If you are planning to begin construction of a new food service operation (restaurant), retail food establishment (grocery), or transient accommodation (motel), you must submit plans for the work to be completed to Public Health. Plans are also required when planning any substantial alteration to any of the above facilities.
Public Health works hand in hand with local building and other inspection authorities to ensure that all applicable codes are met.
How long does the application for approval of plans and equipment take?
Upon receipt of the application for approval of plans and equipment, Public Health reviews the application within seven working days to determine the completeness of the application and plans. If the plan information is complete and does not require revision, the plan review letter should be mailed to the submitter in three weeks. Incomplete plans will be rejected. OAC Rule 3701-21-03 (Approval of Plans and Equipment) requires that plans be acted upon by Public Health within thirty days after date of receipt.