Permanent/Fixed Businesses

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?
  • Complete the Inspection Upon Request Form by clicking on the box below and pay the $240 fee so you can be informed.  We will come out to the location that you are considering purchasing and provide you with a full list of items that will need to be addressed.
Inspection Upon Request

Consultation (no cost):
If you would like to set up an appointment with a plan review inspector, at no cost to you, to discuss your project prior to submitting your application, please contact us at (602)506-6824 or via email at  Please provide the address of the project location so that we can better serve your needs.


(click on boxes below to access applications/forms):
  • Instructions for Submitting Plan Review Documents Electronically
  • Food Establishment Application - new business owners, operating in shared kitchen, new construction or major/minor review
  • 30 Day Transition Application - 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 and fees paid at least 2 business days prior to the change of ownership.
  • Dog Friendly Patio Application
  • Request an Inspection - This form is for requesting the following types of benchmark inspections (Plumbing, Equipment, Construction, Final Construction, or Re-inspections).
Food Establishment Permit
30 Day Transition
Dog Friendly Patio Permit
Construction Inspection Request

  1. Phone: 602-506-6824