Food Inspections

There are over 220 food service establishments in the city of Northampton, including restaurants and food service retailers. There are dozens of temporary food service establishments that also request permits throughout the year.

Occurrence of Food Inspections

The Health Department performs comprehensive food inspections during the following events:

  • Before each new restaurant or food retailer opens
  • Twice a calendar year (departmental goal)
  • Whenever we receive a food-borne illness complaint (departmental policy)