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Food Service:  License and Inspection Fees

State License Fees:

  • 2 or fewer employees - $85.00
  • 3 or more employees - $115.00

 The number of employees is determined by the maximum number of staff members on shift at any one time including managers and owners.

 License fees are assessed separately from plan review fees.

License Renewals:

  • Licenses, with the exception of Temporary Food Service licenses, are annually reviewed through the Department of Public Health and Human Services.  For questions on renewals, contact 406-444-2415 or msilva@mt.gov.

  • Every November, the state will send you a renewal application.  You must remit payment by December 31 to avoid the $25 late fee.  All payments must be sent to the state.  Missoula City-County Health does not handle renewal payments.

  • In order to get your renewal information in a timely manner, you must contact Missoula City-County Health Department with any mailing address changes.  Correct address information will help you avoid late fees.

Re-inspection Fees:

While we do not assess fines during the inspection process, state law does allow us to charge re-inspection fees if violations are not resolved after the first two visits. 

Currently that fee is $165 per inspection after the first follow-up inspection.

Special Inspections:

If you are planning on purchasing a food establishment or would like to know of any upgrades that would be required during a remodel, you may request a special inspection from one of our sanitarians to address facility concerns.  The charge for this inspection is $110 and well worth the money, especially if you are potential buyer!

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