Food Safety & Food Licensing

Our Environmental Health front office at 705 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor is open by appointment only. 

Appointments are available from 10:00 a.m. - Noon, and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 734-222-3800 to schedule an appointment. 

Important COVID-19 Update

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order for masks and gatherings has been rescinded, effective June 22, 2021. Masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors, and there are no capacity limitations indoors or outdoors. Masks are still recommended in certain settings

Although previous COVID-19 prevention strategies are no longer required for most settings, the Washtenaw County Health Department strongly encourages each facility to evaluate their operations, and to follow CDC and OSHA recommendations to prevent the spread of disease and to protect employee and patron health and safety.

For additional information on COVID-19, pelase see our Guidance for Businesses page or contact [email protected] or 734-544-6700.

Food Safety & Inspection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick; 128,000 are hospitalized; and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. These illnesses and deaths cost Americans billions of dollars each year due to medical expenses and loss of productivity.

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects over 1,200 food service establishments within Washtenaw County. The purpose of conducting these inspections is to ensure that safe food is being served to the public.