Food Establishment Definition: Any place, structure, premises, vehicle or vessel, or any part thereof, in which any food intended for ultimate human consumption is manufactured or prepared by any manner or means, or in which any food is stored, sold, offered or displayed for sale or served.
There are many types and degrees of food establishment, and each has a corresponding level of structural requirements. Select from the links above to see the structural requirements for your type of food establishment.
Appointment – Call (702) 759-1258 to reach the Plan Reviewer for your area. To receive a confirmed appointment:
Complete your plans package. No package is required for a preliminary office meeting (Preliminary/Advisory Plan Review, either in the office or field inspections, may be made at the request of the public – See Fee SchedulePDF 51KB)
If a food establishment, you must submit the following:
All items listed in the Instructions for submission, PDF 400KB with plans in compliance with the appropriate requirements sheet listed above.
If some other type of establishment listed above, submit the following:
Complete plans showing compliance with all items noted on the appropriate requirements sheet listed above.
Complete the construction application for plan
review, PDF 27KB which must be signed by the owner of the establishment. A “Grant Bargain Sale Deed,” lease agreement, or other legal documents will be required to prove possession of the property.
Arrive with all necessary documentation 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Your application package will be screened for completeness prior to your appointment.
If all necessary forms are not complete, forms are not signed by the appropriate persons, or proof-of-ownership documents are not provided, the appointment will be postponed.
If you must cancel your appointment, you must call or e-mail your reviewer by end of business the previous work day, or you will be charged a missed appointment fee (see Fee SchedulePDF 51KB).
Meet with your reviewer.
At the conclusion of the meeting, provided plans are reasonably complete, you will submit your application package to the Plan Review Clerk and pay your fees (see the plan review section of the Fee SchedulePDF 51KB). Payment of fees does not constitute approval of plans.
If plans are not complete, you will receive a written notice of corrections. A resubmittal fee will be charged if additional information or plans, included revised or corrected plans, are required. The notice may include information about potential issues or problems common to your type of facility.
Inform the reviewer and plan review clerk if you need a letter for a business license or the building department.
Follow-up: Your reviewer may contact you periodically to determine the status of your project. The reviewer will conduct a rough plumbing inspection to assure proper supply and drainage is present; the reviewer will schedule a pre-final or walk-through inspection a few weeks prior to planned opening to be sure no major compliance obstacles are present.
The final inspection: The applicant must initiate the formal final inspection. Requests for final permitting appointments are taken on a first-come, first-served basis only. Arrangements for final inspection should be made at least one to two weeks before your planned opening date.
After-hours inspections are made for emergency situations only at the discretion of management and are based on staff availability; additional fees apply. If the final inspection is not passed, a re-inspection fee will be due (see the plan review section of the Fee SchedulePDF 51KB).
The final is a joint inspection between the Plan Review Inspector and the Operational Inspector.
The establishment may not be stocked before inspections have been made and the permission to stock has been granted.