The Sanilac County Health Department’s Environmental Health Food Service Program works with restaurants, schools, bars, and other establishments within Sanilac County to prevent food-borne illnesses. Our inspections and consultations provide the consumer with restaurants and bars that are safe places to eat and drink.
A food service establishment is defined as a facility that sells or provides food for consumption. The types of facilities that are regulated by Environmental Health include schools, cars, full service and limited service restaurants, concession stands, mobile and transitory establishments, country clubs, and private clubs. The Environmental Health Sanitarian must not only inspect the physical part of the restaurant but must review the food handling processes used to prepare and maintain a wholesome product.
Any business that falls under the definition of a food service establishment must be licensed and inspected by Environmental Health. Licenses expire on April 30 of each year. Contact the department at 810-648-4098 ext. 124 for licensing fees, information, and other services offered.TEMPORARY FOOD EVENTS
Sanilac County also has a number of festivals and fundraising events that are licensed and inspected by Environmental Health staff as temporary food service establishments. Licenses are issued for no more than two (2) weeks and the application for a temporary food license must be received by the department five (5) days before the event.CONTACT US
Sanilac County Health Department
171 Dawson St., Ste. 123
Sandusky, MI 48471
New Food Service License Application
Special Transitory Food Unit (STFU) and Mobile Food Establishment Plan Review ApplicationTemporary Food ApplicationApplying for and Safely Operating a TFE License
Plan Review InformationFee Schedule