Food Establishment Licenses
Benton County Environmental Health issues licenses to all food establishments operating in Benton County.
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
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.
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 the Temporary 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 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.
See our current Fee Schedule. For additional information, please call us at 541-766-6841.
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.