Food Establishment Owners/Organizers Forms
This page contains all documents and information necessary for permitting and operating any type of food establishment.
Clay County Food Code
The food code is a set of regulations used to govern the food establishments of Clay County to ensure proper food safety.
Payments & Fees
To make a credit card payment over the phone, call 816-595-4350 and leave a message. You may also submit payment through mail, as it will be collected daily.
All new establishments must apply for a food permit prior to starting operation. A new establishment stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends food directly to the consumer, or otherwise provides food for human consumption. This can include a restaurant; satellite or catered feeding location; catering operation if the operation provides FOOD directly to a CONSUMER or to a conveyance used to transport people; market; vending location; conveyance used to transport people; institution; or food bank.
The following documents need to be completed and submitted prior to opening:
- Food permit application
- Application for plan review
- Food establishment requirements checklist
- Copy of food establishment plans
- Copy of menu
Change of Ownership
A change of ownership is when there is a transfer of a food establishment from one owner to another. Clay County Food Permits are non-transferable. All new owners must apply for a food permit prior to taking ownership. The following documents need to be completed and submitted prior to opening:
Mobile Units & Push Carts
Temporary Food Establishment Requirements
A temporary food establishment is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 days. The food operation may take place in a permanent facility, a mobile unit, a tent or similar structure. Specific requirements must be met at each location. A Temporary Food Establishment Permit must be obtained prior to operation. An application for a Temporary Food Establishment Permit must be completed, a permit fee received, and an inspection conducted before a Temporary Food Establishment Permit may be issued.
Cottage Food Law
Rules for food made in a home kitchen that is then sold comes from the Missouri Food Code. Click here to read language from the food code regarding cottage food production.