Food Handler/Food Service Manager Class Information
Attention: Please Read the Following:
Food service employees in Independence are required to obtain a Food Handler Permit.
Food service managers in Independence are required to obtain a Food Service
Manager Permit. Food establishments must have at least one permitted Food Service
Manager on duty at all times.
The permits issued by the City of Independence are valid in Independence and Eastern
Food safety training is required for both Food Handler and Food Manager permits
and is provided by the Health Department. Comparable food safety certification (ServSafe,
Culinary Degree, etc.) may meet the training requirement.
For more information, please visit the
Food Handler/Manager Permits page.
Renew your Independence Food Handler Permit online
with a Credit Card
for Food Handler or Food Service Manager Class with a Credit Card
View Fee Amounts
Please visit the Health Department (515 S. Liberty), Monday through Friday between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to:
- Register for a class using cash or check
- Obtain a permit using substitute training
- Transfer a permit card from another jurisdiction
- Get a replacement card
Please contact us at (816) 325-7803 if you have questions.