The Department of Public Health conducts annual sanitation/safety inspections of child care facilities. Inspections address:
- Food handling practices.
- Water supply.
- Waste disposal.
- Presence of insects, rodents, or other vermin.
- Sanitation and condition of client care areas and equipment.
- Condition of toilet facilities.
- Presence/handling/disposal of any hazardous materials.
To schedule a sanitation/safety inspection of a child care facility, call the Office of Food Protection at (215) 685-7495.
Note: After your child care facility is inspected, the Department of Public Health will issue a License Eligibility Report (LER). To begin the process, you must apply for either a plan review for a stationary food business or a change of ownership of a stationary food business.