The Department of Behavioral & Community Health offers a variety of food permits and sanitation services. Please see the links on this page for how you can obtain a food permit as well as view the most recent food inspection report for food service establishments in our area.
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Permitted food service facilities are inspected at least once a year by a Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Sanitarians. Facilities are also re-inspected if critical violations are observed during the initial inspection or when a complaint is received involving food safety or a risk involves the public’s health.