The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department’s (KCHD) Environmental Public Health Program conducts inspections on food establishments, lodging facilities, swimming pools and spas, and all licensed and license-exempt child care facilities within the limits of Kansas City, Mo. In addition to these routine inspections, this program responds to complaints, fires, natural disasters, truck wrecks, emergency calls and other investigations that occur within Kansas City, Mo.
The program partners with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct annual inspections on child care facilities within Kansas City, Missouri and neighboring portions of Clay County. Child care sanitation inspections are conducted in accordance with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Child Care Sanitation Inspection Manual.
All public pools, spas and hot tubs, and therapy pools are permitted and inspected by the Environmental Public Health Program. Permitting occurs on an annual or seasonal basis depending upon whether the facility is indoor or outdoor. Routine inspections are completed once a month and as needed on these facilities in accordance with the “Kansas City, Mo., Health Department Public Health Rules & Regulations for the Operations and Maintenance of Swimming Pools & Bathing Facilities”.
The Environmental Public Health Program permits and inspects all food establishments within Kansas City, Mo. Through these inspections, KCHD works to ensure that food served to the public is of the highest standard, free of food-borne illness and safe to eat.
The program also annually inspects and permits septic haulers that transport waste through the city limits. Permits are valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 each year.
For information on health permits related to large outdoor events, please visit kceventhub.org to fill out an outdoor event permit application and for resources, links, and information on all permits relating to outdoor events in Kansas City.
Permit and inspections fees can be payable by a company check to the KCMO City Treasurer, credit card, money order or online.
Hours of operation:
- Mondays through Fridays, 8am to 4:30pm (except holidays).
- There is a full list of our programs and their hours of operation listed as well.
Environmental Public Health Program
2400 Troost Ave., Suite 3200
Kansas City, MO 64108