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Licensed Facilities Programs > Food Service
 

Facilities licensed under our food program provide food in a ready-to-eat form for public consumption. These facilities may operate from a permanent, a mobile, or temporary location. All three require a license to operate and must comply with Oregon Food Sanitation Rules. Food facilities may operate as for-profit or non-profit entities. Both require a license. We do not provide licenses for home kitchens. If you wish to license a home kitchen, you must contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Restaurants

Photo of several food items behind a counter.

Food establishments that are located in a permanent location are licensed as restaurants. These may include bars, hotels and motels that serve food, cafeterias open to the public, coffee shops, and diners.

If you are the new owner of a pre-existing restaurant you must acquire a license from the Health Department. Licenses are not transferable from owner to owner, therefore all new owners must pay for a new license. An application is available at the Health Department, 621 W. Madrone, 3rd Floor, Room 360, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Mobile Unit / Vending

A mobile food unit is any vehicle that is self-propelled, or can be pulled or pushed down a sidewalk, street, highway or waterway. Food may be prepared or processed on this vehicle, and the vehicle is used to sell and dispense food.

If you are the new owner of a pre-existing mobile unit you must acquire a license from the Health Department. Licenses are not transferable from owner to owner, therefore, all new owners must pay for a new license. An application is available at the Health Department, 621 W. Madrone, 3rd Floor, Room 360, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Temporary Restaurants

A temporary restaurant is any establishment operating temporarily in connection with any event where food is prepared or served for consumption by the public. Examples of events include: fairs, carnivals, circuses, festivals, concerts or any other public gathering. Oregon law requires that all food booths or food service activities open to the public be licensed PRIOR to operation. Additionally, at least one person must have a food handler card at all times (must be submitted with the license application). All foods must be prepared on-site or purchased from an approved source. Home-prepared foods may not be served to the public.

Benevolent (non-profit) temporary restaurants are allowed to provide home-baked bread and rolls if a sign is posted communicating that the baked bread items were prepared in an unlicensed kitchen. Fee schedule is as follows:

  • Temporary Restaurant - $66 if applied for 3 working days in advance $91 if applied for less than 3 days in advance.Benevolent Temporary - $10 if applied for 3 working days in advance $20 if applied for less than 3 days in advance.
  • Out-of-County Fee - $25 for out-of county mobile units to operate in Douglas County.

Download the Temporary Restaurant Operation Guide
 

Download the Temporary Restaurant Application

Catering

Photo of catered food items on a table.Catering means the preparation of food in an approved food establishment and the transportation of such food for service and consumption at some other site. All catering businesses must be licensed and work from a licensed restaurant or mobile unit. You may not work from a home kitchen. If you are interested in starting a catering business you must apply for a restaurant or mobile unit license.

For more information on the Foodborne Illness Prevention Program, go to the Oregon Health Authority, Food Safety page.

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Environmental Health
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-3574
Toll Free: 1-800-234-0985

 
 

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