Food Establishments

Food Handler's Classes
•Offered the third Tuesday of every month starting in September of 2022.
•No classes will be offered in the month of December.
•Classes will start at 10 am and will be held in the conference room of the Marion County Health Department.
•Individuals that would like to attend the class will need to call 304-367-1746 to be added to the attendee list. There is a limit of 20 people per class so seats will be offered on a first come basis.

NEW facility Permit requirements:
• SF-5 Application for Permit to operate a food service establishment.
• Marion County Health Department Plan Review Form (MCHD Plan Review Form).
• Applicant must submit both forms at least 30 calendar days before proposed opening.
• Fees will apply in conjunction with forms listed above (see Environmental Health Fee Schedule).

TEMPORARY Permit requirements (for specified events):
• SF-SB Temporary Food Permit Application (must notify local Health Departments at least 14 days prior to an event). Applications submitted within the 14 days can be subject to Un-approval of permit request.
• Provide list of food items that will be sold at the event to the local health department.
• Fees will apply in conjunction with application (see Environmental Health Fee Schedule).

MOBILE FOOD ESTABLISHMENT (MFE) Permit requirements:
• The MFE must be operated in conjunction with a licensed, fixed-location food establishment that will be the servicing area for the MFE unit (Commissary).
• MFE Plan Review form.
• SF-5 Application for Permit to operate a food service establishment.
• Fees will apply in conjunction with forms listed above (see Environmental Health Fee Schedule).
• Applicant must submit both forms at least 30 calendar days before proposed opening.

Permits shall be issued to the applicant after:
• Properly completed applications are submitted within allowed time frame.
• Fees submitted (see Environmental Health Fee Schedule).
• All information requested from applicant are reviewed and approved by the local health department.
• A preoperational inspection of establishment is conducted by a Sanitarian of the local health department.

Please Note:
• All pe1mits are non-transferable.
• Post all permits in a location in the food establishment that is conspicuous to consumers.
• Individuals handling food in any manner must have valid food handler's card, which can be obtained through statefoodsafety.com website. (Fees will apply).
• Applicants and/or designees appointed by applicant should have a Person In Charge certificate (PIC). Please contact Environmental Health on how to acquire a PIC certificate.
• For ServSafe certification, please go to servsafe.com. (Fees will apply)

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