Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Plan Review Forms
All information on this page is current and was last reviewed by the division on February 15, 2013.
For seating restaurants; take-out/delivery or food courts (nonseating); caterers; mobile food dispensing vehicles; hot dog carts; and theme park food carts.
Plan review is required for food service establishments that are:
Converted from another use,
- Re-opened after being closed at least 1 year.
If you are not sure if your food service establishment needs a plan review, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395. Additional information is available on our plan review web site. Also, see our guidelines for planning your food service operation.
The following "how-to" guides were developed with step-by-step instructions for submitting your plan review application materials. They contain vital links to all forms and requirements of the process. These guides will help you avoid costly errors during the process that can cause delays or denial of your application.
- General Plan Review (fixed establishments, caterers, etc.)
- Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles Plan Review
- Hot Dog Carts Plan Review
Plan review applicants may be eligible to complete the plan review process electronically. This option is available to anyone with the technological ability to submit high-quality plans drawn to scale, including architectural or engineering plans or blueprints. If you are interested in completing the plan review process electronically, please contact the plan review office at email@example.com
After your plans are approved, you still must be approved for a license. See our licensing web site for more information.
This page contains helpful information about plan review. To apply for a plan review using a paper application, please click this APPLY link.
Plan Review Requirements - PDF
DBPR Form HR 5030-082, cut-sheet used by Division of Hotels and Restaurants' inspectors to remind food service establishment licensees of the plan requirements when remodeling.
Guide to LP Gas on Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles
DBPR Form HR 5030-035 is no longer available . For current information regarding LP Gas, please see: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or contact:
Division of Standards
Bureau of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Inspection
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Telephone: (850) 921-1600 or 1-800- HELP- FLA (435-7352)
Fax: (850) 921-1612
Accident Reporting Only - 24 Hour Hotline: (866) 296-5082
Variance Application Procedure
DBPR Form HR 5021-102 is no longer available. For information about plan review variances, see our webpage. Please contact the plan review office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the variance process.
Variance Request and Operating Procedures – Bulk Food on Open Air Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles
DBPR Form HR 5021-101 is no longer available. For information about plan review variances, see our webpage. Please contact the plan review office at email@example.com with questions about the variance process.