Food Service Establishment Permit

New Application Fees: $280.00* HOW TO APPLY
Renewal Fees: $280.00* OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: Annually OPERATING & RENEWING


Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
A Food Service Establishment is a place where food is provided for individual portion service directly to the consumer, whether the food is provided free of charge or sold, and whether the food is consumed on or off the premises.

This includes restaurants, employee cafeterias, bakeries, takeouts, pizzerias, night clubs, cabarets, bars, senior centers, emergency food relief organizations, public and non-public schools, or religious, fraternal and charitable organizations. Such establishments are required to obtain a permit from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). 
The permit fee for most food service establishments in New York City is:
  • *$280.00, plus $25.00 if you will manufacture a frozen dessert 

Next: Apply

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York,NY10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Restaurant Permit

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Office of Permits and Licensing
125 Worth Street
New York,NY10013

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