The Plan Review & Construction Program is recognized as a regional environmental health leader that provides technical assistance, quality plan review, and develops and fosters greater uniformity for sanitary establishments, thereby enhancing the safety of our residents and their environment. Using innovative methods, Plan Review & Construction Program professionals take proactive steps to evaluate establishments and work with stakeholders to minimize environmental health related risks. Please check with local/city authorities to ensure compliance with their rules/regulations, prior to operating any food establishment.
What do you need to know before you purchase that business?
Want to know what items need to be addressed to qualify for a permit?
Were you aware that food inspections on operating restaurants differ from plan review inspections and therefore may not list all the requirements necessary when the new owner applies for a permit?
30 Day Transition (PDF) or online form - if purchasing a currently permitted food business and want to remain in business while the Department reviews your Food Establishment Application. Applications must be submitted at least 2 business days prior to the change of ownership.