Food, Pools, and Lodging Services (FPLS)
Who will license the establishment?
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has a delegation agreement with some local health agencies (city, county) to provide licenses for food, beverage, and lodging establishments in Minnesota. MDH is responsible for the remaining areas of the state.
- Licensing Jurisdiction
Follow the link to find out which agency is responsible. The location of the establishment being licensed determines which agency will provide the license.
- Plan Review
For MDH Jurisdictions - MDH must approve food service and lodging plans before new construction or remodeling may begin. You will need an approved plan review for: new construction, remodeling and additions or temporary food services (such as mobile food units, seasonal permanent food stands, seasonal temporary food stands, and food carts).
- Special Event Food Stand
- Mobile Food Unit
- Seasonal Temporary Food Stand
- Seasonal Permanent Food Stand
- Food Cart
- Bed and Breakfast
- Boarding and Lodging with Special Services
- Medical Lodging
- Bunk Houses and Camper Cabins