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Office of Food Protection

Support for New Food Businesses

The City of Philadelphia is always eager to help a new food business join our broad array of restaurants and other food establishments.

All new food businesses in Philadelphia work closely with
two City departments -- the Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Department of Public Health — to ensure they comply with local zoning ordinances, the local building code, and the health code.

We are committed to helping new food business owners better understand and navigate the process of starting a food business in Philadelphia. In spring 2013, we revised several of our application procedures, forms and fee schedules, and created several new resources:

In the months ahead, we will unveil several more initiatives designed to help food business owners, including updated tools for mobile food vendors and special events sponsors and vendors and more on-line payment options. Stay tuned!


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