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Inspection Services Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of facilities are inspected by the Health Department?

What do I need to do if I want to open a business that prepares and sells food in North Carolina?

How are food service establishment grades determined?

How often are food service establishments graded?

Does everyone working in a food service establishment have to wear gloves?

I want to sell food at a festival.  What is required?

How many times per year is a childcare inspection done?

Does the Health Department issue permits for daycare centers?

Are grades posted in a daycare?

What do I need to do if I am planning to open a childcare center?

What are the conditions that require a daycare license?

What kinds of inspections are done at the school?

How many times per year is a school building inspected?

What types of schools are inspected?

What kind of swimming pools are inspected?

How many times per year is a pool inspected?

Are bathers required to use the shower before going in to the pool?

How do I know that a pool is protected from suction hazards?

Is it safe to swim in a pool with cloudy water?

Does the pool grade have to be posted?

How often are pool chemicals checked during the day?

Who do I contact for concerns about treatment of residents at a home?

Who do I contact for concerns about cleanliness and sanitation at a home?

Who inspects hospitals?

How often are hotels and motels inspected?

Is the food at the continental breakfast regulated?

Are pets allowed in hotel rooms?

How often is a tattoo artist inspected?

Who issues permits for tattoo artists?

What do I need to do in order to sell food at a street festival?

Can an individual sell food from a roadside stand?

Are mobile food units and pushcarts required to have an inspection and post a grade card?

Where can I find the rules for mobile food stands and pushcarts?