Welcome to Orange County's Food Protection Services

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Closures

Effective September 21st, the format for viewing food inspection results has changed. Here are some highlights:

  • The landing page after searching for a food facility will now indicate the status of the facility “PASS”; “REINSPECTION SCHEDULED” OR “CLOSED”.
  • To view food facility inspection report details, click on the expand (+) button for any particular inspection. A PDF copy will no longer be posted.
  • It is important to note that certain services, such as “Award of Excellence Recipient” or “Health Permit Suspension/Reinstatement”  do not have comments for display and are intended to provide the public with basic information. To view details for a Health Permit Suspension/Health Permit Reinstatement” refer to the inspection service.

Up to 2 years of inspection history may be viewed. If you have any questions regarding the changes or the inspection process, please contact  Orange County Environmental Health at (714) 433-6000.


The Art of Handwashing Campaign

You’ve got a mystery on your hands! In recognition of Global Handwashing Day, the Food Protection Program is excited to launch our new handwashing campaign: The Art of Handwashing. Explore our art-inspired handwashing signs and new oral culture storyboard.

2016 Award of Excellence 

The Food Protection Program has initiated an incentive program for food establishments which identifies and awards a certificate to food establishments that routinely exhibit excellent food safety and sanitation practice.

Spotlight on Norovirus

Norovirus is the leading cause of illness from contaminated food or water – but food isn’t the only way people get this illness. It also spreads easily from person to person and spreads quickly in groups of people. Read here to find out more about Norovirus.

Need to pay your Annual Health Permit Invoice?  Good news, you can now pay online!


Orange County's New Food Inspection App for iPhone and Android!

We are happy to announce our newest addition to our Public Notification System.  In order to keep the public informed about food safety and sanitation at Orange County’s restaurants and markets, the Environmental Health Food Safety Program has developed an app that will allow you to search for your favorite restaurant, see what's around you, see all current facilities that are currently closed and even have inspection reports emailed to you.  Download it by using one of the buttons below.


Save our Water - Tips to reduce your water use

It is estimated that food facilities use up to 5,000 gallons of water per day. With the current drought that California is facing, conserving our limited water resources is very important. As of April 1, 2015, the State has mandated that Californians must reduce their water usage (on average) by 25%. This restriction is in effect through February 28, 2016.

Waste Not OC Coalition - Feeding the Need 

Waste Not OC is a coalition of food banks, health care representatives, restaurants, food distributors and community leaders dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of the community and ending food insecurity. Click on the header to learn more about the program and how to get involved.  Information regarding food donations can be found here.

Food Booths

For-Profit Booths
Non-Profit Booths
Truck/Cart at Events
Contact Supervisor

Cottage Food

List of Approved Operators
Food Handler Class

Restaurants & Markets

Restaurant Inspections
Restaurant Closure
Public Notification System
Award of Excellence

Trucks & Carts

How to get a permit
Operational Procedures
Construction Guidelines
Plan Check Submittal Checklist

Plan Check

Unpackaged Food
Prepackaged Food
Food Processing – Wholesale
Prepackaged – Warehouse


Wholesale Food Processing
Food Sanitation Act
Good Manufacturing Practices
Fee Schedule