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Food Safety

The Food Safety Program is responsible for inspections of food service operations, temporary food service operations, food vending machines, micro-markets, mobile food operations, and retail food establishments. These inspections are conducted with consumer safety in mind. Local health districts have the authority to enforce state standards for safety and sanitation in Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments.

​Foodborne illness is a serious public health threat. According to the Center for Disease Control, each year in the United States 76 million people suffer from vomiting and diarrhea caused by mishandled, tainted, or spoiled food. It is the goal of the Food Safety Program of the Environmental Health Division to reduce the risk of foodborne illness through inspection, education, and enforcement.

Temporary Food License

A temporary food license must be obtained for any event where foods are being prepared and served for a charge/fee. Temporary food licenses cannot exceed a 5 day period without requiring a separate license for the remaining period. A maximum of 10 temporary food licenses per year are permitted per person or group.

​Temporary food license applications must be turned in at least 3 business days before the scheduled event to allow time for processing the application.

Please return the following information prior to the event to have a complete application:

  • Completed and signed temporary application
  • Completed and signed temporary food service/food establishment form
  • Check or money order for the license fee – $70.00
  • Make a copy of this application for your reference
  • Mail or return to:

Seneca County General Health District
Environmental Health Division
71 S. Washington St., Suite 1102
Tiffin, OH 44883


Food Safety Handouts


Office Location
Environmental Health Division
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321