The Board of Health's Food Inspector conducts regular inspections, reviews plans, and responds to complaints of retail food establishments to ensure safety in the preparation, storing, and serving food to the public.

Retail Food Regulations - Important to Note:  Rockport  adopted the 2013* Federal Food Code as of January 1, 2017.   Please call the Food Inspector for any questions, clarification, or information about how this may affect your Food Establishment.  As well, any employees/staff whose ServSafe Certification expires soon will need to be trained on the 2013 Federal Food Code.  

Retail Food Permit Applications & Checklist

Retail Food Information

Retail Food Establishments Include:

  • Restaurants
  • Food Service Take-Out
  • Food Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Bed & Breakfast Establishments (4-9 rooms)
  • Bed & Breakfast Homes Serving Full Breakfast (1-3 rooms)
  • Caterers
  • Residential Kitchens
  • Temporary Food Events
  • Church Suppers
  • School Fundraiser Dinners

Food Safety & Recall Information