Unattended Food Establishment License Application
*Note: A new application is required for change in the business address or ownership.
This is an application for obtaining Unattended Food Establishment license from the (Iowa Department of Inspections and
Appeals). Iowa law prohibits a food establishment or food processing plant from opening or operating until a license has
first been obtained from the appropriate regulatory authority. Completed applications and documents must be submitted
at least 30 days prior to the anticipated opening date.
The unattended food establishment shall be located in the interior of a building that is not accessible by the general public.
Access to the unattended food establishment shall be limited to a defined population (e.g., employees or occupants of the
building where the establishment is located).
The application must be fully completed and returned with all necessary documents and fees to the Scott County Health
Department 30 days prior to opening. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT REVIEW.
Once applications and other required documents and fees are received and processed, the Department will review
the documents and provide the applicant with the assigned inspector’s contact information by letter once the application is
processed. The applicant is responsible for contacting the inspector to schedule a pre-operational inspection. Plan
submission is required for new construction and remodels; the Department will review the plans
and communicate the results of the plan review to the applicant. Plan reviews generally take 3 to 4 weeks. It would
be beneficial to submit the application prior to beginning construction, remodeling, or alteration of a facility. There is no
fee for plan review. Please note, failure to provide all required information could delay plan approval. If you are
remodeling a licensed facility already owned by you submit plans only with your license number and notify your inspector.
*Remodel facilities with no change in ownership or location need only submit a floor plan and the list of equipment for the specific
area(s) of the unattended food establishment that are affected by the remodel submitted to the address below.
Scott County Health Department
600 W 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone Number: (563) 326-8618
Application Checklist: Your application must include all of the following information:
☐ A fully completed Unattended Food Establishment License Application
☐ Facility floor plan and equipment schedule (new construction or remodel)
o Appropriate fee (check, money order, or cash)