information on obtaining a temporary foodservice license for spaghetti dinners, ice cream socials, etc. Watch our Temporary Food Vendor Training video for helpful food safety tips for your next temporary food event!
- Food Safety in the Home
Information related to safe food preparation in your own home.
For more information, please contact Kristen Schweighoefer.