New Food Establishment
How to get my New Restaurant Permit
In Mingo County ALL food establishments are required to have a food service permit to operate. In order to obtain a permit the following information must be submitted with appropriate fees to the health department for review:
- Completed plan review form (SF-35) application for the establishment
- Equipment listing (showing type of equipment and manufacture model number)
- Completed Application for a Permit to Operate a Food Establishment
When do I submit, what does it cost?
Floor plans and the Plan Review Information Report must be submitted and paid at least 45 days prior to the start of construction, conversion, or remodeling, for our office to review. Application for a Permit to operate a food establishment must be submitted and paid 30 days prior to openning day. This is to help the facility in case adjustments must be made to meet our codes and regulations. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact our sanitarian Brett Vance of the Mingo County Health Department at (304) 235-3570, Ex. 102.
Plan Review for Food Establishments is $50.00 payable at the time of submitting the plan review application SF35
Food Service Establishment Permit Fee are base on the seating capacity and liquor license requirements are as follows:
Table 64-30C Food Service Establishment* Permit Fees
|Seating Capacity||Fee for Permit|
|81 and over||$500|
* If the facility has a liquor license from the West Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration – an additional $125 fee shall be added to each seating capacity amount. The fixed expiration date is June 30.
Applications with check or money orders may be sent by US Mail, Emailed or hand delivered to the following address (you may email application and then mail check because we currently do not accept credit card payment (coming soon) application will not be processed until payment is received):
Mingo County Health Department
101 Logan Street, Suite 201
Williamson, WV 25661
Applications may also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once plan approval is granted the establishment must be inspected and an operational permit issued prior to opening. Food service establishments are then inspected a minimum of once each six months in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2013 Food Code. PDF versions of the documents are available below. If you have further questions about opening a food service establishment please contact the Environmental Health section of the Mingo County Health Department at (304) 235-3570, ext. 102.