Appendix 00079. Fees Retail Food Establishments; Food Service Operations  


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  • 00079. Fees Retail Food Establishments; Food Service Operations.

    The cost of a license for a Retail Food Establishment or Food Service Operation as defined in Section 3717.01 of the Ohio Revised Code shall be any amount determined pursuant to Sections 3717.45 and 3717.25 of the Ohio Revised Code, plus the following license fees:

    (A) Retail Food Establishment/Food Service Operation Fees:

    1) < 25,000 ft.

    Risk Class Level 1 .....$230.00

    Risk Class Level 2 .....$260.00

    Risk Class Level 3 .....$505.00

    Risk Class Level 4 .....$640.00

    2) ≥ 25,000 ft.

    Risk Class Level 1 .....$335.00

    Risk Class Level 2 .....$355.00

    Risk Class Level 3 .....$1,280.00

    Risk Class Level 4 .....$1,355.00

    (B) Fees for Temporary Food Service Operations (per single event, not to exceed a maximum of five consecutive days) .....$150.00

    (C) Fees for Mobile Food Service Operations .....$225.00

    (D) Fees for Vending Food Service Operations .....$10.25

    (E) Lab Sample Analysis:

    1) Wholesomeness of Food Test .....$7.00/test

    2) Pathogen Screening Test .....$12.00/test

    3) Frozen Dessert Test .....$6.00/test

    (F) Facility Review/Equipment Specification Fees (for new or remodeled retail food establishment or food service operation):

    1) < 25,000 ft.

    Risk Class Level 1 .....$100.00

    Risk Class Level 2 .....$200.00

    Risk Class Level 3 .....$300.00

    Risk Class Level 4 .....$400.00

    2) ≥ 25,000 ft.

    Risk Class Level 1 .....$150.00

    Risk Class Level 2 .....$300.00

    Risk Class Level 3 .....$450.00

    Risk Class Level 4 .....$600.00

    (G) Facility Review/Equipment Specification Fees (for remodeled or altered retail food establishment or food service operation where fifty percent (50%) or more of the facility is affected by the remodeling or alteration). (These fees shall apply regardless of the overall square footage of the food service operation or retail food establishment.)

    Risk Class Level 1 .....$50.00

    Risk Class Level 2 .....$100.00

    Risk Class Level 3 .....$150.00

    Risk Class Level 4 .....$200.00

    (H) Facility Review/Equipment Specification Fees (for remodeled or altered retail food establishment or food service operation where less than fifty percent (50%) of the facility is affected by the remodeling or alteration) (These fees shall apply regardless of the overall square footage of the food service operation or retail food establishment.)

    Risk Class Level 1 .....$25.00

    Risk Class Level 2 .....$50.00

    Risk Class Level 3 .....$75.00

    Risk Class Level 4 .....$100.00

    (I) There will be no fee charged in cases where only new equipment is added to the food service operation or retail food establishment and a building or plumbing permit is not required by the City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections.

    (J) Any such fee or portion of such fee retained by the Board of Health shall be paid into a special fund as provided in Sections 3717.45 and 3717.25 of the Ohio Revised Code and used only for the purpose of administering and enforcing Sections 3717.01 to 3717.99 of the Revised Code.

    (K) If a license fee is not received by the Board of Health on or before the date it is due, a penalty of 25 percent of any such fee shall be imposed and paid as provided in Section 3701-21-02 of the Ohio Administrative Code, with the exception of Mobile Food Service Operations.

(Ordained by Res. No. 2001-01, § 1, eff. March 1, 2001; a. Res. No. 2003-26, eff. Dec. 9, 2003; a. Res. No. 2005-1, eff. Jan. 25, 2005; a. Res. No. 2006-15, § 1, eff. March 1, 2007; a. eff. Oct. 23, 2007; a. Res. No. 2008-14, § 1, eff. Nov. 18, 2008; a. Res. No. 2009-08. § 1, eff. Nov. 18, 2009a. Res. No. 2010-07, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Res. No. 2012-10, § 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2012)