The Jefferson County Environmental Public Health Consortium serves as the licensing and regulating authority in the City of Watertown and Jefferson County for:
- Recreation/Educational Camps
- Temporary Food Stands
- Body Art Facilities (tattoo and body piercing)
- Retail Food Establishments
- Groceries Stores, Bakeries, Convenience Stores, etc.
- Mobile Food Stands
Licensing year is from July 1st through June 30. Renewals for licenses must be returned before July 1st to avoid a late fee being assessed. Licenses are not transferable. All fees (license fee, pre-inspection fee, etc.) must be paid before license is issued. Application for a new facility/change of owner can be found here.
In 2015, Watertown City Council and Jefferson County Board approved increases in all license and inspection fees. For a list of all the new fees, click here.
All facilities are required by local ordinance to be inspected at least once a year. Re-inspections are also required for facilities with priority items (formerly critical violations). Pre-inspections are required for new facilities, change of owners, and significant remodels to existing facilities.
|Reinspection Criteria (by facility type)|