Food, Lodging & Institutional Sanitation

Protecting the citizens from unnecessary environmental risks has always been a priority of Public Health.


The Department of Environmental Health inspects all of the following to ensure that they comply with the sanitation standards established by the state health department:
  • Bed and breakfast establishments
  • Childcare facilities
  • Food and drink stands
  • Hotels
  • Meat markets
  • Mobile food units
  • Motels
  • Push carts
  • Residential care homes
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Stands at festivals
  • Tattoo artists/establishments
  • Temporary food stands

More Information

For more information, please call 252-902-3206. Applications for food service permits and temporary food stands can be downloaded from the Forms Library. You can also access local restaurant ratings.