The Food and Lodging Program works to protect Vermonters’ health and prevent disease by promoting sanitation and ensuring food safety. To accomplish this, over 6,000 restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and food processors—where food is prepared, served, processed, or stored—are licensed and regularly inspected. Lodging facilities including hotels, bed & breakfasts, and children’s camps are also regulated by the Food and Lodging Program.
Public health inspectors investigate foodborne disease outbreaks and respond to other public health emergencies throughout the state. Food and Lodging staff investigate reports from consumers including sanitation complaints, food product contamination, and suspected foodborne illness.
The Food & Lodging Program also serves as an educational resource for the public and the food service industry.
new! Online license renewal
You can now renew your license online using a credit card or electronic check. You'll need to set up a new account the first time you log in. You'll also need the Online Renewal Code included on your renewal notice. Watch the video below for detailed instructions on how to set up your account and renew your license online. Please note that Temporary Food Service licenses cannot be renewed online.