How to Open a New Establishment

Opening a new food establishment can be an overwhelming endeavor. Here you'll find resources and information that will make the process easier, and will ensure your business is in full compliance.

How to Open A New Establishment


  1. Submit Plans to Black Hawk County Public Health 30 days prior to construction/remodel.
  2. Adhere to Basic Requirements for Food Service.
  3. Apply for a Food License.

Requirements and Guidelines for:

Food Establishments

In Home Bakeries

Farmer's Markets

Mobile Food Units and Pushcarts

Temporary Food Stands