An LCPH sanitarian inspecting a stack of prepared foods.

Food Safety

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) licenses, and offers education to over 1,400 restaurants, grocery stores, food trucks, vending machines, and anywhere else that sells you food. LCPH helps prevent diseases spread through food by making sure food is prepared and stored safely.

Lorain County Food Inspection Reports available.

Questions about food safety, selling food, or with a complaint, call Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367. Or click here to file a food complaint online.

For food servers and managers: Get food safety training

A proctored exam for the Manager Certification in Food Protection will be held at Lorain County Public Health (9880 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035) on:

  • January 23 at 10 a.m.
  • April 25 at 10 a.m.
  • July 25 at 10 a.m.
  • October 24 at 10 a.m.
Complete the registration form:


Apply for a food license

Resources for your restaurant or grocery store

Helpful Links

Have a question? Click the map to contact the Sanitarian for your area.