The Allentown Health Bureau licenses and inspects all retail food establishments in the City of Allentown including restaurants, caterers, markets, convenience stores, clubs, mobile food vehicles, temporary food stands, non-profit food facilities, churches, food banks, food vending machines and anywhere food is sold or distributed to the end consumer. In addition, the Allentown Health Bureau investigates complaints of food-borne illness and adulterated food products in Allentown facilities.
Inspection reports of food facilities in Allentown are available for public access on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture website; this website works best with Google Chrome. To access the inspection reports you may have to change your computer's settings to allow pop-ups. Please understand that each inspection is a "snapshot" representing conditions observed on the day and time of the inspection. An individual inspection report may or may not be representative of the overall, long-term sanitation and food safety of a particular food facility.
All facilities that prepare, serve, sell or give away food are required to have a food service establishment license issued by the Allentown Health Bureau. If you are planning to open a new facility or take over an existing facility, you must first contact the Allentown Health Bureau to complete the Food Service Application and start the process.
Non-profit Temporary Food Application
For-profit Temporary Food Application
Mobile Vendor Application
Food Service Violation Ticket Appeal Request
Child Care Facility Fees
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999