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  9:26:22 PM 3/29/2020
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Apply for a Nonseating 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) extensively remodeled or 4) re-opened after being closed at least 1 year. The application process described below is for a PERMANENT NONSEATING 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.

    No Seats - Permanent nonseating establishments are those fixed public food service establishments for which the sole service provided is intended as take-out or delivery, or do not otherwise provide accommodations for consumption of food by guests on the premises, or the premises are not under the control of the operator. For the purposes of this section, we classify establishments located at food courts and malls in this manner as long as the establishment does not have seating within the premises of the establishment itself. [Rule 61C-1.002(5)(a)1., 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: Provide 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: There is no fee 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 webpage. 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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