We have expanded our plan review
process and can now accept most project submittals through email. We are still
accepting physical plan submittals but please check our website regularly for
changes to our lobby hours. If you have any questions, or to submit your
project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All digital submittals are reviewed for completeness, file format, and
invoiced. Please note that projects do not enter the review queue until
these steps are completed and all invoice fees are paid.
When submitting electronically,
please email the plan check application, checklist, menu, the plans and all
supporting documents to email@example.com. Supporting
documents are listed in the Plan Check Checklist and vary by the scope of the
All electronic submittal files must
be in PDF format. On rare occasions, we may still require submittal of printed
copies to conduct the review. This is usually only when projects are very large
or very complex.
The Plan Review and Construction Unit works to ensure that all retail food facilities and recreational health facilities meet minimum health and safety standards while ensuring the functionality, flow, and ease of use for consumers and operators alike. This is achieved through the review of plans for proposed new construction, remodel projects, and equipment changes. Site inspections are also conducted by the unit as a part of the plan check process to verify compliance with the drawn plans.
Plan Check review and approval is required for each of the following before remodeling or construction may begin:
- Construction of any food facility, mobile food facility, or recreational health facility (e.g., pool/spa)
- Remodel or significant menu change of an existing food facility, mobile food facility, or recreational health facility
- Installation, replacement or modification of any equipment including, but not limited to, cooking equipment, preparation equipment, ventilation hoods, water heaters, floors/walls/ceilings, plumbing, sinks, etc.
- Installation of any vending machine which contains any amount of potentially hazardous foods
Plans that have been stamped by this office must be picked up within 10 business days following the emailed notice of availability from this office. Plans that have not been picked up within 10 business days will be considered abandoned and will be destroyed/discarded. Re-stamping new plans, because they were not picked up during this time, may require payment of additional fees. Please check your email regularly after submitting your approved plans for stamping so that you have adequate time to arrange pickup and avoid additional fees and/or delays. All plans (full set) must be picked up at the same time - stamped sets will not be split.
For general inquiries or to schedule a consultation, site
assessment, or plan check inspection, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (408) 918-3400 Monday through
Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm. To assist you with technical questions, a
Plan Checker is available by phone during these hours on a first come-first served basis Monday through Friday.
No business transactions, payments, or project
submittals will be processed after 4:45pm. Transactions submitted after 4:45pm
will be processed the following business day.
Additional information regarding the plan submittal process,
fees, and minimum requirements can be found at the links below.
Please see our individual program pages for information on
permitting, inspections, and operations at Retail Food Facilities, Vending
Machines, and Recreational Health facilities.