Letter Grading for Restaurants – NYC Health

Letter Grading for Restaurants

See the Restaurant Inspection Results (Letter Grades).

Since 2010, New York City has required restaurants to post letter grades that correspond to scores received from sanitary inspections. An inspection score of 0 to 13 is an A, 14 to 27 points is a B, and 28 or more points is a C. Grade cards must be posted where they can easily be seen by people passing by.

How to Get a Replacement Letter Grade Card

If your letter grade card has been lost, stolen, damaged or not issued by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), you should report it as soon as possible by calling the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation at (212) 676-1600 or sending an e-mail to infobfscs@health.nyc.gov.

In order to obtain a replacement card, you must provide a completed notarized Replace a Grade Card (PDF) form to the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation.

The form may be submitted by:


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation
125 Worth Street, CN-59A
New York, NY 10013-4006

Email: infobfscs@health.nyc.gov

Fax: (347) 396-8046

Your replacement grade card will be sent by certified mail to your establishment.