Guide to Operating a Food and/or Lodging Establishment in Vermont

There are several steps to complete while applying for a license to operate food or lodging related establishments in Vermont. These materials will help you.

License Application, Fees, Regulations, Guidelines

All places that prepare and serve food to the public, other than on an occasional basis, and advertise such service within the meaning of 18 V.S.A. Section 4358 shall, prior to serving food, hold a current annual food license issued by the Department of Health. Any facility that advertises lodging to the traveling, transient public must obtain a lodging license.

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Statutory Guidelines and Fee Schedules


Food and lodging rules and regulations organized by establishment type.


Contact Information

Food & Lodging Program
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070

Tel: 802-863-7221 or (toll-free within Vermont) 800-439-8550
Email: Vermont Food and Lodging Program

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