Opening a Restaurant
Licensing a Restaurant
Restaurants are a stationary site (no wheels) where food is prepped, sold, and/or dispensed on-site for the general public. Restaurants can include hospital cafeterias, coffee shops, bars, diners, etc. A “Limited Service Restaurant” is a restaurant serving only individually portioned prepackaged foods prepared from an approved source by a commercial processor and nonperishable beverages. A license is required.
If you’re not sure if this is the correct type of license, please click here: What kind of license do I need?
Restaurant fees are based on the number of seats in the establishment (see fee list). License application packets must be submitted prior to remodeling, new construction, or a change in ownership.
Licenses are NON-TRANSFERRABLE, and you must pay the licensing fee prior to operating the facility. If you are a new owner to an already operating food facility and do not plan on remodeling, please fill out the Change of Owner Application Packet. If you are planning on remodeling, constructing a new facility, or if the facility has been closed for 12 months or more, fill out the Complete Restaurant Packet.
A facility that has been closed for 12 consecutive months or more must come into compliance with current rules and regulations prior to re-opening.
- Complete Restaurant Packet
- Change of Owner Application Packet
- Menu Labeling Act (Oregon Health Authority)
- Food Sanitation Rules
- Paquete Completo de Restaurante
- Paquete para Cambio de Propietario
- Código de Alimento
Animals on the Premises
Date Marking Sheet
Hot and Cold Food Temperatures
Power Outage Info
Service Animals – ADA Requirements
Temperature Log 1
Temperature Log 2
Time as a Public Health Control
Vacuum Packaging (Reduced Oxygen Packing) Guidelines