Minneapolis Environmental Health
- Investigates environmental health issues in certain types of businesses
- Verifies businesses meet City and State rules and ordinances
Businesses regulated by Environmental Health
- Liquor and beer
- Public pools
- Institutional, hotel, board and lodging
- Seasonal and Short Term food permits
- Body art
- Vermin infestation in licensed food businesses
- Mobile food stores
- Garbage and sanitation complaints in licensed food businesses
- Laundry/Dry cleaning
- Public Schools/The Nutrition Center
Environmental Health inspects more than 4,000 businesses a year, including:
- Food manufacturers
- Food distributors
- Meat markets
Read Minnesota Rule 4626: Food Code
Liquor and beer
Environmental Health inspects food areas of businesses with on-sale liquor, off-sale liquor, wine and beer licenses.
- Chapter 360: In General
- Chapter 362: Liquor Licenses
- Chapter 363: Wine Licenses
- Chapter 364: Liquor Regulations
- Chapter 366: Beer Licenses
- Chapter 368: Beer Regulations
- Chapter 372: Bottle Clubs
- Chapter 374: Minneapolis Convention Center Liquor License
Environmental Health inspects public pools in schools, apartment buildings, parks, office buildings and private clubs.
Institutional, hotel, board and lodging
Environmental Health inspects institutional, hotel, board, and lodging businesses.
Read Minnesota Rule 4625: Lodging Establishments
Seasonal and short-term food permits
Environmental Health issues seasonal and short term permits for food and beverage vendors at both indoor and outdoor events. Environmental Health inspects farmers markets and seasonal and short term food vendors.
- Chapter 265: Special Permits for Specific Business and Uses
- Chapter 332: Solicitors, Peddlers and Transient Merchants
Environmental Health inspects tanning businesses.
Environmental Health inspects body art businesses.
Environmental Health inspects vermin infestations in licensed food businesses to ensure food and beverages are not contaminated.
Mobile food stores
Environmental Health investigates garbage and sanitation complaints in licensed food businesses.
Laundry and dry cleaning
Environmental Health inspects laundry and dry cleaning businesses and pickup stations.
Public school nutrition centers
Environmental Health inspects and provides consultation to Minneapolis Public Schools on food safety. For more information about the Nutrition Center call 612-668-2820.