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Appeal of an Inspection Finding or a Food Safety Rating* may only be made by the owner or operator of the food establishment. Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) days of the date of inspection.

This application is also available in fillable PDF format to print and mail-in.

*Food Safety Ratings of Excellent, Good, and Okay are based on the average Red Critical Violation Scores of up to the four most recent routine inspections. A food establishment that has had a permit suspension or multiple return inspections in the past twelve months shall receive a Food Safety Rating of Needs to Improve. Because Food Safety Ratings are based on inspection findings, an appeal to a Food Safety Rating should also be based on inspection findings.