If you are proposing to build or remodel a food type operation such as a restaurant, grocery, or mobile food truck, or if building a new transient accommodation (hotel), state and local laws require you to submit a set of plans to the Health Department for approval 30 days prior to construction. The building department in your jurisdiction may also require plans to be submitted. This is the owner’s responsibility, Public Health does not forward on plans to them. The plan review process presents a unique opportunity to discuss and prepare a proper foundation that will allow the food type operation or transient accommodation to be successful, remain in compliance over time, and protect public health. Plan review is intended to ensure physical facilities and proposed operational processes are properly designed and sanitary practices implanted to serve their intended purposes and to ensure code compliance.
Public Health works hand in hand with local building and other inspection authorities to ensure that all applicable codes are met. See the links below for the building departments’ websites.
- Montgomery County Building Regulations http://www.selectmcohio.com/building
(Brookville, Clayton, Huber Heights, Riverside, Trotwood and includes most townships such as Butler, Harrison, Miami, and Washington)
- City of Dayton Building Services https://www.daytonohio.gov/190/Building-Services
- City of Centerville Building Department >https://www.centervilleohio.gov/government/building-inspection
- City of West Carrollton Building Department https://www.westcarrollton.org/permits/
- City of Kettering- Oakwood Planning & Development https://www.ketteringoh.org/commercial-construction/
- City of Moraine Building & Zoning https://ci.moraine.oh.us/building-zoning/
- City of Miamisburg https://cityofmiamisburg.com/building-permitting-and-inspection/
- Vandalia Building Inspection https://vandaliaohio.org/160/Building-Inspection
The Food Service Operations, Retail Food Establishments & Transient Accommodations Plan Review Application can be submitted online or by mail. Please Download the application and review the instructions before submitting.
Note: Plans will not be reviewed until payment is received. Please contact Cindy Jones at (937) 225-6150 or by email at additional information concerning your submittal or for information regrading payment.
Online Food Service Operations, Retail Food Establishments & Transient Accommodations Plan Review
Download The Food Service Operations, Retail Food Establishments & Transient Accommodations Plan Review Application
How long does the application for approval of plans and equipment take?
The Ohio Administrative Code rule 3701-21-03 requires that the plans be acted upon by Public Health within 30 days after the date of receipt. Plans are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Generally, it takes 10-15 business days from the date of submission until plans are reviewed. If the plans meet state and local codes, a plan approval letter is issued. However, should the plans fail to provide enough information, or are not compliant with the appropriate codes, a rejection letter is issued. At that point, the plans are placed on hold, pending a response to correct or provide the needed information. Once the rejected plans have been corrected, reviewed, and shown compliant with the local and state codes, then a plan approval letter is issued.