What happens after I get an approval letter?

The approval letter authorizes you to begin construction, as long as you have received approval from other required agencies (building department, etc). If you wish to make changes from the approved plans during the construction process, you must have these changes approved.

Near the End of Construction

As you near the end of the construction process, contact our office to schedule an appointment for a pre-opening inspection. This is required to ensure that the facility was built according to the plans submitted. We do the best we can to meet customer demand, and can usually schedule this inspection within several business days.

Food Service License Application & Fee

At this time, you will also need to submit a Food Service License Application (PDF) and pay a Food Service License Fee if you are opening a new establishment. The fee is based on the square footage of the establishment. Although the paper license may take several weeks to process, you are considered licensed once the application and payment are submitted along with appropriate approvals.

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1. What is food service plan review?
2. Which agency do I need to contact for my plan review?
3. When do I need to submit plans?
4. How long will the plan review take?
5. What happens after I get an approval letter?
6. When can I open?
7. Once I am open, will I be inspected again?
8. How do I renew my license?
9. Where can I find more information?