Retail Food Establishments

The Madison Health Department permits and inspects all food establishments in the borough to safeguard public health and provide to consumers food that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.

The food code establishes definitions, sets standards for food operations and equipment and facilities; and provides for food establishment plan review, permit issuance, inspection, and permit suspension.

Those food establishments that are opening for the first time, changing ownership, remodeling, converting, or adding a new operation must... 

1. Be familiar with New Jersey Chapter 24 "Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines"http://www.state.nj.us/health/ceohs/documents/food-drug-safety/chapter24_effective_1207.pdf

2. Contact the Zoning Department at 973-593-3065

3. Contact the Building/Construction Department at 973-593-3064

4. Visit the Health Department to apply for a plan review (if required) and a Retail Food License Application 

 Madison Food License Application        Agreement For Removal of Garbage

Establishments such as tanning salons etc. must fill out the Non-Food License Application

Non-Food License Application 

All retail food establishments in Madison, NJ are encouraged to download and print this file for their reference in the event of an emergency: