Health Department

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

Food, Lodging & Pools 


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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. 



Visit the Food Safety webpage  for useful checklists, cooling and temperature logs, other resources and informative articles.

Cottage Food Bill Law Updates

(affecting home processor and pickle bill vendors registered with the City of Minneapolis)
On July 1, 2015, changes to the
cottage food bill require vendors to register with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The City of Minneapolis will no longer accept applications. Instead, operators must submit their application to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). For more information, please visit the MDA website here.


The Food, Lodging and Pools team picture February 2016

The Food, Lodging and Pools team
February 2016



Last updated Oct 19, 2016