Plan Check - New and Remodeled Food Facilites
All businesses that sell food at the retail level must obtain and hold a permit from Environmental Health, including restaurants, retail markets, bakeries, bars, food booths at community events, food vehicles, ice-cream trucks and carts, and produce vehicles. If you are going to construct or remodel a food facility, you must complete and file plans with Environmental Health prior to beginning construction. For more information, contact the Consumer Health Protection Services office serving your area.
A. This construction guide is available to any person intending to construct or remodel a food establishment within Monterey County. It is intended to serve as a general overview of the requirements and should not be considered all-inclusive. Recommendations contained in the guide are not requirements in state law or regulation. They are included for clarification and to give examples for meeting the intent of the California Retail Food Code. The recommendations may not be applicable in all circumstances. Refer to the California Health and Safety Code, Part 7, Chapter 4, Section 113700 et seq. (California Retail Food Code) for specific code requirements. Please contact this office if you require further information regarding your particular plan.
B. This guide only encompasses health aspects and should not be construed to encompass requirements of other agencies involved such as the local planning and zoning department, the local building authority, or local fire department. Owners and agents are advised to contact the appropriate local agencies to obtain any permits and/or to clarify California Retail Food Codes.
C. For more information concerning this document or to obtain supporting information please call (831) 755-4505.