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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:

Establishment Plan Review - SF35

Application for Food Establishment Permit - SF5

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
1-20 $125
21-50 $250
51-80 $375
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
Permit Processing
101 Logan Street, Suite 201
Williamson, WV 25661

Applications may also be emailed to:

CLICK HERE to email us your Questions

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.

New Food Establishments Links

US Food & Drug - Food Safety

2013 Food Code - The Restrauant Guide Book

Application for Food Establishment Permit - SF5

Food Establishment Plan Review - SF35

Food Establishment Rule - 64CSR17

List of Critical Food Violations