Licensing and Inspection
Restaurant and Retail Food Establishments
The City of Greenfield Health Department Environmental Health Staff inspect and license restaurants, retail food and temporary food establishments. Food establishment, food safety complaints and reports of food or waterborne illnesses are also investigated.
Food Inspection & Reports
Have you ever wondered how your favorite restaurants comply with food safety rules? Or your favorite grocery or convenience store? As an agent for the state, the Greenfield Health Department is responsible for the enforcement of local and state codes related to the inspection and licensing of all food-related businesses. Inspection reports for both Greenfield Retail Food Establishments and Restaurants may be found at: . Inspection reports date back to fall 2013, corresponding to there lease of the newest state food code and the department’s implementation of a statewide licensing and inspection software.
Reports available via the online inspection portal provide information on the conditions observed by the Environmental Health Specialist at the time of inspection, and may not reflect corrective actions or current conditions. For example, a single inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long term operation of the facility. Therefore, visitors to this site are cautioned against making interpretations regarding a particular facility based on only one inspection report. While every effort is made to keep the information accurate, the City of Greenfield is not responsible for discrepancies between posted information and the actual inspection reports provided to the licensed establishment.
The Greenfield Health Department also performs other essential services such as swimming pool, lodging, tattoo facilities, and animal-associated business inspections. These inspection reports are not available online currently, but will be added in the future.
Please contact the Health Department at414-329-5275 if you have questions regarding an inspection report, or to notify the Health Department of concerns you may have.
State Statutes Reference
The Greenfield Health Department licenses and inspects public swimming pools in the community. Pools are inspected to assure that the physical and chemical systems are functioning properly.
Protecting swimmers and their families from Recreational Water Illnesses is the reason that pool staff regularly check both disinfectant and pH levels in the pool water. The disinfectant, typically chlorine or bromine and pH are the first defense against pathogens that can make swimmers sick. Since few pathogens can survive for long periods in even the best maintained pools, it is also important that swimmers become aware of Healthy Swimming behaviors:
- Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
- Stay out of the water if you have an open wound (for example, from surgery or a piercing) that is not covered with a water proof bandage.
- Shower before you get in the water. Rinsing off in the shower for just 1 minute removes most of the dirt or anything else on your body.
Combining Healthy Swimming behaviors with proper disinfectant and pH control will reduce the spread of RWIs.
If you have a City of Greenfield licensed pool, pool forms can be found here.
State Statutes Reference
The Greenfield Health Department licenses and inspects tattoo and body piercing establishments. Tattoo and Body Piercing are defined as the practice of producing an indelible mark or figure on the human body by inserting pigments under the skin using needles or piercing any human body part or tissue and placing a foreign object in the perforation be inspected and licensed as a tattoo or body piercing establishment. Licensing and inspection also applies to establishments that apply intradermal cosmetics. Implanting, branding, and scarification are prohibited.
Tattooists and body piercers must possess a license to perform tattooing and body piercing. This license must be presented when applying to operate a tattoo/body piercing establishment. Establishments will not be licensed without a valid certificate. Licenses for tattoo and body piercing professionals are issued by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. To apply for a tattooist and/or body piercer license, visit https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Home.aspx
State Codes & Statutes Reference
Hotel / Motel
The Environmental Health Staff inspects and licenses hotels and motels. Complaints regarding licensed establishments are also investigated.
State Statutes Reference
Animal Health The Environmental Health Staff performs licensing and inspections of animal fanciers, pet shops, and grooming establishments.
Animal Health Services
The Environmental Health Staff inspects and licenses pet shops, grooming establishments and kennels. Animal Fancier permits are issued to residents living in single family homes having 3 or more dogs and/or cats of a total of 4 animals.
Every dog and cat kept, sheltered or harbored within the City shall be currently licensed. The license can be obtained by contacting the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) at 414-691-8640 or on line for license at www.madacc.com