Food and Beverage Control Program

Food and Beverage Control inspects and permits restaurants, taverns, and other establishments serving food, including food booths at fairs and festivals, to ensure food safety.

Email (314) 657-1539 More contact info


Apply for Temporary Food Permits
Instructions on how to apply for temporary food permits in the City of St. Louis

Report a Problem with a Food Establishment
Report problems or request inspections of food establishments regarding; foodborne illnesses, mold, employees working while ill, lack of water, proper trash disposal or with pests or animals on the premises.

In This Section

Boil Order/Advisory Procedures for Food Establishments
The following procedures are provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in its Environmental Health Operational Guidelines.

Food Safety STL
Helping City of St. Louis residents report cases of foodborne illness to the Department of Health through social media

Information for Food and Beverage Establishments
How to open a food and beverage establishment, how to apply for permanent (annual) or temporary permit, and food safety course offerings

Low Income Low Access (LILA) Census Tracts Map
The map outlines census tracts identified as Low Income Low Access (LILA) areas

Opening A New Food and Beverage Establishment
Steps to open a permanent food and beverage establishment, and information on inspections and facility requirements

Requirements for Operating a Temporary Food Establishment
Information on the temporary application process, food, equipment, and hygiene

Restaurant Health Ratings and Inspection Reports
Current food and beverage establishment health ratings and inspections, and archived reports

Temporary Food Permit Ordinance Definitions
Types of permits in the City of St. Louis, by definition in Ordinance 71106, and revised effective May 24, 2021, by ordinance 71324.

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 657-1539

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

1520 Market St. , Suite 4051
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

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