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Inspections & Food Sanitation Services

503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Phone: (716) 961-6800 
Fax: (716) 961-6880 
Areas Served: All areas in Erie County, NY 
For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716- 961-7898 
Printable Map (PDF)

The Food Sanitation Services program of the Environmental Health Office maintains a food inspection program of food service establishments, mobile food trucks, temporary food stands and caterers to protect the public's health. The office also provides health education and information on safe food handling practices. For information concerning this program, please call (716) 961-6800. 

Food Facility Inspections  (clicking on this link will open a new website) 

Note: Inspections are a "snapshot" in time and are not always reflective of the day-to-day operations and overall conditions of an establishment. Occasionally, remediation may not appear in the reports until the following month due to the timing of the updates. 

New York State Department of Health -- Health Data NY website provides data on all food service inspections throughout the state but NOT in Erie County. Click on the link above "Food Facility Inspections" to review Erie County data.


 Temporary Food Stand Operator Information

To operate a temporary food stand, you must obtain an Erie County Health Permit and conform with the requirements of the State Sanitary Code for Temporary Food Service Establishments Part 14-2. Operation of a frozen dessert machine requires an additional fee of $25.

Please fill out the application and return it along with the proper fee to the address indicated at least five (5) days prior to the event to avoid an additional $40.00 late filing fee.

Your temporary stand is subject to inspection by this Department at any time during its operation to insure compliance with the State Sanitary Code.