Licensing & Inspections

To make the most of your visit with the Licensed Establishment team, please make an appointment. We are often in the field and not available for walk-in meetings.  Please email or call 457-8919 or to arrange an appointment. This number is a message line only, but it is answered daily. Someone will get back you quickly. Please leave a message and identify what you are needing so that we can connect you with the right person.  

The Licensing and Inspection Program of the Disease Control and Prevention Division of the health department employs four sanitarians to review plans for new establishments and inspect licensed establishments to ensure that they meet licensing requirements established in state law. Staff also offer food safety training to food-service and child-care workers.

Staff also assist those planning to serve or sell food at special events, such as farmers' markets. The purpose of this program is to protect the health and safety of local residents by preventing disease outbreaks.

Restaurant Inspection Reports

Establishments that are inspected and licensed by the department include:

Food Facilities

Day Cares & Group Homes

Public Accommodations

Pools & Spas

Nina Heinzinger
Licensed Establishment Program Supervisor
1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601