Current MDHHS Epidemic Order

BLDHD Food Establishment Toolkit 5.28.2021

MI COVID-19 Safer Dining Program

ServSafe Reopening COVID-19 Training



Food establishments and vending locations, which dispense food and drinks to the public, are routinely inspected. Food service operators and food service personnel are consulted on the safe handling and preparation of food. Education of the food service operator on the proper methods of safe food handling is a vital function of the Environmental Health Division. The Sanitarian reviews and approves proposed new and remodeled food service facilities and approves food service licenses. The Benzie Leelanau District Health Department also investigates instances of possible foodborne illness in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. (Authority: Act No. 92 of P.A. 2000.)


Food Service Forms


Please consult the Plan Review Instructions prior to the submission of paperwork. All applications must be complete and must include Application, Worksheet, SOP's, Menu, Equipment Specifications, Layout, and Plan Review Fee. You may submit your own SOP's or use the packet attached. If you have any questions about what information needs to be supplied, please contact Nick Dow at (231)256-0216 or

Fillable versions can be found on the State's website here

The Special Transitory Food Unit (STFU) Plan Review packet is for Food Trucks and Mobile units.

If you have any questions as to which packet you may need, please contact our office.