Restaurants and Other Food Service Establishments

Full Inspections and Permit Renewals Resume

The NYC Health Department is now conducting full inspections, including issuing letter grades and summonses subject to fines.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, permits had remained valid after their expiration date. This extension has now ended and permits must be renewed by August 14, 2021.

Get the latest information on permits and licenses.


Information about applying for a permit for a restaurant or other food service establishment, and additional services for food service operators can be found below.

For information about operating a food service establishment,click here.