Food Safety & Licenses in Meigs County, OH

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The Meigs County Health Department is responsible for licensing and inspecting any Food Service Operations (restaurants, bars, schools, institutions, etc.), Retail Food Establishments (grocery stores, markets, pizza places, convenient stores, and gas stations), Mobile Food Services (food trailers and stands), Vending (vending machines with perishable food), and Temporary Food Services (food service that sets up for only a short time period).

There are four types of food license available: (click on license type to view or print)
  1. Mobile Planning Packet Food trucks, knock down units and other mobile vendors
  2. New Food License Planning Packet  This is the standard food license, used for restaurants, grocery stores, any permanent structure selling food.
  3. Temporary Food License Planning Packet Good for one event lasting 5 days or less.
  4. Vending Planning Packet This is the plan review document to set a vending machine that will dispense perishable foods.


The following documents are required:
  1. Employee Responsibility – All employees must sign!
  2. Choking Poster
  3. Employees Mast Wash Hands Poster – Must be displayed at each hand wash sink!
The following is general food service information:
  1. Risk Level
  2. Rules Review
Meigs County Health Department Does NOT Offer Food Handler or Food Protection Manager Classes at This Time

New rules from Ohio Department of Health have said it is now OK to take the Certified Food Protection Manager or CFPM (Level 2) course work online from ServSafe. The test must still be taken in person; i.e.  “proctored”. If you would like to have your test proctored, this can be arranged. The cost for proctoring a test is $50.00.

You can go to the ServSafe website at and take the online course work for the CFPM (Level 2) course under the ‘ServSafe Manager’ tab or the Food Handler (Level 1) course under the ‘ServSafe Food Handler’ tab. 

There are other in-person courses held in surrounding counties. To see a list of approved providers of the food safety courses in Ohio, visit the following link:

For more information on any of the Food Safety Classes, or test proctoring, contact Elizabeth Fisher at 740-992-6626 or at
Please Print, Complete and Return to:

Meigs County Health Dept., 112 East Memorial Drive, Ste. A, Pomeroy OH 45769

All operations and establishments are inspected at least once a year. To view a copy of the latest standard inspection click on the name of the business.

The Meigs County Health Department does not endorse or recommend any product, service, or company provided on this website.