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    Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.

    Food Protection

    John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
    421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
    Phone: (315) 435-6607
    Email: foodprotection@ongov.net


    Payments for annual permit renewals can now be made online! Effective January 1, 2020 all permit applications for Temporary and Promotional events, including fee-waived events, must be submited at least 10 days prior to the first day of operation. Operators who submit an application less than 10 days will be charged a late fee of $30.


    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.

    Restaurant Inspections


    Food Permit Application Packages (pdf):

    New York State Department of Health Regulations/Information:

    New York State Guidance for Food Service at Community Events:

    For More Information About Food Safety:


    Pay environmental health online

    Food Illness Report

    Boil Water Order





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