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Food and Facilities Sanitation Program

The Mecklenburg County Food and Facilities Sanitation Program (F&FS) is a component of the Environmental Health Division of the Mecklenburg County Health Department. The F&FS Program is a mandated program administered by the local Health Department pursuant to Chapter 130A of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Program employees are responsible for enforcing state statutes and rules, and local ordinances governing a number of different types of facilities. Included are:

  • Restaurants and Drink Stands
  • Food Stands
  • Pushcarts and Mobile Food Units
  • Private and Public School Lunchrooms
  • Private and Public School Buildings
  • Catered Elderly Nutritions Sites
  • Limited Food Service Facilities
  • Lodging Facilities (hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast)
  • Meat Markets
  • Public Swimming Pools
  • Rest Homes and Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Home Day Care Facilities
  • Residential Care Facilities (group homes and family foster homes)
  • Local Confinement Facilities (jails)
  • Adult Day Care Homes

Employees in the program work for the Mecklenburg County Health Department. They are required to be Registered Sanitarians (RS) by the North Carolina State Board of Sanitarian Examiners, and to meet authorization requirements set by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Office Hours

The F&FS Program offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM, except for County holidays or other days as approved by the County Manager or Board of Commissioners. Staff are on call to handle emergencies that occur after hours or on holidays. Emergency contact is initiated by calling the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The F&FS Program offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, except for County holidays or other days as approved by the County Manager or Board of Commissioners. Staff are on call to handle emergencies that occur after hours or on holidays. Emergency contact is initiated by calling the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Office Location                                                  

Hal Marshal Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC  28202-2236

Contact Numbers

Main Switchboard:  704-336-5100
Fax Number:           704-336-5306



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