Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
Environmental Health Division Permitting Services Program
Phone: (602) 506-6824
If you would like to set up an appointment with us, at no cost to you, to discuss your process prior to submittal, please contact us at (602)506-6824 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the address of the project location so that we can better serve your needs.
1. Fill out and submit your application and all supporting documentation (see checklists below for information on supporting documentation).
2. Our office will review the application, assess the fees, and send you an email for payment.
3. Pay fees - a separate fee will be assessed for each food establishment and each process review (Variance - $200; HACCP Plan - $205; Mobile Food $60).
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Please upload supporting documentation. Please upload documentation to the cloud drive (instructions below) if file size exceeds 20MB.
Please upload any additional supporting documentation. Please upload documentation to the cloud drive (instructions below) if file size exceeds 20MB.
Please use this link to upload files for plan review (layout).
Please ensure you follow instructions to ensure application is processed and reviewed without delay.
A county shall not base a licensing decision on whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule, ordinance or delegation agreement. A general grant of authority does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless the authority specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.
Unless specifically authorized, a county shall avoid duplication of other laws that do not enhance regulatory clarity and shall avoid dual permitting to the maximum extent practicable.
This section does not prohibit county flexibility to issue licenses or adopt ordinances or codes.
A county shall not request or initiate discussions with a person about waiving that person's rights.
THIS SECTION MAY BE ENFORCED IN A PRIVATE CIVIL ACTION AND RELIEF MAY BE AWARDED AGAINST A COUNTY. THE COURT MAY AWARD REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES, DAMAGES AND ALL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE LICENSE APPLICATION TO A PARTY THAT PREVAILS IN AN ACTION AGAINST A COUNTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
A COUNTY EMPLOYEE MAY NOT INTENTIONALLY OR KNOWINGLY VIOLATE THIS SECTION. A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION IS CAUSE FOR DISCIPINARY ACTION OR DISMISSAL PURSUANT TO THE COUNTY'S ADOPTED PERSONNEL POLICY.
THIS SECTION DOES NOT ABROGATE THE IMMUNITY PROVIDED BY SECTION 12-820.1 OR 12-820.02.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1009, the Department may enter your establishment to conduct inspections. You have the right to receive a copy of the Department's inspection report at the time of the inspection, within thirty (30) days after the inspection, or as otherwise provided by federal law. I agree that the Department may send me a copy of its inspection report by e-mail or by facsimile transmission to the e-mail or fax number provided under the Business Ownership Information provided above. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to update the Department if there is a change in contact information.
I understand until such time as this variance is granted, I must cease operations that require a variance. I understand that by submitting this application and the fee in no way guarantees my variance will be approved. Also, the Department may initiate action to withdraw my variance if it is granted and an unforeseen health hazard occurs as a result of the variance. A violation associated with an approved variance may result in action being initiated by the Department to withdraw any granted variance, at which time a hearing may be requested pursuant to the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code. Upon withdrawal, the variance operation will immediately cease and desist until another variance is obtained.
I hereby certify that the above information is correct, agree to comply with the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code, agree to allow the regulatory authority access to the establishment as specified under § 8-402.11 and to the records specified under §§ 3-203.12 and 5-205.13 and Subparagraph 8-201.14(D)(6), and I fully understand that any deviation from the above without prior permission from the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department may nullify final approval. By checking the check box and typing your name you have digitally signed this application.
Arizona law, A.R.S. § 11-1605(I), allows Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) and the applicant for a license to mutually agree to extend the plan review time frame by 50 percent of the substantive time frame and overall time frame. MCESD will agree to any applicant's request for an 50 percent extension of the substantive review time frame and overall time frame when box is checked and signed below.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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