Environmental Health staff conduct two unannounced health inspections a year at all restaurants, catering companies and bed & breakfasts in Washington County. We also look into consumer complaints. If staff identify a public health risk, a follow-up inspection will take place. Inspections focus on food temperatures, food preparation practices, worker hygiene, dishwashing and sanitizing, equipment and facility cleanliness.
Restaurant Inspection Scores are public record. A restaurant must receive a score of 70 to pass the inspection. Consumers can find a sign near the restaurant entrance that indicates if a facility passed the last health inspection.
For more information about the food code, visit the Food Code Adoption page.
Forms and applications
All forms are bilingual (English and Spanish) unless specified.
Restaurant/ Bed and Breakfast requirements
Restaurant Plan Review requirements
- Plan Review Instructions – English
- Plan Review Application – English and Spanish
- Floor Plan Requirements – English and Spanish
- Interior Finishes/Surfaces – English and Spanish
- Food Service Preparation Activities – English and Spanish
- Food Cooling & Reheating – English and Spanish
- Rapidly Cooling Food – English and Spanish
- Shared Facility Operational Information (generally for caterers who work out of a shared licensed kitchen) – English and Spanish
- Employee Illness Policy (example) – English and Spanish
- Bed and Breakfast Rules and Statues