Health Department

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

Enforcement and Ordinances

Minneapolis Environmental Health investigates environmental health issues in the categories listed below. Health inspectors verify businesses are meeting city and state rules and ordinances.

Food

Liquor and beer

Public pools

Institutional, hotel, board and lodging

Seasonal and Short Term food permits

Green To Go

Tanning

Body art

Vermin infestation

Mobile food stores

Garbage

Laundry/Dry cleaning

Public Schools/The Nutrition Center

The Minneapolis Code of Ordinance is hosted by Municode.com

Food

Environmental Health inspects approximately 4200 restaurants, food manufacturers, food distributors, caterers, meat markets, grocers, and confectioneries per year.

Minnesota Rule 4626: Food Code

Liquor and beer 

Environmental Health inspects food areas of businesses with on-sale liquor, off-sale liquor, wine, and beer licenses.

Title 14: Liquor and Beer

Public pools

Environmental Health inspects public pools in schools, apartment buildings, parks, office buildings, and private clubs.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

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Institutional, hotel, board and lodging

Environmental Health inspects institutional, hotel, board, and lodging businesses.

Title 12: Housing

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

Minnesota Rule 4625: Lodging Establishments

Seasonal and Short Term food permits

Environmental Health issues seasonal and short term permits for food and beverage vendors at both indoor and outdoor events. Environmental Health inspects farmers markets and seasonal and short term food vendors.

Title 10: Food Code

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

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Tanning

Environmental Health inspects tanning businesses.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

Body art

Environmental Health inspects body art businesses.

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

Vermin infestation

Environmental Health inspects vermin infestations in licensed food businesses to ensure food and beverages are not contaminated.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

Title 12: Housing

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Mobile food stores

 Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

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Garbage

Environmental Health investigates garbage and sanitation complaints in licensed food businesses.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

Laundry and dry cleaning

Environmental Health inspects laundry and dry cleaning businesses and pickup stations.

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

Public schools/nutrition center

Environmental Health inspects and provides consultation to Minneapolis Public Schools on food safety. For more information about the Nutrition Center call (612) 668-2820.

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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

Last updated Apr 23, 2019

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