Food Service Operation/Operator Resource
If you are planning on serving prepared food for immediate consumption onsite, it’s likely you will need a license from Jackson County. This includes: restaurants, mobile food units, caterers, coffee stands, tap houses, Bed and Breakfast, and temporary event food service. We do not license domestic home kitchens.
If you are planning a food business that mainly wholesales food, is a retail location like a grocery or convenience store, or sells agricultural commodities you will likely need to contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture at: 503-986-4720.
You must submit a plan review and license application prior to opening a new restaurant, or going through a major remodel. You must also contact us for an ownership change or major menu change.
Plan review and license fee costs can be obtained by calling our office at 541-774-8206.
Annual Licenses expire on December 31 of the year issued and are NOT transferable from one ownership to another.