Food Safety and Recreational Licensing
The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing section is
responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state
administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools including
water park attractions, campgrounds, and tattoo and body piercing
establishments in Wisconsin.
The program is also responsible for contracting with,
monitoring and training Local Public Health Departments who sign agreements to administer the
programs within their own jurisdictions.
To determine which agency is responsible for inspecting
and permitting your establishment, based on jurisdiction,
the map (PDF, 37 KB) showing those counties inspected by DHS and
those counties inspected by a local health department.
Licensing and regulation of every public restaurant,
swimming pool, campground, recreational education camp, lodging establishment, food operation,
vending machine, and body
art business in the state of Wisconsin.
A trusted resource and partner in the health and safety of
the people in Wisconsin.
Reduce exposure to environmental and safety hazards in
Reduce the death and illness of people in Wisconsin.
Promote public health through a statewide program to
prevent and control exposure to food-borne, water-borne, blood-borne, or recreational
Promote awareness of the things people can do to keep
their food, water, and recreational resources safe.
Last Revised: June 12, 2014