State of Maine Regulations

The printable flyers below are provided by the State of Maine regarding food license inspections, lodging inspections and pool inspections.  Please contact Amy Barkley Roy with any questions regarding health inspections.  



New Food Establishment Information


How to get started:


Fill out & submit with payment the attached City Application (Alcohol, No Alcohol). The City contact is Karen Morrill: City Licensing Administrator 207-767-7628


Fill out & submit with payment the attached State Application. The State contact is: 207-287-5675


State Liquor Licenses, please contact 207-624-7220 or by emailing


MDA License – ME Dept. of Agriculture. Michelle Newbegin: 207-287-3841


Draw a diagram of the facility, you will want to include: proposed table placement, bathroom facilities, kitchen setup, storage area(s), and waste disposal. Document on your diagram the proposed “flow of food” (from receiving, storage, prep to serving). Larger establishments may require a sealed architectural drawing.


Servsafe Certification: This is a mandatory certification that your establishment must have in order or proceed with your State licensing. CFPM Handout.docx (


Submit a Change of Occupancy (or Ownership) application to the Code Enforcement Office.                     Building Permit/Change of Occupancy Application


*Please note that the State License will have to be issued before the City License can be issued, so please make sure you submit the State application as soon as possible. The State does have a 30 day turnaround time.


*State of Maine Health Inspection Program: Health Inspection Program | Division of Environmental and Community Health | MeCDC | Maine DHHS


*City of South Portland Business Licenses: City of South Portland, Maine | Official Website :: Business Licenses & Event Permits

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File Name Date Added File Size
2013_Maine_Food_Code.docx 1/8/2014 494.25 KB
2013_Maine_Food_Code.pdf 1/8/2014 794.08 KB
Eating_and_Lodging_Enforcement.pdf 4/26/2013 229.34 KB
Employee_Health_Awareness.pdf 4/26/2013 45.19 KB
Employee_Illness_Reporting.pdf 4/26/2013 36.78 KB
General_Sick_Policy.pdf 4/26/2013 17.46 KB
Handwash_Station_Signage.pdf 4/26/2013 302.69 KB
Home_Catering_Policy.pdf 4/26/2013 12.62 KB
Lodging_Rules.pdf 4/26/2013 57.04 KB
Person_In_Charge_Duties.pdf 4/26/2013 75.85 KB
Person_In_Charge_Knowledge.pdf 4/26/2013 106.96 KB
Temperature_Control.pdf 4/26/2013 74.23 KB
Virginia_Graeme_Baker_Act_-_CPSC_Consumer_Protection.._Interpretation.pdf 4/26/2013 75.70 KB
Virginia_Graeme_Baker_Act_VGB.pdf 4/26/2013 45.53 KB