Health Department

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

Enforcement and Ordinances

Inspectors investigate environmental health issues in all of the categories listed below and certify that city and state ordinances and rules are satisfied.

Food

Liquor and Beer

Public Pools

Institutional Facilities

Special and Short Term Food Permits

Green To Go - The Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Ordinance

Tanning

Tattoo Parlors

Vermin Infestation

Mobile Food Stores

Garbage

Laundry/Dry Cleaning Facilities

Public Schools/The Nutrition Center

The Minneapolis Code of Ordinance is hosted by Municode.com

Food

The Division of Environmental Health inspects approximately 4200 restaurants, food manufacturers, food distributors, caterers, meat markets, grocers, and confectioneries per year for the City of Minneapolis. Inspections cover everything from food temperature requirements to employee sanitation practices.

Minnesota Rule 4626: Food Code

Liquor and Beer Facilities

The Division of Environmental Health regulates food and sanitation portions of on-sale and off-sale liquor, wine, and beer establishments.

Title 14: Liquor and Beer

Public Pools

The Division of Environmental Health regulates public pools in schools, apartment buildings, parks, office buildings, and private clubs.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

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Institutional Facilities

The Division of Environmental Health regulates institutional facilities to ensure that facilities meet the provisions of the Minneapolis Health Code.

Title 12: Housing

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

Minnesota Rule 4625: Lodging Establishments

Special and Short-term Food Permits

The Division of Environmental Health regulates short-term permits for food sales, both at indoor and outdoor events. The Division regulates Farmers Market and transient merchant produce for sanitary handling and practices.

Title 10: Food Code

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

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Tanning Beds

The Division of Environmental Health regulates tanning beds within the City for minimizing UV light exposure and unsanitary conditions.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

Tattoo Parlors

The Division of Environmental Health regulates tattoo parlors for aseptic practices when artists are applying trade to public.

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

Vermin Infestation

The Division of Environmental Health regulates vermin infestation in licensed food establishments to ensure food or beverage is 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

The Division of Environmental Health investigates garbage and sanitation complaints in licensed food and beverage facilities.

Title 11: Health and Sanitation

Laundry/Dry Cleaning Facilities

The Division of Environmental Health regulates laundry and dry cleaning facilities and pickup stations for sanitation.

Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulation

Public Schools/Nutrition Center

The Division of Environmental Health provides consultation to Minneapolis Public Schools regarding nutrition and 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 Jun 4, 2018

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