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Division of Consumer Environmental Health

The Division of Consumer Environmental Health (CEH) protects the health, safety, and consumer rights of those who live, work, or visit in Milwaukee. By conducting inspections of food service establishments and events, tattoo and body art facilities, and establishments that sell items by weight, the Division promotes safe practices, prevents the potential spread of disease, and assures that consumers receive the amount of goods they pay for.

Food Safety & Inspection

The Food Inspection Program conducts annual and periodic inspections of food service establishments, mobile vendors, and temporary events. Specialists also train food service managers, provide food safety consultations, review plans and conduct pre-occupancy inspections, and develop policies to support food safety.  


Operator Newsletters

Newsletters are sent out to operators with pertinent information quarterly throughout the year. Below are previous newsletters



Bed & Breakfast Establishments

A Bed & Breakfast Establishment is defined as any place of lodging that provides 8 or fewer rooms for rent to no more than a total of 20 tourists for more than 10 nights in a 12-month period, is the owner's personal residence, is occupied by the owner at the time of rental, and in which the only meal served to guests is breakfast.


Tattoos & Body Piercing

Inspectors work to decrease the risk of bloodborne diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV from tattoo or body art practices, inspections are conducted to assure that tattoo, permanent makeup, and/or body piercings are done in a sanitary and sterile manner.


Consumer Complaints

Use the form below to submit concerns with any food establishment, weights and measures device (gas pump, scale), and tattoo or body art facility. To submit a complaint regarding an establishment outside the city of Milwaukee, please contact your local health department.


Weights & Measures

The Weights & Measures Program works to protect Milwaukee consumers’ pocketbooks by monitoring retail businesses to assure that devices such as scales and scanners are accurately determining the price of goods sold by weight and gas meters are dispensing the correct volume.

  • Retail Protection
  • Public Passenger Assistance
  • Scales
  • Gas Meters
  • Price Verification
  • Length Measuring Devices

Food Truck Summit 2020

Please see the information below, all food truck owners and managers regulated by the City of Milwaukee are invited to attend this free event.  Come hear about the Sanitation Grading program, food safety requirements, certified food manager certificates, service bases, Milwaukee Fire Department, and from the Milwaukee Police Department. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about operating a mobile restaurant in the City of Milwaukee. The sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish and will be held on the following dates and locations:


Date & Time


A (English)

Thursday, February 6th


Business Improvement District #44

823 W Historic Mitchell St.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

B (Spanish)

Jueves, Febrero 20th


Business Improvement District #44

823 W Historic Mitchell St.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

C (English)

Thursday, March 5th


Northwest Health Center

7630 W. Mill Road

Milwaukee, WI 53218

D (Spanish)

Jueves, Marzo 12th


Northwest Health Center

7630 W. Mill Road

Milwaukee, WI 53218


► Register Here or call (414) 286-3674 to register. 

The MHD Division of Consumer Environmental Health is committed to providing information and educational resources. Please find additional information online at or contact our coordinator at (414) 286-8597 with any questions or concerns.

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Consumer Environmental Health

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room 320
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-286-3674
Fax: 414-286-5164

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm

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