The Tisbury health department closed the Golden Bull restaurant in Vineyard Haven earlier in July after its new management failed to file the proper applications with the town.

At the July 25 board of health meeting, assistant health agent Catherine Blake said there were several paperwork issues with the Brazilian steakhouse at the Five Corners.

“It’s all new people in there, and they don’t have any of the things they need, [including] insurance,” she said.

The Golden Bull’s previous manager had also closed the restaurant months ago — it’s unclear when — without notifying town officials, Ms. Blake said.

“They are supposed to inform the board of health, which is the licensing agent for restaurants, that they are closing,” she told the Gazette in a follow-up conversation this week.

The restaurant’s reopening in the spring, as well as its apparent change of management, also bypassed the health department, said Ms. Blake, who contacted the Golden Bull July 17.

“I called … and told them they needed to fill out their application for a food establishment permit,” she said.

“They showed up at my office on that Friday, and I went with them to the Golden Bull and it was all new people,” Ms. Blake said.

“They weren’t licensed, and I closed them,” she said.

Representatives from the restaurant were not at the board of health meeting and a phone call to the restaurant’s listed number rang unanswered this week.

The Golden Bull’s license was on the select board agenda for July 26, but the matter was postponed until the restaurant has submitted its paperwork and fees and received approval from the board of health.

“The part that’s holding them up right now is insurance,” Ms. Blake said. “It takes time. You have to get rider policies and pay. You don’t get insurance overnight.”

The board of health is scheduled to meet with Golden Bull management on Aug. 8, Ms. Blake said.

According to state business records, Cristofer Ruiz Leyva is the restaurant’s president. Mr. Ruiz Leyva is also facing a federal lawsuit filed in April by former chef Jesse Silva.

Mr. Silva’s claims that he worked in excess of 90 hours a week without overtime are denied by the defendants’ attorney Robert Bonsignore, who wrote in a counterclaim that Mr. Silva violated restaurant policy by not reporting his hours to management.

A pre-trial conference in federal court is scheduled for August 15.

While Mr. Ruiz Leyva may be the business’s owner, it is the restaurant’s operators who are required to apply for licensing, Ms. Blake told the Gazette. Mr. Bonsignore did not immediately respond to a request for comment seeking more information about the new management.