Ohio Department of Health Food Cart License Information
Health code regulations are dictated by Ohio County Health Departments and as a result, they vary across the state of Ohio. In addition to determining what types of foods are allowed to be served, these local health departments may dictate what equipment should be installed on a hot dog cart or any food cart.
State of Ohio County requirements also ensure that the food cart has built-in facilities for achieving appropriate hygiene levels for the cart, the equipment and utensils being used, and the operator handling the food. This may include hot and cold running water, an insulated ice box, and a number of separate sinks for washing hands and utensils. Some areas specify that a cart have as many as four of these sinks.
Ohio local or state codes may require the cart to be physically inspected by the Ohio local health department, and that a cart operator attend a training course in safe food handling and preparation.
- State of Ohio Department of Health Link
- State of Ohio County Health Departments
- Ohio County Health Departments Reference Map
Ohio Department of Health Food Cart License