License Inspections, Codes and Handouts

Annual Inspections

Lincoln County Health Department staff are responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of retail food stores, restaurants, hotels, motels, tourist rooming house, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools including water park attractions, campgrounds, recreation and educational camps, and tattoo and body piercing establishments in Lincoln County.  All licensed establishments are inspected by Lincoln County Health Department annually.

Starting a New Business or Service

If you are starting a new business or adding a service to your current business (example selling food), it is required to call Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307 to schedule a pre-inspection. Pre-inspections will assist you in preparing your establishment for licensing.


To file a complaint on a license facility, fill out the complaint form below and mail or fax to, Shelley Hersil, CHES, MPH, 607 N. Sales St, Suite 101, Merrill, WI,  fax: 715-536-2011

Program Updates

Food Code and Handouts

Restaurant and Retail

Hotel, Motel, Tourist Rooming Houses

Bed and Breakfasts

Campgrounds and Recreation Camps

Tattoo and Body Piercing


Lincoln County Ordinance

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