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HOW DO I REQUEST AN STFU INSPECTION?

To request an STFU inspection,please complete the following steps:

1.    Complete the Notification of Intent to Operate an STFU form.

2.    If you are requesting a paid inspection, determine the amount from our EH fee schedule page.

3.    Submit the intent to operate form and related payment (if applicable) via any of the following methods:

  • In Person  
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

4.    Notifications must be made at least four business days ahead of the event to the county you will be operating in.

If you will be operating in Genesee County, notification and fee (if applicable) must be submitted to the following department or it will not be valid:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)

(Note – this covers Annual Food License – Fixed, Annual Food License – STFU, Annual Food License – Mobile and Annual Food License – Vending.)

HOW DO I OBTAIN A FOOD SERVICE EVALUATION FOR AN UNLICENSED FACILITY?
(Fixed)

If you have an unlicensed kitchen/facility, but would like a food service establishment evaluation, please complete the following steps:

1.    Complete the Food Service Evaluation Form.

2.    Submit the application form and $275 payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person   
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

The form must be submitted to the following department or it will not be valid:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)

(Note – this covers Annual Food License – Fixed, Annual Food License – STFU, Annual Food License – Mobile and Annual Food License – Vending.)

HOW DO I OBTAIN A FOOD SERVICE LICENSE
(Fixed, STFU, Mobile)

To obtain a food service license, please complete the following steps:

1.    Complete the food service application form located here.

2.    Determine the applicable fee for submission of the application from our EH fee schedule page.

3.    Submit the application form and related payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person    
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

A copy of the license application must be submitted to the following department or it will not be valid:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)

(Note – this covers Annual Food License – Fixed, Annual Food License – STFU, Annual Food License – Mobile and Annual Food License – Vending.)

HOW DO I OBTAIN A FOOD SERVICE PLAN REVIEW? (Change of Ownership)

To obtain a food service plan review, please complete the following steps:

1.     Complete the Food Establishment Plan Review Application form for change of ownership.

2.     Complete the Food Establishment Plan Review Worksheet form.

3.     Send the proposed menu.

4.     Complete the Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures form.

5.     Send Certified Food Manager Documentation.

6.     Complete the Food Service License Application.

7.    Determine the applicable fee for submission of the application from our EH fee schedule page.

8.    Submit the forms listed above with any required documentation and related payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person    
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

The forms may be submitted to:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)

HOW DO I OBTAIN A FOOD SERVICE PLAN REVIEW? (New or Remodel)

To obtain a food service plan review, please complete the following steps:

1.     Complete the Food Establishment Plan Review Application form

2.     Complete the Food Establishment Plan Review Worksheet form.

3.     Send the proposed menu.

4.     Complete the Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures form

5.     Send Certified Food Manager documentation.

6.     Send one set of plans:

a.     Proposed layout, with equipment identified
i.     Label sinks and prep tables with their intended use
ii.     Include construction materials of such items as custom cabinets and any other built-in items

b.     Mechanical plan (ventilation system)
c.     Plumbing plan (including hot water)
d.     Lighting plan (layout and shielding)
e.     Site Plan, including:
i.      Detail of outside garbage storage area and containers, as well as exterior storage areas
ii.      On-site water well and sewage disposal system data

7.     Specifications:

a.     Include manufacturer’s specifications for each piece of equipment.  Minimum information for each piece of equipment include the following:
i.       Type
ii.       Manufacturer
iii.      Model number
iv.       Dimensions
v.        Performance capacity
vi.       Indicate how equipment will be installed
vii.      Indicate which items are used equipment and what equipment is NSF approved or equivalent.
viii.     Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures

8.     Complete the Food Service License Application form.

9.    Determine the applicable fee for submission of the application from our EH fee schedule page.

10.    Submit the forms listed above with any required documentation and related payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person    
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

The forms may be submitted to:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)

HOW DO I OBTAIN A STFU OR MOBILE PLAN REVIEW?

To obtain a STFU or Mobile plan review packet, please complete the following steps:

1.     Complete the STFU/Mobile Plan review application form.

2.     Complete the STFU/Mobile Plan Review and SOP Worksheet form.

3.    For STFU/Mobile Plan review instructions click here.

4.     Complete the Food Service License Application form.

5.    Determine the applicable fee for submission of the application from our EH fee schedule page.

6.    Submit the forms listed above with any required documentation and related payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person    
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

The forms may be submitted to:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)

HOW DO I OBTAIN A TEMPORARY FOOD SERVICE LICENSE?

To obtain a temporary food service license, please complete the following steps:

1.    Complete the Temporary Food Service Application.

2.    Determine the applicable fee for submission of the application from our EH fee schedule page. Please note that there is a late fee if submitted less than five business days before the event.

**PLEASE NOTE:  INSPECTION REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THE DAY BEFORE AN EVENT.

3.    Submit the application form and related payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person    
  • By Mail
  • Electronically

4.     In order to receive the discounted price for a temporary food license, a copy of your 501(c)(3) form MUST be included with your application submission.

The form may be submitted to:

Genesee County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Attn: Food Program
630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to GCHD-Fees@gchd.us, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(
*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)