Food Establishment Consultation or Inspection Request
A consultation gives you an opportunity to meet with an NYC Business Acceleration member representing the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ideally, a consultation is scheduled during the construction phase, prior to applying for the Food Service Establishment permit. The team member will evaluate your establishment's facilities for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. The inspector will help you identify ways to correct any problems discovered. Violations typically are not issued at a consultation.
A pre-operational inspection will formally confirm that your establishment complies with health laws and will allow you to legally open faster. Fines will not be issued for violations but you will be required to fix the issue that caused the violation.
If you do not pass your first pre-operational inspection, you can have a second pre-operational inspection or can open 22 days after you submitted your Food Service Establishment Permit application. In either case, the pre-operational inspection will help prepare you for the unannounced letter-grading inspection by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Please consider the requirements listed below before making a scheduling request.
WHICH BUSINESSES QUALIFY
This request form is only for new, pre-operational food establishments. It is not for mobile food vendors or food establishments already in operation. For mobile food vendor inspections, please call (212) 676-1650 or (212) 442-8284 to schedule an appointment. For operating food establishments, call (212) 676-1600.
Please Note: The establishment cannot have any food or drinks on site at the time of inspection.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
- Payment receipt for Food Service Establishment Permit which includes CAMIS/ACCELA number location as indicated below: