[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Colchester 4-16-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Ordinance enforcement — See Ch. 93.
The Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut (herein after referred to as the "Health Code") requires periodic inspection of public food service establishments (herein after referred to as "establishments") by the Municipal Director of Health. In order to comply with Health Code provisions, the following chapter is adopted.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT
- Anyplace where food or beverages are served to the public.
The following special classes of establishment operations are adopted and the annual fees shall be as follows:
Class A (nonprofit social, fraternal and recreational organizations which maintain permanent kitchen facilities): $75.
Class B [nonprofit social fraternal and recreational organizations which do not maintain permanent kitchen facilities and also, fairs, carnivals, bazaars and other activities of a temporary duration (not more than 14 days) at which food or beverages are served to the public]: $50.
Class C (synagogues, churches, charitable organizations and organizations primarily dedicated to community service): no fee.
Class D (any restaurant with one to 49 seats): $125.
Class E (any restaurant with 50 to 100 seats): $175.
Class F (any restaurant with more than 100 seats): $200.
Class G (convenience store, take-out service, bakery, grocery store, deli): $100.
Class H (itinerant food vendors and caterers): $75.
All establishments shall be inspected in accordance with provisions of the applicable section of the Health Code, and each such establishment shall be required to obtain a permit from the town evidencing that the required inspections have been performed.
If any additional follow-up inspections are required, an additional fee of $30 per additional inspection shall be due. Such annual fee shall become due and payable on the first day of July of each year or within 30 days after the initial serving of food or drink by such establishment, whichever shall first occur, and any additional fees for additional follow-up inspections shall be due and payable at the time of such inspection.
In lieu of the annual permit specified in § 67-5, operators of Class A establishments, which only occasionally serve food from their kitchen facilities or otherwise and Class B establishments may elect to obtain a temporary permit, limited to 14 days duration, and pay $35 per inspection, which fee shall include one reinspection related to the initial inspection.
Class C establishment operators shall obtain either annual or temporary permits, but without payment of any permit fee.
The Municipal Director of Health or his or her agent, after proper identification, shall be permitted to enter any establishment at any reasonable time for the purpose of making inspections to determine compliance with this chapter and the Health Code, Section 8.
Any person, corporation or organization which operates an establishment without having obtained the permit and paying fees provided for herein shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter and shall be fined $50. Each day of operation in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a separate violation. The fine provided herein shall be collected by civil action by the Town Treasurer or may be imposed in such other manner as provided by law.