Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Plan Review Forms
All information on this page is current and was last reviewed by the division on April 4, 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 public 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 public 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 application "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.
- How to complete a permanent Food Service Plan Review (fixed establishments, caterers, etc.)
- How to complete a Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles Plan Review
- How to complete a 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
Plan Review Application Forms
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 inform food service establishment operators of the minimum plan review requirements.
Variance Application Procedure
A variance may be applied for if certain minimum standards cannot be met without undo hardship on the operator. For a variance to be granted, the applicant must provide an alternative that offers equivalent means or protection as the required minimum standard.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.
After your plans are approved, you must also be approved for a license. See our licensing web site for more information.