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Environmental Health

Food service inspections are just one of the many services provided by the Environmental Health Division. To access the database of restaurant inspections, click here.

More information is available regarding our rules and regulations, opening a new establishment, and public bathing facilities. You may also be interested in some of our frequently asked questions.

We are located in the Norman office of the Cleveland County Health Department.  You can reach us by calling the main number at (405) 321-4048.


The Environmental Health Division provides many services for the county, including:

Inspections of:

  • Eating and drinking establishments
  • Retail food (e.g. grocery stores)
  • Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts
  • Food service in schools, day cares, and institutions
  • Camps
  • Public bathing facilities (e.g. spas and swimming pools)

Performing investigations and consultations on:

  • Health related complaints
  • Possible foodborne disease
  • Potential rabies exposure

Providing technical services:

  • Instruct Food Handlers class
  • Administer food safety test
  • Extensive plan review of food establishments before construction

Food Handler Class:

The cities of Norman and Moore require food handler cards for anyone handling food:

Sec.13-807. Food handling: Work permits required
No person shall work, or permit any other person to work in a bakery, cafe, meat market, restaurant, or other place where food is handled or served, whether for compensation or not, unless that person possesses a current and unrevoked permit from the health officer. (Ord. No 0-7475-8)

A. It is unlawful for any person who operates a food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city to hire, or permit to be hired, or permit to work gratis, any person who does not possess a current and unrevoked permit approved by the health officer.
B. It is unlawful for any person to work in any food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city who does not have in his or her possession a current and unrevoked permit approved by the county.

Class Requirements:

  • $5 charge (if paying onsite: cash, check, money order, and credit card accepted)
  • Photo ID is required
  • Please arrive 20-30 minutes early

Clase requisitos:

  • Hay un cobro de $5 dólares para la clase / tarjeta (por favor solo dinero al contado o money orders)
  • Se requiere identificación fotográfica
  • La registro comienza 20-30 minutos antes del comienzo de la clase
  • Duplicado de tarjetas sólo se publicará de lunes a jueves de 8am a 11am, 1 p.m. a 4pm


Norman (English): Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. & Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (Cleveland County Health Department)
Moore (English): Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. (Moore Health Department)

Classes last approximately one hour.


Norman: First Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. (video & test in Spanish) and third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. (video & test in Spanish) (Primer Miercoles del mes en 9 a.m. ( video y prueba en Espanol) Tercer Miercoles del mes en 3:30 p.m. (video y prueba en Espanol.)

Las clases duran aproximadamente una hora.

Upon passing the test, you will receive your food handler card on-site or by mail. Food handler permits must be available at all times while the employee is working. Duplicate cards will only be issued Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Duplicado de tarjetas sólo se publicará de lunes a jueves de 8:00 a.m -11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)


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