Welcome to Orange County's Food Protection Services

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Closures

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.

2015 Orange County Fair

To prepare food  vendors for the 2015 Orange County (OC) Fair the following information along with the Requirements for Fair Food Vendors Informational Bulletin will assist you with the permitting process.  The following bulletins summarizes some important information regarding the permit and inspection process. 

Fire up the grill!

BBQ season is in full swing!  Keep your family and friends safe with these food safety tips to ensure your get-togethers leave everyone with memories of FUN times!

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

To learn more about Environmental Health's involvement in the coalition, please click on the video below.

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