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  9:01:47 AM 3/28/2020
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Apply for a Catering 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) extensively remodeled or 4) re-opened after being closed at least 1 year. The application process described below is for CATERING 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.

    Caterers are public food service establishments where food or drink is prepared for service elsewhere. The term includes catering kitchens and commissaries. The term "caterer" does not include those establishments licensed pursuant to Chapters 500 or 381, FS, or which exclusively prepare or serve traditional bakery goods such as cakes, pastries, bagels, or confections. If a licensed establishment provides catering services, it is not required to hold a separate catering license from the division. Caterers must meet all applicable standards of a public food service establishment as provided in rule. Separate independent caterers utilizing the equipment or premises of a licensed establishment are deemed operators as defined by subsection 509.013(2), FS, of such public food service establishment and subject to all applicable requirements of law and rule, including a separate public food service establishment license. [Rule 61C-1.002(5)(a)3., Florida Administrative Code]

  • 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 not accept cell phone photographs of 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: No fee is required for plan review.

  • MORE INFO: For more information about the plan review process, please see our plan review webpage. Plan review is a separate process from applying for a public food service license. For licensing information, please see our licensing page. 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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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395