New or Annual Food & Beverage License

Description of License


A license is required for the operation of a food service establishment or a retail food store in City of Rock Island. Only a person who complies with the City of Rock Island Food and Beverage Ordinance and provisions set forth in the current Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code shall be issued or retain a license.

Additional Requirement for New Establishments & Stores


New food service establishments or retail food stores must also submit a Food and Beverage Plan Review Application and receive an inspection and approval from the Health Inspector prior to opening for business.

Cost of License


Facility Square Footage
License Fee
Under 2,000 square feet $200
2,000-3,000 square feet $250
Over 3,000 square feet $300

Apply for a License


Submit a completed Food and Beverage Permit Application to the City Health Inspector.