DOH increases restaurant permit fees and inspection frequencyUPDATED 6:45 PM HST Feb 23, 2014Video Transcript
Starting tomorrow, local restaurants will need to pay higher fees for a new health rating system. The Department of Health is adopting federal food safety standards. Restaurants will need to pay about 200 dollars instead of the current average of 46 dollars a year for a permit. New standards will mean color coded cards--posted visibly for customers to know if a restaurant is safe and clean. The DOH also plans to increase the frequency of inspections.