Edmond City Council Considering Repealing Food Handlers Licenses

14 Aug

Businesses in Edmond spend $100 each year to renew their food handler’s license as required by the city.  However, the Edmond City Council is considering retracting the city’s requirement for food handler’s licensing, which would eliminate the required license fee. This would save businesses $100 each year if finalized.

Currently, food service businesses are required to pay $100 to the Oklahoma City/County Health Department each year for their food handler’s license. Fifty percent of the cost goes to the business’s annual inspection conducted by the health department.  Over 300 food service businesses go through this process every year. The City Council has been reevaluating its business procedures to become more business-friendly, which is why it is considering repealing the ordinance.

Notices for renewal of licenses for food handlers were not sent this year since consideration for repealing the ordinance is still in process. For businesses that have already renewed their food handler’s license, a refund will be granted if the ordinance is revoked.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent





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