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When Does my Business Need a Health Inspection?

The City of Plainfield requires that all retail food establishments (e.g. Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Schools, special events, Mobile trucks, etc.) obtain a Health License. These Health licenses help ensure that each establishment is registered and approved by the Health Department. The Health Department is responsible for conducting inspections of all retail food establishments in accordance with Chapter 24, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines.

New business owners who plan to operate a retail food establishment must take several steps to ensure they are in compliance with city and state codes.

  • Obtain approvals from zoning and building department for anticipated location
  • Submit Plan Review application ($100 fee)  to the health department- inspector will review application with applicant
  • Health Inspector will then conduct a pre-operational inspection of establishment once inspections from the building department (Plumbing, Electrical, Fire) have been completed
  • Complete Health License Application (see fee schedule) and obtain approval to operate
  • Health inspector will perform an Inspection of establishment, rating on the conditions found (Note: All new establishments must obtain a satisfactory ratings)

Contact Information

The City of Plainfield Health Department provides a multitude of services and we are readily available at (908) 753-3092.

Dr. Atif Nazir - Health Officer 
Sagar Patel - Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Adedotun Osho - Registered Environmental Health Specialist


Application for License to Conduct a Food Establishment

Food Establishment License Renewal Application

Health Services Fees

Subchapter 9 Review of Plans