Food establishment inspections are conducted to ensure that the hygienic linear flow of food and infrastructure within the establishment are acceptable.  Upon expiration of the food establishment licence, proprietors are required legally to seek registration of their food establishment.


Step 1:  Proprietors submit the completed Application for Registration and Licencing of a Food Establishment Form to the Division.  

Step 2:  The Division conducts an unannounced inspection of the food establishment.

Step 3:  The Environmental Health Officer prepares an inspection report and the proprietor is given a copy.  The findings are discussed with the proprietor.

Step 4:  If the proprietor passes the inspection, they must visit the Division to sign for and collect their food establishment licence.  If there has been a lack of compliance, the proprietor will have to take further action to obtain compliance before they are issued a licence.

Supporting Documents

A copy of renewed trade licence

Method of Applying

Email or Visit the Division

Turn Around Time

Two to Ten Days

Additional Notes

Food establishments are required to re-register annually upon expiration of their registration in order to facilitate inspection for licencing by the Environmental Health Division.

Department Contact Information

Environmental Health

Main Office
First Floor, Old Administration Building
Main Street, Road Town
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other Locations
Valley, Virgin Gorda
Port Purcell
Beef Island
Long Bush

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468-5110
Fax:1(284) 468-5109