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Community Environmental Health

Restaurant Inspections

John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone (315) 435-6617

The Bureau of Community Environmental Health provides public health services in the areas of Food Protection, Residential Sanitation and Temporary Facilities.

Food Protection

Phone (315) 435-6607 

Email: foodprotection@ongov.net or click below

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This program provides services in the following areas:

  • Performs inspections of food service facilities
  • Provides plan review and approval for new food service facilities
  • Investigates foodborne illness outbreaks
  • Investigates food service facility complaints
  • Provides training for the food service industry
  • Provides public information and education concerning food safety issues
  • New York State Clean Indoor Air Act enforcement at food service facilities

Click here for tips to protect yourself and your family from foodborne illness.

Food Permit Application Packages (pdf):

New York State Regulations for Food Service Establishments:

New York State Guidance for Food Service at Community Events:


Residential Environmental Health
Phone (315) 435-6617

  • County public health housing regulation enforcement
  • Nuisance and general sanitation complaint investigation
  • Mobile home park and farm worker camp inspection
  • Hotel, motel and rooming house facility inspection


Temporary Residence and Recreational Facilities
Phone (315) 435-6617

Click here for links to New York State regulations and reporting forms

  • School and institution food service inspection/complaint investigation
  • Children’s camp and child day care facility inspection
  • Public water supply surveillance (permitted facilities)
  • Inspection of public swimming pools, bathing beaches, campgrounds
  • Inspection of tanning facilities

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