The food program works to protect public health and prevent disease by ensuring food safety and promoting sanitations within food establishments. The food program is responsible for plan review, permitting, inspections, education, and complaint investigations of food establishments.
Food Establishment Plan Review Application
When submitting your food establishment application, the following must be included:
- Proposed Menu HACCP Plan (if required)
- One set of plans, drawn to scale (recommended 1/4 inch scale)
- Standard Operating Procedures (Cleaning and Sanitizing, Training, Pest Control, Operational Procedures)
- Employee storage areas
- Equipment List or Specification Sheet with a drawing showing locations of equipment
- Electric plan and or lighting plan Interior room finish schedule
- Kitchen exhaust ventilation plans
- Hand sink and toilet facilities with soap and towel provisions
- Ware-washing facilities and food preparation sinks
- Restroom/toilet facilities Storage rooms/areas for food Service Sink/cleaning facilities
- Chemical storage area
- Plumbing Plans
Transitional Plan Review
When purchasing an existing facility, a food establishment application, equipment list/specification sheets, menu, and floor plan (drawn to scale) must be submitted. When a facility is sold, the permits do not transfer. During the plan review, the application will be evaluated to determine if the facility is eligible for a Transitional Permit.
The application can be submitted online or downloaded from the printable form. When submitting online, the equipment list/specification sheets, menu, and floor plan (drawn to scale) must be uploaded with the application. Once the online application has been received, office personnel will be in contact to confirm receipt of your application and to discuss payment options.
What Is A Mobile Food Unit?
Mobile Food Units are food establishments or pushcarts designed to move and vend food readily. Approval of food items being prepared and sold off a mobile food unit is directly proportional to the presence of mandatory equipment located upon the unit and/or at the affiliated commissary. Minimum construction and design expectations for permitted mobile food units can be found at
What Is A Pushcart?
Pushcarts are mobile pieces of equipment or vehicle used to vend food. Pushcart menus are restricted to the service of hot dogs and similar pre-cooked encased meats along with their associated condiments, pre-packaged drinks, and snacks. Minimum construction and design expectations for permitted Pushcarts can be found at
All units, when operating, must report daily to a food establishment or commissary approved by this department for supplies, cleaning, and servicing. The food establishment or commissary must include adequate assigned and labeled storage for food and clean utensils. An operational permit will not be issued if the food establishment or commissary cannot support these requirements. Private residences cannot be used for commissary purposes.
Submit the following items to this office to begin the plan review process:
- A completed Pushcart and Mobile Food Unit Plan Review Application
- Equipment specification sheets for all equipment
- Completed Commissary Agreement Form
- Floor plan drawn to scale (1/4” = 1’ minimum) Indicate the placement of all storage areas, hot and cold holding equipment, cooking equipment, lighting (if provided), hand washing sinks, dishwashing sinks, water heater, potable water tank(s), wastewater tank(s), and a plumbing layout (if water provided).
Temporary food service permits are issued for events that are a maximum of fifteen days duration. Inspections are conducted during the event to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
The application can be submitted online or downloaded from the printable form. Once the online application has been received, office personnel will be in contact to confirm receipt of your application and to discuss payment options.