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Community Environmental Health

Restaurant Inspections

John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

The Bureau of Community Environmental Health provides public health services in the areas of Food Protection, Residential Sanitation and Temporary Facilities.

Food Protection

Phone (315) 435-6607 

Email: foodprotection@ongov.net or click below

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This program provides services in the following areas:

  • Performs inspections of food service facilities
  • Provides plan review and approval for new food service facilities
  • Investigates foodborne illness outbreaks
  • Investigates food service facility complaints
  • Provides training for the food service industry
  • Provides public information and education concerning food safety issues
  • New York State Clean Indoor Air Act enforcement at food service facilities

Click here for tips to protect yourself and your family from foodborne illness.

Food Permit Application Packages (pdf):

New York State Regulations for Food Service Establishments:

New York State Guidance for Food Service at Community Events:


Residential Environmental Health
Phone (315) 435-1649

  • County public health housing regulation enforcement
  • Nuisance and general sanitation complaint investigation
  • Mobile home park and farm worker camp inspection
  • Hotel, motel and rooming house facility inspection


Temporary Residence and Recreational Facilities
Phone (315) 435-6617

Click here for links to New York State regulations and reporting forms

  • School and institution food service inspection/complaint investigation
  • Children’s camp and child day care facility inspection
  • Public water supply surveillance (permitted facilities)
  • Inspection of public swimming pools, bathing beaches, campgrounds
  • Inspection of tanning facilities

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