Clean Kitchen (150)

Room Requirements - Kitchens

Below is a summarized list of sanitation requirements that are most commonly violated.
Full State Sanitary Code


  • Must have ample space to store, prepare, and serve food. Surfaces must be smooth, non-porous and easy to clean.

  • Must come equipped with a sink, or a stove/oven.

  • Refrigerators are not required. However, the property owner must provide the facilities (outlet and space) for a refrigerator.

  • If optional equipment (i.e. dishwasher, microwave) is provided, the property owner is responsible for maintaining it in good working order.

  • An electrical light fixture and two electrical outlets must be provided.

  • Natural lighting (windows) must be provided, to a size equal to 8% of the entire floor area for kitchens over 70 square feet.

  • There must be at least 4% of the floor area represented, in openable window area, for adequate ventilation.

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