Food Service, Campground and Lodging Establishment Inspection Scores
The South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Protection licenses food service, lodging, and campground establishments to assure health and safety standards are met and the public health protected. Routine, regular inspections monitor food handling practices, sanitation, fire safety and environmental safety to assure that the 5,900 licensed food service, lodging, and campground establishments in South Dakota are offering the safest possible service to the citizens of the state and the traveling public.
This website gives consumers convenient access to those inspection scores. It is important to remember that the score is one snapshot of an establishment’s operation and any violations observed on the day of the inspection. On any given day the same establishment might receive a different score, either higher or lower, based on variations in operation. For a more complete and accurate representation, consumers should review a facility’s scores over time and consider whether violations are critical or non-critical.To make that possible this site includes scores from the last two years of inspections for each establishment as well as information about whether identified violations were critical or non-critical.
During the last licensing period, 94% of South Dakota's approximately 4,100 licensed food services scored 85 or higher. Ninety-one percent of the approximately 220 licensed campgrounds and 98% of 1,400 licensed lodging establishments scored 90 or higher.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Inspection Process
- Find Inspection Scores for Individual Establishments (NOTE: The inspection score site is temporarily down. To request inspection scores for licensed establishments, contact the Department of Health, Office of Health Protection, at 605-773-4945 or DOH.INFO@state.sd.us.)
Office of Health Protection
South Dakota Department of Health
600 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-2536