The goal of the Environmental Health Unit is to protect and promote public health by licensing and inspecting establishments, while also education operators to ensure compliance with county and state regulations. 

For information on how to apply for a license, call (920) 448-6400.

2022-2023 Fee Schedule

Retail food and recreation inspection reports are available online and can be accessed HERE.

Pay your licensing fees 

What is ARPA?
Due to the federal America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars, the Brown County Public Health Division will be waiving renewal fees for existing non-government establishments and pre-inspection fees for new non-government establishments for one licensing year.

Who is eligible?
Non-government facilities (e.g. restaurants, retail food, tourist rooming houses, mobiles, taverns, body art, hotels/motels, campgrounds, mobile home parks) in Brown County Public Health's jurisdiction.

Who is not eligible?
Public sector licenses (government-owned establishments, schools, etc.).

What fees are excluded?
Fees that will not be wavied include violation or compliance frees and previous violation late fees on file that were due at the end of the last licensing cycle (July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2022).

This can only be used once!
Fees will be waived only for renewal or new applications received April 01, 2022 - March 31, 2023 for the July 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023 license year.

If your fee has been waved, a "DO NOT PAY" stamp will be present on your license.

If your fees are excluded due to the reasons noted above, the amount due will be reflected on the license renewal. 

CLICK HERE for frequently asked questions.
Plan review
Plan Review Guide

In accordance with ATCP 75.075, "An applicant or license owner of a new or extensively remodeled retail food establishment shall submit a retail food establishment plan to the department or its agent. The department or its agent may require an applicant or license holder to submit this document when a change of ownership has occurred. An applicant or license holder shall obtain plan approval from the department or its agent before any of the following occurs:
When planning on opening a food establishment, you must submit a Plan Review Application and an Operational Plan. These two documents must then be emailed to for a sanitarian to review. If accepted, you will be sent a License Application. If denied, the sanitarian will suggest changes and/or suggestions in order to improve your Plan Review Application and Operational Plan.

Incomplete forms will NOT be reviewed.

Retail Food Establishments:
Plan Review Application

Operational Plan

Mobile Food Establishments:
Plan Review Application
Operational Plan
Service Base Sharing Agreement

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Food Codes:

Chapter ATCP 75 - Retail Food Code
Wisconsin Food Code 
Chapter ATCP 90 - Packaging and Labeling


Contaimination Plan Template
This form is to be used as a template for a clean up plan in the case of someone vomiting or having a fecal accident onto surfaces in your food establishment. All food establishments are required to have theses procedures onsite at all time for an employee to use in case a contamination event occurs. This plan must have specific actions that employees must take to prevent the contamination and exposure of employees, consumers, food, and other surfaces.

Contamination Plan Template-English
Contamination Plan Template-Español
Contamination Plan Template-Hmoob

Food Signs and Handouts
 Handwash Sign - English

Handwash Sign - Español

Handwashing Sink Only - English

Handwashing Sink Only - Españ​ol

Proper Food Storage for Walk-In Cooler

Vomit-Diarrhea Cleanup FCFS

Temperature Log

 Food Resources
 Food Manager Requirements - English

Food Manager Requirements - Español

Food Safety Course Directory 

FAQs about Service Animals and the ADA

Cheese Curd Log for Non-Temperature Control Display

Consumer Advisory Requirements

 Transient food resources
Temporary Food Guide

Temporary Food Complete Guidelines

Temporary License Application

Mobile Food Establishment Guidelines - English

Mobile Food Establishment Guidelines - Español
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Lodging Codes:

Chapter ATCP 72 - Hotels, Motels, and Tourist Rooming Houses
Chapter ATCP 73 - Bed and Breakfast Establishments
Brown County Public Health Lodging Guidance

Checklist & Expectations for a Tourist Rooming House (Airbnbs, Vrbo, short term rentals)

lodging signs and handouts
 Room Rate Cards

Emergency Assistance Cards

Dish Sanitization Sign

lodging resources
WI Lodging Sanitation Laws Q&As

Bed Bugs Q&As

Mold Toolkit

Disclosure for Sanitizing Utensils 

Jetted Tub Maintenance Guide

Brown County Carbon Monoxide Detector Guidance
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Pool Code:

Chapter ATCP 76 - Safety, Maintenance, and Operation of Public Pools and Water Attractions

pool signs and handouts
 Use Pool Chemicals Safely

Store Pool Chemicals Safely

Fact Sheets, CDC

VGBA Equalizer Cover Replacement Log

Pool Closed Sign

 pool resources
 Water Quality Standards VGBA Fact Sheet

Fecal Incident Response Guidelines

 First Aid Kit Supplies

Monthly Report on Swimming Pool Operation

Lifeguard Staffing Plan

Swimming Pool and Water Attraction Death, Injury and Illness Report

Swimming Pool and Water Attraction Fecal Incident Response Report

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Campground Codes:

Chapter ATCP 79 - Campgrounds 
Chapter ATCP 78 - Recreational and Educational Camps

 campground resources
Frequently Asked Questions  
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Body Art Code:

Chapter SPS 221 - Tattooing and Body Piercing

 body art resources
Online License Renewal

Paper License Renewal Form

FDA Approved Autoclaves 

Glove Use in Body Art Establishments

CDC Best Practices 

CDC Hepatitis B

CDC Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogens