Food Services

The Gallia County Board of Health is charged with the enforcement authority of Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 3717 and Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 3717(Ohio Uniform Food Safety Rules) ,Ohio Administrative Code 3701-21 (Food Service Administrative Rules) and Ohio Administrative Code 901:3-4 (Retail Food Establishment Administrative Rules) concerning the construction, operation and sanitation for Food Service Operations (FSO), Retail Food Establishments (RFE), Vending Locations, Mobile Food Services Operations, Mobile Retail Food Establishments, and Temporary FSO's or RFE's. 


Food Service Operation Class I - sells only pre-packaged food, self service drinks or over-the counter drugs. These operations pose the smallest risk of foodborne disease.

Food Service Operation Class II - handles or prepares non-potentially hazardous foods or that holds potentially hazardous foods at the same temperature at which they are received or heats individually packaged, commercially processed potentially hazardous foods. These operations pose an minimal risk of foodborne disease.

Food Service Operation Class III - handles or cuts raw meat or cooks potentially hazardous foods for immediate consumption or re-heats individual portions of food. These operations pose a higher risk of foodborne disease.

Food Service Operation Class IV - cools and re-heats bulk quantities of food, offers raw ready to eat potentially hazardous food, or serves high risk clientele or caters. These operations pose a higher risk of foodborne disease. 

Mobile Food Service Operation - is operated from a movable vehicle, portable structure, or watercraft and that routinely changes location, except when the operation remains at any one for more than forty consecutive days.                                                            

Temporary Food Service - is operated at an event for not more than five consecutive days, and for not more than 10 events (6 days maximum if held at Gallia County Fair and a resident of Gallia County) 

Printable Forms and Applications (See Below...Scroll Down)


John McKean, RS, 740-441-2943                          




Handwash Sink Poster

Handwash sink poster for food establishments. (Print as many as you need.)

Plan Review Guide

License application and provides detailed assistance for the plan approval phase of your food service operation.

Starting a Food Business in Gallia County

It's not all about cooking great meals.

Temporary Food License Packet

Temporary food license application and the information you need to know when serving food to the masses.

Home Bakery License Information

Let them eat cakes, pies, or doughnuts.

Mobile Food Guidelines

Cooking on the run.

Pushcart Operations

Cooking on the sidewalk.

Mobile Requirements Checklist

Provides a requirements checklist for your mobile food operation.

499 Jackson Pike, Suite D
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Contact Us:
Main: 1-740-441-2018
Environmental: 1-740-441-2943
Nursing: 1-740-441-2950
WIC: 1-740-441-2977