cuyahoga

cleveland
department
public
health
ohio
Environment

License
Licenses are on a form prescribed and furnished by the Ohio Department of Health. An application for a license to operate a new food service operation and/or retail food establishment shall be granted once the facility layout and equipment specifications (plans) have been submitted and approved by the health department. Plans are required when there is new construction; when an existing establishment is remodeled or renovated; or when an existing facility reopens after not holding an active license for 12 months. The license expires on March 1st of each year. Renewal applications are mailed during the first week in February to all existing establishments. The fee schedule is listed below for review.
  • Have an existing operation and you are not sure about your fee?
  • (216) 664-4925
  • Trying to open a new restaurant?
  • (216) 664-4769

    Commercial
    LESS than
    25,000 sq.ft.
    LOCAL
    FEE
    STATE
    FEE
    TOTAL AMOUNT LATE FEE
    AMOUNT
    TOTAL AMOUNT
    WITH LATE FEE
    COMMERCIAL 1 $134.08 $28.00 $162.08 $33.52 $195.60
    COMMERCIAL 2 $149.03 $28.00 $177.03 $37.26 $214.29
    COMMERCIAL 3 $270.45 $28.00 $298.45 $67.61 $366.06
    COMMERCIAL 4 $338.63 $28.00 $366.63 $84.66 $451.29
    Commercial
    GREATER than
    25,000 sq.ft.
    LOCAL
    FEE
    STATE
    FEE
    TOTAL AMOUNT LATE FEE
    AMOUNT
    TOTAL AMOUNT
    WITH LATE FEE
    COMMERCIAL 1 $186.71 $28.00 $214.71 $46.68 $261.39
    COMMERCIAL 2 $195.68 $28.00 $223.68 $48.92 $272.60
    COMMERCIAL 3 $653.23 $28.00 $681.23 $163.31 $844.54
    COMMERCIAL 4 $691.51 $28.00 $719.51 $172.88 $892.39
    Non-Commercial
    LESS than
    25,000 sq.ft.
    LOCAL
    FEE
    STATE
    FEE
    TOTAL AMOUNT LATE FEE
    AMOUNT
    TOTAL AMOUNT
    WITH LATE FEE
    COMMERCIAL 1 $67.04 $14.00 $81.04 $16.76 $97.80
    COMMERCIAL 2 $74.52 $14.00 $88.52 $18.63 $107.15
    COMMERCIAL 3 $135.23 $14.00 $149.23 $33.81 $183.04
    COMMERCIAL 4 $169.32 $14.00 $183.32 $42.33 $225.65
    Non-Commercial
    GREATER than
    25,000 sq.ft.
    LOCAL
    FEE
    STATE
    FEE
    TOTAL AMOUNT LATE FEE
    AMOUNT
    TOTAL AMOUNT
    WITH LATE FEE
    COMMERCIAL 1 $93.36 $14.00 $107.36 $23.34 $130.70
    COMMERCIAL 2 $97.84 $14.00 $111.84 $24.46 $136.30
    COMMERCIAL 3 $326.62 $14.00 $340.62 $81.66 $422.28
    COMMERCIAL 4 $345.76 $14.00 $359.76 $86.44 $446.20
     
    MOBILE $130.09 $28.00 $158.09 $32.52 $190.61
     
    VENDING
    MACHINE
    $14.04 $6.00 $20.04 $3.51 $23.55
     
    Effective March 1, 2010, per OAC 3701-21-02(E)(2); if a license fee as prescribed under this paragraph is not filed with the licensor or postmarked on or before the date it is due, a penalty of twenty-five percent of any such fee shall be imposed and paid.