Food Safety

The Food Safety Program is responsible for inspections of food service operations, temporary food service operations, food vending machines, micro-markets, mobile food operations, and retail food establishments. These inspections are conducted with consumers safety in mind. Local health departments have the authority to enforce state standards for safety and sanitation in Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments.

Foodborne illness is a serious public health threat. According to the Center for Disease Control, each year in the United States 76 million people suffer from vomiting and diarrhea caused by mishandled, tainted, or spoiled food. It is the goal of the Food Safety Program of the Environmental Health Division to reduce the risk of foodborne illness through inspection, education, and enforcement.

Temporary Food License

A temporary food license must be obtained for any event where foods are being prepared and served for for a charge/fee. Temporary food licenses cannot exceed a 5 day period without requiring a separate license for the remaining period. A maximum of 10 temporary food licenses per year are permitted for a person or group.

Temporary food license applications must be turned in at least 3 business days before the scheduled event to allow time for processing the application. 

Please return the following information prior to the event in order for your application to be complete:

□ Completed and signed temporary application

□ Completed and signed temporary food service/food establishment form

□ Check or money order for the license fee - $65.00

□ Make a copy of this application for your reference

□ Mail or return to:

Seneca County General Health District

Environmental Health Division

71 S. Washington St., Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883 

Department Info

Seneca County General Health District

Environmental Health Division

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102 

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

© 2018 Seneca County General Health District 

71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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