Licensing and Inspection

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Foodhandlers Certification

The Polk County Health Department offers the ServSafe food safety course twice a year. Each licensed food establishment is required to have at least one Certified Food Manager (CFM) on staff. Potential CFMs must pass the ServSafe course before applying to Madison for certification. To learn more about Foodhandlers Certifcation click here.

Annual license permits and pre-inspections are required according to Wisconsin statute Chapter 97.33

Complaint Form - Polk County, Wisconsin

Please click here to complete and submit a Complaint Form if you saw or experienced possible unsafe food-handling practices or unhealthy conditions. Your identity and personal information remain strictly confidential.

Building or Remodeling

Prior to building or remodeling a licensed facility in Polk County, please contact the health department for plan review. A facility license application is required for all new establishments and available by calling the health department at 715-485-8500.

Food Notes Spring 17.pdf
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Staff - Contact us:

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

Closed on Holidays

 

Address:

Polk County Health Department 

100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 180
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

 

Phone:

715-485-8500

 

After Hours Emergency Phone Number:  Call 715-485-8300 or 911 in an Emergency to report:

  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Communicable Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Health Hazards
  • Bioterrorism Incidents

Why does the Polk County Health Department (PCHD) need this information?  The Polk County Health Department is required by law to report and investigate events that may affect the public's health.  This is why it is important for us to hear from you when you suspect an uncommon illness or event.  To learn more about the health department's requirements, please click here.

 

Websites

 

Community Services Division

 

Behavioral Health Department

 

Children and Families Dept

 

Polk County Wisconsin

 

Healthy Polk County

 

W3TFL

 

 

Community Health Improvement Processes

 

www.healthypeople.gov/2020

Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020.pdf
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Polk County Community Health Needs Assessment 2016
CHA 2016.pdf
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