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State Licensed Food Establish​ment Inspections

The City of Wichita Food Protection Program is no longer contracted by Kansas Department of Agriculture to inspect state licensed food establishments. If you have any questions regarding these establishments, please contact:

Kansas Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Lodging
1320 Research Park Dr, 2nd Floor
Manhattan, KS 66502

P: (785) 564-6767
F: (785) 564-6779
Email Steve Moris, Program Manager​

Enforcement of ​​Grocery, Tobacco, Grease and Food Handler Ordinances

The City of Wichita Environmental Health Division will continue to enforce City of Wichita Grocery, Tobacco, Grease and Food Handler Ordinances.

Food Handler Classes

Food handler cards are required for all persons working or volunteering in a food service establishment in Wichita (Chapter 7.20 of the Municipal Code of the City of Wichita). Other cities or counties may have differing requirements.

Class S​​chedule​​

​You only need to attend one session. A class is approximately 2 hours in length, and students will receive a Food Handler card at the conclusion of the class. There is no fee for taking the class. However, there is a $2.00 fee for replacement cards.

Please do not bring children under the age of 6.

2018 Food Handler Class Schedule (3rd Quarter)

​Class ​Day ​Time
​Food Handler Class 1st and 3rd Saturday​
July 7 & July 21
August 4 & August 18
September 1 & September 15
​Food Handler Class ​1st and 3rd Monday
July 2 & July 16
August 6 & August 20
September 10 & September 17
​Food Handler Class (Spanish) ​1st and 3rd Monday (Lunes)
July 2 & July 16 (2 y 16 de Julio)
August 6 & August 20 (6 y 20 de Agosto)
September 10 & September 17 (10 y 17 de Septiembre)

​​Class L​​ocatio​n

Classes are h​eld in the auditorium at the City of Wichita Office of Environmental Health, 1900 E 9th Street North. Parking is available in the lot east of our building, and you can access the auditorium via the east entry door by the flagpole.

Register by Phone

Please call (316) 268-8351, 8am-5pm (Monday-Friday), to register. Messages left on voicemail will not be accepted in lieu of registration. Participants must check in at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time to be guaranteed a seat. Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

Register Online

We now have online registration available.

Register online for a Food Handler Class


Revisions to Ordinance 7.60

The City of Wichita approved the new Ordinance 7.60 pertaining to the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. The  ordinance will go into effect Friday, October 20.


7 60 Sale of Cigarettes and Tobacco.pdf7 60 Sale of Cigarettes and Tobacco
List of ordinance revisions.pdfList of ordinance revisions

Tobacco Compliance Check Results

The Tobacco program regulates the sale of tobacco products to underage customers.

​Measure ​2016 Final
​Compliance rate - refusal to sell to minors ​91%
​Compliance checks conducted ​323
​Citations issued ​​30


It's Everybody's Business Kansas Smoke-Free


If you have a complaint about tobacco sales to underage customers, please contact Tom Vanatta.


Food & Tobacco Licensing

Food Inspectors

To reach a specific inspector, send an email or call.

​Inspector ​Zip Codes ​Email ​Phone
​Tom Vanatta
67202, ​67204, 67205, 67209, 67211, 67212, 67213, 67215, 67216, 67217, 67219, 67223, 67227, 67235 Email Tom​
​(316) 268-8351
​Jesse Nichols ​67203, 67206, 67207, 67208, 67210, 67214, 67218, 67220, 67221, 67226, 67228, 67230, 67232, 67260
Email Jesse ​​(316) 268-8351

​Information about Food (Grocery) Establishment and Tobacco licenses are located on our Business Licenses website.​ Click a button to view the license application and information sheet.

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