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Allegan County Health Dept.
3255 - 122nd Ave. Ste. 200
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-5411
Fax: (269) 673-4172


HOURS: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday


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Food Service Program 


File a Food Service Complaint ONLINE

The Food Service Program is responsible for the licensing and inspection of food service establishments based upon the Michigan Food Law 2000, as amended. Follow the links below to download a copy of the Food Law and Food Code.

The following are the different types of establishments local health departments are responsible for.

Licensed Establishments

Fixed Food Service Establishments (FFSE)

FFSE's are more commonly known as restaurants.

Plan Review - Required Documents

If you are interested in constructing a new or remodeling an existing restaurant, you are required to follow the plan review criteria.

Plan Review Document Word Format PDF Format
Submission Instructions Word document PDF file
Application Word document PDF file
Worksheet Word document PDF file
Manual Word document PDF file



A mobile food service establishment means a food service establishment operating from a vehicle, trailer, or watercraft and must return to a licensed commissary at least once every 24 hours.

Special Transitory Food Unit (STFU)

A STFU is a temporary food establishment licensed to operate throughout the state without the 14-day limits or a mobile food establishment that is not required to return to a commissary. STFU’s are required to notify each local jurisdiction if they will be operating in their county by submitting a notice of intent.

Vending Machine Location

A Vending Machine Location is a room, enclosure, space, or area where one or more vending machines are installed and operated. Where there are multiple vending machine locations in a building, each shall be licensed separately.

Temporary Food Service Establishment

A temporary food service establishment means a food service establishment, which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time not to exceed 2 weeks. If you are planning a temporary food event, then follow the links below to the application and checklist.


Food Service Standard Operating Procedures



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