Environmental Health

We explain rules and regulations for food, lodging, pools and other businesses we inspect.

What we do

  • We conduct an average of 7,000 health inspections every year at:
    • Food businesses
    • Hotels and Motels
    • Public pools
    • Body art businesses
    • Laundry and dry cleaning businesses
    • Tanning businesses
  • Investigate complaints and outbreaks
  • Review construction plans for new and remodeling food businesses
  • Issue body art and food permits for public events

See details about enforcement and ordinances

food inspector


Who we are

  • Diverse, respectful, passionate and multilingual
  • Highly skilled and trained professionals
  • Innovative award winning public health team



How we do it

  • With education, consultation and enforcement
  • Examine our work through an equity lens
  • Develop resources and trainings for businesses
  • Newsletters to businesses

Guiding principles

  • Protect public health
  • Support businesses
  • Be part of a City that works

Contact us

Health Department

Environmental Health




Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave S, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415