The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules.
An inspection is only a “snapshot” of an organization. Using a single inspection, or number of violations cited, will not accurately reflect the establishment’s safety practices. For this purpose, it is best to look at several reports over a longer timeframe. Inspection reports are public record. Our web-based system allows internet access to violation summaries. If you cannot find the report you are looking for, please visit us at 215 West Mendenhall, Room 108, Bozeman.
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Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services inspects, educates and assists the food service industry to make sure that products passed on to you are safe. Licensed establishments are inspected one or more times each year. Inspection frequency is determined by the complexity of the operation and the history of compliance with the food rules.
State of Montana Regulations – Food Safety
The Department of Public Health and Human Services is authorized in state law (often referred to as M.C.A.’s) to adopt administrative rules or A.R.M.’s to regulate food safety throughout the state. Click the Restaurant Resources to read the current State of Montana regulations on food safety.
Pools and Spas
Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services inspects all pools, spas, and other water features in Gallatin County that are open to the public. Inspections are geared toward verifying that operators of these facilities accurately test the water for levels of disinfectant (chlorine/bromine) and other parameters needed to ensure prevention of recreational water illnesses. Inspectors also verify that proper safety equipment and signs are present to keep the public safe from injury or drowning.
Hotels, motels, tourist homes, and bed and breakfast lodgings are licensed and regulated as public accommodation in the State of Montana. Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services conducts annual inspections of public accommodations in Gallatin County. Inspections are focused on health-related issues and determine compliance with Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules.