Every person who intends to commence to operate a food premises shall give notice of the person's intention to the health unit (Ottawa Public Health) in which the food premises will be located. A food premises is defined as a premises where food or milk is manufactured, processed, prepared, stored, handled, displayed, distributed, transported, sold or offered for sale, as required under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
- 8-10 business days
- 3 copies of floor plans
- Application Form
Who to contact
- Please visit a Client Service Centre or by call 3-1-1.
- Public Health Inspector Duty Desk, 613-580-6744 ext. 15414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to apply
- Visit a Client Service Centre
- By mail:
100 Constellation Crescent (26-46)
Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
- By fax: 613-580-9648
Are you planning to open a restaurant, bakery, café, butcher shop or another type of food establishment? The City of Ottawa has resources to assist business owners who are starting to plan and operate a new food premises, including the Business Ambassador Service and the online Food Premises Application tool available on My ServiceOttawa.