Food Service - Permanent Establishments

Opening a New Permanent Food Establishment

If you are building a new building or remodeling an existing establishment or structure, you can jump right in and begin the Plan Review process. If, however, you are buying an existing establishment and plan to run it "as is", we recommend a call to the Health Department first. We have records on all existing food establishments under our jurisdiction, and can tell you before you buy if you would be inheriting any previously identified problems. Our sanitarians can be very helpful in pointing out potential pitfalls.

Sanitarian sitting at desk reviewing plans Jeremy Fruk, MSA, REHS
Charlevoix Office: 231-547-7660

Rhiannon Pomerville
Antrim Office Office: 231-533-1104

Michele Delves, CP-FS
Emmet Office: 231-347-4694

Holly Brindley
Otsego Office: 989-732-6867

Plan Review

Submittals must include:
› Plan Review Packet
› Proposed Menu
› Appropriate Fee
› A Plan to Scale
› Equipment Specification sheets (make, model, dimensions)

Restaurant kitchen Plan Review Materials:
Plan Review Submittal Procedure
Instruction Sheet
Plan Review Packet
MDA Plan Review Manual

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Forms:
SOP Packet

Special Transitory Food Units (STFU) and Mobile Plan Review

STFU/Mobile Plan Review Worksheet/SOP Packet
STFU/Mobile Plan Review Application
Mobile Commissary Agreement Form