A Health & Safety plan review shall be performed and approval granted prior to the construction and operation of any new or remodeled establishment that North Carolina General Statutes mandate. Examples of these include, but are not limited to the following: food service establishments, hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, local confinement facilities, lodging places including bed and breakfast homes and inns, schools, child day cares, public swimming pools, etc.
Buying an Existing Facility
Permits do not transfer at the sale of the business. You may be eligible for a transitional permit; however, staff will have to evaluate each situation. Save time and money, contact the Plan Review Section before you buy, build or remodel to find out what the requirements are.
Opening a New Facility
Applications and fees for Health & Safety Plan Review can now be submitted online. This is to be done at the same time as submitting plans to the local municipality for building permits. Use the following submittal guides and click the link below to the Permit Portal to begin the application process.
Shared Kitchen Applications
You may need other permits – Check with the following to be sure you comply
- Prepared Food and Beverage Tax
- Beer and Wine License
- Business Personal Property Taxes
- Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)
- Division of Child Care Facilities
- Your municipality's zoning, building and public utilities department