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
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.
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.
Click HERE to pay online for your Licensing and Inspections Fees
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Polk County Health Department
100 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
After Hours Emergency Phone Number: Call 715-485-8300 or 911 in an Emergency to report:
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.