ALL Restaurant Inspections

A pre-operational inspection by the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission No. 1 is required prior to the start of operations to determine compliance with NJ State Sanitary code Chapter 24 (N.J.A.C. 8:24). Approval from all other departments MUST be completed PRIOR to the pre-operational inspection. (See pre-operational checklist.) Once you pass the pre-operational inspection your retail food license can be purchased from the appropriate municipality.  

The Monmouth County Regional Health Commission conducts regular inspections in the Monmouth County municipalities listed below.  These inspections are done annually at all food establishments and more often depending on the risk level of food establishment or if deemed necessary.

Risk level 1 – Serves or sells prepackaged, non-potentially hazardous foods and heats only commercially processed foods for hot handling. Ex. Convenience stores, hot dog carts, and coffee shops.

Risk level 2 – Food establishments with a limited menu, prepares, cooks and serves most products immediately, limited complex preparation of potentially hazardous foods. Ex. Retail food stores, schools, and quick service operations.

Risk Level 3 – Food establishments with an extensive menu that requires handling of raw ingredients and is involved in the complex preparation of menu items that include cooking, cooling, and reheating of at least three or more potentially hazardous foods. Ex. Full-service restaurants, diners, commissaries and catering operations; Or an establishment that prepares and serves potentially hazardous foods to a highly susceptible population Ex. Hospitals, nursing homes, and preschools.

Risk Level 4 – a retail food establishment that conducts specialized processes such as smoking, curing, canning, bottling or acidification designed to control pathogen proliferation.

Please report any health violations about a particular food establishment in the municipalities below to the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission by phone 732-493-9520. Health-related inquiries may also be made to this telephone number.


MCRHC continues to perform retail food inspections. Any “ADVISORY” postings can be viewed  on Monmouth County Restaurant Inspections

Monmouth County towns not listed below receive public health services from another source.

Allenhurst Brielle Deal Fair Haven
  Loch Arbor Monmouth Beach Rumson
Sea Bright Sea Girt Spring Lake  Spring Lake Heights