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  11:25:14 PM 4/23/2014
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Apply for a Seating Establishment Plan Review Only

To begin Florida's food service licensing process, the law requires the division to review facility plans for sanitation and safety concerns. Plan review is required when the establishment is: 1) newly built, 2) converted from another use, 3) remodeled or 4) re-opened after being closed at least 1 year. The application process described below is for a PERMANENT SEATING FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT PLAN REVIEW ONLY.

Application Requirements:
 
  • ELIGIBILITY: If your operation does not meet the following definition, please return to the previous page to select the correct one.

    Seating - Permanent seating establishments are those fixed public food service establishments that provide and maintain accommodations for consumption of food on the premises of the establishment or under the control of the establishment. The operator of the establishment must provide the number of seats available to the public to the division prior to licensing for fee calculation purposes. The division does not authorize the number of seats. For seating levels and changes to seating, the applicant must obtain wastewater approvals from the Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Environmental Protection or the local utility authority. The local authority having jurisdiction must approve fire safety issues relating to seating levels. [Rule 61C-1.002(5)(b), Florida Administrative Code (FAC)]

  • APPLICATION: Obtain and complete the Plan Review Application Packet in Microsoft Word or Fill-in PDF (also referenced at the bottom of this page). The application packet includes instructions for making application and the following forms:


  • SCALED DRAWINGS: At least two (2) scaled drawings. The division will keep one set and return any additional sets to the applicant. You may submit additional sets required by local authorities. Click here for additional information.

  • MENU: All applicants are required to submit a copy of the proposed menu.

  • APPLICATION FEE: Application fee of $150. This is payable by check or money order to the Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Cash is not accepted.

  • MORE INFO: For more information about the plan review process, please see our website. Plan review is a separate process from applying for a public food service license. For licensing information, please see our licensing website. Use the Back button or arrow to return to this screen.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395.


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