NEW: Per the January 13, 2021 Executive Order from Governor Stitt, all CHS occupational licenses that have been extended through any previous executive order will expire on January 30, 2021. All renewals must be processed with 14 days of that date (February 13, 2021). If renewals are not submitted by Feb 13th, 2021, the license will be considered expired and be subject to enforcement actions. This change will not affect late fees, which due to the ongoing pandemic have been waived for all CHS occupational and establishment licenses per emergency rules promulgated by the department. See emergency rules here.
Guidance to assist food establishments reopening to the public after restrictions from the Governor’s Executive Order are lifted. Dine-in service may resume* (with restrictions) on May 1st.
Please check with your local municipality for rules related to reopening, as they may have additional requirements.
*Note: Bars are listed to reopen during Phase 2 (goal of May 15th) at reduced capacity with physical distancing measures. “Bars” are defined as standalone establishments that primarily serve alcohol (65% or more total sales derive from alcohol). This does not prevent restaurant bars from operating if they are following the restaurant guidance linked above.
The food service inspection program was created in 1923. It is a traditional public health program for the protection of the consumer and of all food goods sold in the State. Its mission is to reduce the incidence of food-borne illness and provide for a sanitary environment in food service establishments. Program staffs develop, write, implement and interpret rules, issue mandated licenses, track statistical data, provide for enforcement of establishments not in compliance, train industry, food service workers, and sanitarians in food service practices, meet with consumer advisory committees, and provide technical assistance as necessary.
There are three main categories of food facility:
- Applications and Forms
- Emergency Response
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Food Service Advisory Council
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- Inspector Tools
- Monitoring & Risk Control Plans
- National FDA Food Code
- Oklahoma City County Health Department (OCCHD)
- Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
- Pets in Food Establishments
- Tulsa County Health Department (THD)
- Waste Water Disposal
- Water Quality
Location and Contact Information
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-5243
Fax: (405) 271-5286