Food Safety Program Fees

Food Safety Program Fees

Food Permit Renewals for 2022 begin November 1st.

The 2022 online renewal and payment option will be available November 1st – December 31st. Renewals made after January 1, 2022 are subject to a late fee and must be made in-person at your local Central District Health office.

2022 Letter to Food Establishment Owners/Operators from Community & Environmental Health.

If you have questions, please call CDH's Community & Environmental Health Division at 208-327-7499.

Idaho House Bill (HB) 151 was passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. HB 151 amends Idaho Code (Section 39-1607) to revise provisions regarding certain fees for food establishments. To view the bill, click HERE.

Changes to Temporary Food Establishment permit fees are in effect. Other Food Establishment permit fee changes went into effect on July 1, 2019 and others took effect on January 1, 2020.


Temporary Food Establishments

Temporary events include parades, street fairs, festivals, and similar events that operate for a specific term not to exceed 14 consecutive days. Normally, the applicant does not qualify for a permanent license. At the end of the event, the establishment will be removed from the premises. The annual Food Establishment License issued to restaurants and caterers for their permanent location or commisary is not applicable to a Temporary Food Establishment at events. View requirements and related resources, HERE.

  • Operating for 1 day | $35
  • Operating for 2 or 3 days | $45
  • Operating for 4 days or multiple events | $80

Mobile Food Establishments

  • Full Service without commissary | $80
  • Full Service with commissary | $100


  • All other food establishments except those with more than 2 licenses on one premises | $200
  • Food establishments with more than 2 licenses on one premise | $250
  • Plan Review Fee | $100
  • USDA 2nd Inspection | $200
  • Late Fee Jan 1-15 | $35
  • Late Fee After Jan 15 | $70
  • License Reinstatement | $18
  • Request for Variance (/Hour) | $50
  • Compliance Conference (/Hour) | $100
  • Enforcement and Legal Fees (/Hour) | $150

Related: Food Establishment Forms

Food Safety Training

  • Serv-Safe Managers Food Safety Certification Course | $155
  • Serv-Safe Class Re-Take | $70
  • Serv-Safe Essentials Book | $58
  • Idaho Food Safety Manager Certification | $48
  • Food Safety Video | $25 or watch online for free!
Related: Food Safety Trainings

Other Services

  • Professional Services (consultation/training) – $78/hour

upcoming events

Dec 158:30am

The next Regular Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 8:30am at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

May 16 10:00am - 2:00pm

Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.