Remodeling may include the construction, alteration or installation of new equipment, modification of existing equipment or fixtures, changes in floor plan layout, extensive changes of surface finishes or lighting, addition of new food processes, expansion to new space, or significant changes to the use of space or equipment.

Remodeling does not generally include minor repairs of surfaces, “like-for-like” equipment exchanges, minor repair of equipment or infrastructure, routine service or maintenance.

While the addition of counter top “plug-in” equipment with no significant alteration of food handling processes that does not need installation or modification of existing fixtures is not considered a remodel, such equipment must meet commercial sanitation standards. Contact Food Establishment Plan Review at (702) 759-1258 if you are unsure of the equipment, prior to purchase.