Food Service Program

The City of Nashua Environmental Health Department is responsible for over 525 licensed facilities. Routine food service inspection and licensing of food service operations are done to ensure clean and safe environments within our restaurants. 

Food Service Fees

The Environmental Health Department Food Service Fees were updated on August 9, 2022. View the updated fees here.

Duties & Services

Work related to this responsibility includes:

  • Education
  • Food sampling and analysis
  • Food service complaints and site visits
  • Investigation of food-borne outbreaks
  • Licensing
  • Plan Reviews
  • Re-inspections
  • Routine Inspections

Inspection Focus Areas

Major areas of focus during inspections include:

  • Cleanliness and sanitation
  • Construction and design
  • Floors, walls and ceilings
  • Food equipment and utensils
  • Food protection/storage/handling
  • Food supplies
  • Garbage and refuse disposal
  • Insect, rodent, animal control
  • Lighting
  • Personnel
  • Plumbing facilities
  • Sewage disposal
  • Toilet and hand-washing facilities
  • Ventilation
  • Water supply

More Information

Information on food service licenses can be obtained from the Environmental Health Department by calling us at 603-589-4530 or emailing Additional resources can be found at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.