Food Establishment Licenses

Benton County Environmental Health issues licenses to all food establishments operating in Benton County.

Restaurant Licenses

If you are buying a currently licensed restaurant, you will need to obtain a new license. Please note that licenses are not transferable. To apply for a license, download and fill out the Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast License Application

New Restaurant

New Restaurants

To open a new eating facility in Benton County, please review the Food Sanitation Rules and complete the Restaurant Plan Review Packet. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our office.

Grilling

Temporary Restaurant Licenses

To operate and serve food at a public event within Benton County you will need a Temporary Restaurant License from us. To apply for a single event temporary license, download and fill out theTemporary Restaurant License Application. To apply for a 30/90 day operational Temporary Restaurant, download and fill out the Intermittent and Seasonal Temporary Restaurant Operational Plan Review Application. The completed operational plan review needs to be submitted to our office at least 10 days prior to the first event. A temporary restaurant application is required each 90 days.

Mobile Trailer

Mobile Food Units

To operate a Mobile Unit in Benton County you will need to apply for a Mobile Unit license. If you are buying a currently licensed mobile you will need to obtain a new license. Please note that licenses are not transferable.  To apply for a license, download and fill out the "Mobile Unit Plan Review".

For a new mobile unit, please review the Mobile Unit Guide, Oregon Administrative Rule 333.162 and compete the Mobile Unit Plan Review packet. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our office.

Fees

See our current Fee Schedule. For additional information, please call us at 541-766-6841.

Restaurant Complaints

Any questions or complaints about a restaurant should be made to Environmental Health at 541-766-6841. If reporting a foodborne illness, we will want to know what specific foods you ate, the locations of where you ate, and the dates with times of each meal. This is all helpful information when reporting a potential foodborne illnesses to the County Environmental Health Specialist.