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Food Protection

The Food Safety Program is concerned with the sanitary operation of the restaurants, retail food establishments (grocery stores), mobile food operations, vending machine locations, as well as temporary food booths at festival events in Warren County. Our Environmental Health Staff review plans and equipment lists on new operations to ensure a clean, sanitary start in the food operation business.

Each food operation in Warren County is inspected two to four times a year to ensure the sanitation of the operation does not deteriorate allowing food to be sold that could result in illness. The inspection frequency depends on the risk posed and past quality of the operation. Mobile and Temporary Food Operations are also inspected during festivals and special events. Information on obtaining each of the Food Service Licenses can be found in the Documents section to the right or below.

4 Steps to Food Safety

Fees are subject to change at any time. We will do our best to keep these fees updated. Please verify the fee when calling in or during your visit.
Fee TypeTotal
Permit Renewal$190
Time-Limited Approval for a Specific Event (Temporary Event)$80
Commercial Level 1 < 25000 Sq.Ft$198
Commercial Level 2 < 25000 Sq.Ft$218
Commercial Level 3 < 25000 Sq.Ft$378
Commercial Level 4 < 25000 Sq.Ft$458
Commercial Level 1 > 25000 Sq.Ft$258
Commercial Level 2 > 25000 Sq.Ft$278
Commercial Level 3 > 25000 Sq.Ft$888
Commercial Level 4 > 25000 Sq.Ft$928
Non-Commercial Level 1 < 25000 Sq.Ft$99
Non-Commercial Level 2 < 25000 Sq.Ft$109
Non-Commercial Level 3 < 25000 Sq.Ft$189
Non-Commercial Level 4 < 25000 Sq.Ft$229
Non-Commercial Level 1 > 25000 Sq.Ft$129
Non-Commercial Level 2 > 25000 Sq.Ft$139
Non-Commercial Level 3 > 25000 Sq.Ft$444
Non-Commercial Level 4 > 25000 Sq.Ft$464
Mobile Food Service Operations$143
Temporary FSO/RFE$60
Non-Commercial Temporary FSO/RFE$30
Vending Location$17.70
Facility Plan Review Fee $150
Permit Application Fee$17
Permit Application Additional Fee Per Fixture$17
Minimum Permit Application Fee$40
Late Fee Per Additional Fixtures Found During Finalizing$21.25
Contractor's Registration Fee$75
Installer's Registration Fee$40
Reinspection Fee$60
Commercial Plan Review Fee: 1-10 Fixtures$50
Commercial Plan Review Fee: 11-25 Fixtures$65
Commercial Plan Review Fee: 26-50 Fixtures$90
Commercial Plan Review Fee: 51+ Fixtures$150
Backflow Recertification$25
City of Mason Residential Water Service Permit Under 100 Feet$60
City of Mason Residential Water Service Permit Over 100 Feet$75
City of Mason Residential Water Service Permit Over 100 Feet Additional Inspection$30
City of Mason Commercial Water Service Plan Review Fee$50
City of Mason Commercial Water Service Permit Fee (includes 3 inspections)$150
City of Mason Commercial Water Service Additional Fee Per Inspection$60
New Installation: Single Family Dwelling$428
New Installation: Non-Single Family Dwelling$433
Existing System Alteration: Single Family Dwelling$334
Existing System Alteration: Non-Single Family Dwelling$339
Well Abandonment Permit: Single Family Dwelling$60
Well Abandonment Permit: Non-Single Family Dwelling$65
Conversion Well Permit: Single Family Dwelling$408
Conversion Well Permit: Non-Single Family Dwelling$413
Test Well Permit: Single Family Dwelling$194
Test Well Permit: Non-Single Family Dwelling$204
Water Hauler’s Inspection Fee$32
Variance Application Fee$50
Hauled Water Storage Tank/Cistern: Single Family Dwelling$408
Hauled Water Storage Tank/Cistern: Non-Single Family Dwelling$413
Existing System Alteration Hauled Water Storage Tank/Cistern: Single Family Dwelling$334
Existing System Alteration Hauled Water Storage Tank/Cistern: Non-Single Family Dwelling$339
Water Sample$50 + lab cost
Test for animal ODH won't pay for$30.00 + shipping
Campground 50 or less sites$260
Campground More than 50 sites$260.00 + $1.00 per site over 50
Temporary Park-Camp 50 or less sites$60
Temporary Park-Camp More than 50 sites$60.00 + $1.00 per site over 50
Site Review for HSTS, SFOSTS or GWRS$160
Installation Permit for HSTS and GWRS$499
Alteration Permit for HSTS and GWRS$435
Installation Permit SFOSTS$534
Alteration Permit for SFOSTS$495
Minor Alteration Permit for Sewage Treatment System$120
Operational Maintenance Permit for HSTS and SFOSTS$30
Operational Maintenance Permit Fee$15
Property Addition (garage, pool, & bedroom)$85
Subdivision (Lot Split) – First Two Lots$160
Subdivision – Each Additional Lot$40
711 Land Transfer Review (When Site Visit is Required)$80
Re-Inspection Fee$60
STS Installer Registration$90
Sewage System Service Provider Registration$90
Septage Hauler Registration$90
Septage Hauler Vehicle Registration (Per Vehicle)$25
Septage Disposal Permit$175
Septic Tank Abandonment Permit$50
Collection of Effluent Samples$50.00 + lab cost
Variance Application Fee$50
First Pool or Spa$354
Additional Pool/Spa, Same Location$243
Government/Tax Supported School$250
Burial Permits$3
Certified Copy of Birth or Death Record$22