The environmental health team permits and then inspects more than 3,500 retail food establishments within Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Retail food establishments include restaurants, fast food operations, deli's, grocery stores, cafeterias, and other types of places that serve food away from home.
To Find an Inspection Report
Move the interactive map around and find an establishment (if you know its general location)
Search the name on the web application
When you see the retail food establishment you are looking for, click on the name. The available inspection reports will be listed horizontally across the bottom of the screen.
Inspection reports feature several sections:
Foodborne illness risk factors and public health interventions
Good retail practices
Observations and corrective actions
Inspection reports are available within two weeks of the actual inspection and are available online for two years.
In the past, individuals requesting an inspection report were asked to submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the Health Department. This process is no longer needed.
The development of this web application aligns with the county’s strategic focus on improving customer experience by implementing a human-centered, highly responsive design approach to provide greater and easier access to information, including decisions that impact health and wellness.
The Power of Map-Based Technology
Our county departments continue to use geospatial technology to advance the county’s mission and strategic plan. Learn more about Geographic Information Systems (commonly known as GIS) and all of the maps, services and data available to you to explore your county.