Food License Renewals

The Food Service, Retail Food Establishment and Vending Machine license(s) and fee(s) must be received by the end of business day on March 1st, 2017.

Facilities in Elyria City, Lorain City, and Avon Lake City will not be able to renew and pay online this licensing period. If you do not receive a mailed application from our office by February 8, 2017 please call 440-322-6367 and ask for someone in the Environmental Health department.

Please make sure the application is correct and double check the following items: Name and address of the operation, risk classification and name of the license holder.

A late fee penalty (25% of the local license fee) will apply to applications received after March 1st, 2017. Online payments can be made up to 11:59pm on 3/1/2017 without a late fee

Your 2017 license will be sent to you by mail (please allow a few weeks for processing).

If you have any questions please contact the Sanitarian in your facility's community below:

Online Food Renewal and Payment Instructions

  1. Enter your license number in the search box below under "Find Your Facility"
    1. Your license number is located on your current license and the application sent to you via USPS for this licensing period
      Food Service Operation License
  2. Review your information. If correct, select "Yes" next to "Is the above information correct"
    1. If the information needs to be updated, please select "No" and enter corrections into the required fields. This request to change information will be sent to the Lorain County General Health District for processing. You will not be able to pay online until you receive notice from our office that your request has been reviewed.
  3. Digitally sign the application.
  4. Click "Pay Now" if you wish to pay online and complete your renewal application. Complete the required information
  5. A receipt is generated for you to print or send to your e-mail address. Please enter your e-mail address so a receipt can be sent to you.
  6. Click "Process Payment" to complete the online renewal application and pay. The license will be mailed to you. (Please allow a few weeks for processing) A hard copy of your receipt will be mailed with your license and e-mailed to you if an e-mail address is provided.

Find Your Facility

To begin your license renewal enter the license number located at the top right of your license. Please enter the number exactly as it is shown on your license, including the letters, numbers, and hyphen. Example: NFRY-9C3TES4.

Enter your license number:

Sanitarian Area Map

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Cody Carroll, SIT, CHES

Phone: 440-822-4780

  • Kipton
  • Oberlin
  • Pittsfield Twp.
  • Wellington Twp.
  • Wellington
  • Huntington Twp.
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Twp.
  • Brighton Twp.
  • Camden Twp.


Eric Hoover, SIT

Phone: 440-213-3550

  • Lorain


Dan Teets, SIT

Phone: 440-567-4105

  • Avon Lake
  • Avon
  • Sheffield
  • Sheffield Lake
  • Sheffield Township


Laura Studevant

Phone: 440-420-7226

  • Grafton
  • Grafton Twp.
  • Columbia Twp.
  • Eaton Twp.
  • North Ridgeville
  • Carlisle Twp.
  • Penfield Twp.
  • LaGrange
  • LaGrange Twp.


Ali Corrigan

Phone: 440-610-7334

  • Amherst
  • Amherst Twp.
  • New Russia Twp.
  • Brownhelm Twp.
  • Henrietta Twp.
  • South Amherst
  • Elyria Twp.
  • Sheffield Twp.


Tom Blackford, RS

Phone: 440-213-9764

  • Elyria