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)
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