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The Environmental Health Unit focuses on natural and built environments and their potential effects on human health.
The unit licenses and inspects establishments to assure compliance with county and state regulations to protect health.

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

2021-2022 Fee Schedule


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

Pay your licensing fees HERE.

 
 
 
FEE INFORMATION FOR THE JULY 01, 2022 – JUNE 30, 2023 LICENSING YEAR  
 
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 waived include violation or compliance fees 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 waived, a “DO NOT PAY” stamp will be present on your license. 

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


CLICK HERE for frequently asked questions.
 
 
 

Plan Review

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:
  • The applicant or license holder beings construction of a retail food establishment.
  • The license holder modifies or extensively remodels a retail food establishment."
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 bc_health@browncountywi.gov 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

 
 
    



Food Codes:

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

FOOD CODE FACT SHEETS



 
Contamination 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 these procedures onsite at all time for
an employee to use in case a contamination event occurs. This plan must have
specific actions 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

 


Handwash Sign - English
Handwash Sign - Español

Handwashing Sink Only - English

Proper Food Storage for Walk-In Cooler

Vomit-Diarrhea Cleanup FCFS

Temperature Log


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

Mobile Food Establishment Guidelines - English

Mobile Food Establishment Guidelines - Español








 
 


 



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)


Room Rate Cards

Emergency Assistance Cards

Dish Sanitization Sign









 


WI Lodging Sanitation Laws Q&As

Short Term Rental Guide

Bed Bugs Q&As

Mold Toolkit

Disclosure for Sanitizing Utensils 

Jetted Tub Maintenance Guide

Brown County Carbon Monoxide Detector Guidance
 


 





Pool Code:

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


First Aid Kit Supplies


Use Pool Chemicals Safely

Store Pool Chemicals Safely

Fact Sheets, CDC


VGBA Equalizer Cover Replacement Log

Pool Closed Sign




 
Water Quality Standards 

VGBA Fact Sheet

Fecal Incident Response Guidelines

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
 


 

 



 


 


 

  



Body Art Code:

Chapter SPS 221 - Tattooing and Body Piercing
 



Online License Renewal

Paper License Renewal Form

Petition for Variance Application 

 




FDA Approved Autoclaves 

Glove Use in Body Art Establishments

CDC Best Practices 

CDC Hepatitis B

CDC Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogens


Contact:  Environmental Health Unit - Sanitarian
Phone: 9204486400
Address:  2198 Glendale Ave
Green Bay, WI 54303
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