The Shiawassee County Environmental Health Division oversees licensing and inspections of restaurants, food stands, and kitchens of schools, catering facilities, and churches. Inspections are conducted by Environmental Sanitarians. The inspections are unannounced and generally occur two times a year. Inspections are conducted more frequently when a restaurant is found in violation of Michigan Food Law
or to investigate a complaint.
Through inspections and licensing, the program ensures food service establishments maintain sanitary conditions and follow safe food handling practices as dictated by the Food Code
. Food service establishments (temporary and permanent) are required by law to be licensed.