Health Department

Food, Lodging & Pools
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Food, Lodging & Pools

Food, Lodging & Pools works to protect the health and safety of the public by regulating food establishments, hotels/motels, swimming pools, body art establishments, laundry/dry cleaning operations, tanning facilities, and non-community wells. Health Inspectors conduct health inspections, investigate complaints and outbreaks, and enforce applicable city ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations.

We work closely with our partners at the local, state (MDH, MDA) and federal (FDA, USDA) levels as well as with the University of Minnesota to ensure that our business communities have access to the information and resources they need to comply with health and safety standards.

To learn more about these programs and the requirements for opening or operating these types of businesses in the City of Minneapolis, visit the pages listed under Food, Lodging, and Pools and see Enforcement and Ordinances.

Ordinance clean-up - Food and Pools

The Minneapois Health Department is in the process of cleaning up outdated ordinances. The proposed changes to the ordinances include deleting redundant language, and adding or deleting language to eliminate conflicts with Minnesota State Statutes and Rules.

The public hearing for these ordinance changes will be at the Minneapolis City Council Health, Environment and Community Engagement committee meeting on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 317 (Council Chambers), 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

The following chapters will be revised: (Note: Language being removed is struck out and language being added is underlined.)

a)   Chapter 186 relating to In General - Minor language edits to ensure the ordinance is not in conflict with state statute or rule. Deleting redundant definitions already in statute.
Link to Chapter 186 changes here

b)   Chapter 188 relating to Administration and Licensing - Minor language edits to ensure the ordinance is not in conflict with state statute or rule, and that all applicable statute and rules are properly referenced
Link to Chapter 188 changes here

c)   Chapter 190 relating to Meat and Meat Products - Strike chapter to eliminate antiquated and redundant ordinances.
Link to Chapter 190 changes here

d)   Chapter 198 relating to Soft Drink Manufacture and Storage - Strike chapter to eliminate antiquated and redundant ordinances.
Link to Chapter 198 changes here

e)   Chapter 200 relating to Milk and Dairy Products - Strike chapter to eliminate antiquated and redundant ordinances.
Link to Chapter 200 changes here

f)   Chapter 231 relating to Public Swimming Pool Code - Minor language edits to ensure the ordinance is not in conflict with state statute or rule, and that all applicable statute and rules are properly referenced
Link to Chapter 231 changes here

If you have questions, contact 311. If you are outside the city limits call (612) 673-3000.

Ordinance clean up - Lodging

The Minneapolis Health Department is in the process of cleaning up outdated ordinances to eliminate conflicts with Minnesota State Statutes and Rules.

The following chapter will be revised. (Note: Language being added is underlined.)

Chapter 244 - relating to Housing: Maintenance Code - Minor language edits to ensure the ordinance is not in conflict with state statute or rule.
Link to Chapter 244 changes here.

A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held at the Minneapolis City Council Community Development and Regulatory Services committeee meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 317, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis 55415.

If you have questions, contact 311. If you are outside the city limits call (612) 673-3000.

 

Last updated May 21, 2015