Food and Beverage Licensing

A license is required annually for every person, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of conducting a food and beverage service establishment, youth camp, hotel, motel, lodging establishment, public pool, or resort. Any person wishing to operate a place of business licensed in this section shall first make application, pay the required fee specified in this section, and receive approval for operation, including plan review approval.

Plan Review

All plans and specifications must be submitted to this office at least one month prior to starting construction. Construction may not begin until plans have been approved. Failure to submit plans and appropriate fees for new construction or remodeling will not prevent the fees from being collected. In addition, any construction not meeting code will have to be corrected prior to opening.

  Food Service Construction Guidelines
  Food and Lodging Plan Review Application
  Restaurant Supply Companies
  Plumbing Plans
  Minnesota Ventilation Guidelines
  Local Contacts

Prior to construction, plans must be approved by all other local agencies

License Applications

Food, Pools, and Lodging License Application  and listing of current fees

Mobile Food Unit Application for Food Carts, Mobile Food Units, Seasonal Permanent Food Stands, or Temporary Food Stands

Mobile Food Unit Construction Guidelines

Food Manager
Certification and

The State of Minnesota requires a Minnesota Certified Food Manager in most food establishments including small, medium, and large food establishments. You can contact our office for brochures on courses held in the Willmar area or you may browse the Minnesota Department of Health’s webpage for more courses in the state

The Minnesota Department of Health Food Manager Certification:
Application Forms Home Page


Fact Sheets
   Cooking Temperatures - English
Temperarturas Criticas Del Alimento (Spanish)
Food Safety Fact Sheets

   Power Outage
   Cleanup after Fire
   Locally Raised Eggs


 Log Sheets
Daily Checklist- English
Daily Checklist - Spanish

   Food Temperature Log - English
Employee Illness Log

   Sanitizing Log
   Cooling Log
   Self-Inspection Checklist
   Restaurant Cleaning Checklist


Contact the Kandiyohi County Environmental Health office for Posters and other publications related to hand washing, smoking and other health topics.

Contact us

Chris Wenisch, Environmental Health Specialist
Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services

2200 23rd Street Northeast, Suite 1080
Willmar, MN  56201

320-231-7800, extension 2535
Fax:  320-231-7888


List of foods and drugs that have been recently found unsafe and recalled from the market.
FDA Food Recalls