Indoor Dining Information:
Per Governor Hogan's Executive Order #20-11-17-01, all licensed food service facilities' indoor dining areas may only operate at a capacity limit of 50% of their maximum occupancy. Facilities may not be open to the public between the hours of 10:00PM and 6:00AM. Facilities must be cleared of patrons by 10:00PM, however, facilities may still operate for carry-out and delivery. Facilities must ensure they continue to follow all social distancing and disinfection guidelines. Below you will find a guidance document for indoor seating as well as an example facility layout. Please review the documents thoroughly and contact this Office at 410-352-3234 if you have any questions. This also serves as a reminder that strict social distancing measures need to be implemented and facial coverings are required for all staff members.
Worcester County food service facilities as well as temporary food service facilities operating in Worcester County, must be licensed by our Environmental Health Office prior to serving the public.
For information about selling products at a Farmers' Market click: "Processing and Selling Value Added Food Products in Maryland."
For information about the new polystyrene law, click here.
- Application for license to operate a food service facility
- Plan Review Application
- Change of Ownership Packet
- Pre-packaged Plan Review
- Hood Review Packet
Helpful food related links:
- COMAR Food Regulations
- Safe Food Handling Training
- Certified Food Operator Course
- CDC Food Safety
- Worcester County Fire Marshal Office
- Town of Ocean City Fire Marshal Office
Complaint based investigations are carried out in conjunction with the Communicable Disease Nursing Program. Please contact Environmental Health by phone at 410-641-9559 to file a complaint.
This service is provided by the Environmental Health Program.