If you are purchasing an existing food business including or are looking to build one - please READ THIS PAGE FIRST.

If you are planning or hosting a temporary event that includes food and/or beverages - Please visit the TEMPORARY EVENTS page.

If you are looking for information on mobile food vending, please visit the MOBILE FOOD VENDING page.

The Health Department also offers occasional Health Bulletin Boards with information about current and seasonal health concerns and NHDHHS advisories.

Health Department

Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Health Department provides Environmental Health services for the protection of Portsmouth residents and visitors.

This is achieved through food establishment regulation, inspections and food safety education, and response to potential public health hazards including communicable diseases.

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