Responsibility for over 500 licensed facilities falls under the jurisdiction of the Department. Routine food service inspection and licensing of food service operations are done to ensure clean and safe environments within our restaurants.
Duties & Services
Work related to this responsibility includes:
Food sampling and analysis
Food service complaints and site visits
Investigation of food-borne outbreaks
Inspection Focus Areas
Major areas of focus during inspections include:
Cleanliness and sanitation
Construction and design
Floors, walls and ceilings
Food equipment and utensils
Garbage and refuse disposal
Insect, rodent, animal control
Toilet and hand-washing facilities
Information on food service licenses can be obtained from the Department of Environmental Health located on the first floor of the Division of Public Health and Community Services building at 18 Mulberry Street or by calling the Department of Environmental Health at 603-589-4530. Additional resources can be found at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension website.