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Food Facility Plan Check Process


Food Facility Plan Check Process

The Food Facility Plan Check program reviews plans for all new and remodeled facilities to ensure they support public health and safety, and comply with local and state health codes. Plans must be received and approved before any construction or remodeling takes place.

Plan review is required for:

  • New construction
  • Remodels
  • Replacement or installation of equipment
  • Replacement of floors/walls/ceiling finishes

Plans can be submitted between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100, San Mateo. 

There are two methods to submit plans:

  1. Physical submissions must include 3 sets of plans, and signed Food Program Application. For payment, you will be notified once application is processed.
  2. For electronic submissions, please review the Food Program Plan Check Electronic File Submittal Requirements Contact the plan check specialist to request a link to upload documents.

For general inquiries and/or to schedule a consultation or plan check inspection, please contact:

Plan review drop-in consultation hours are by appointment only, Monday through Thursday, at 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100, San Mateo. 

Application to Construct or Remodel a Food Facility
Plan Review Process
Comprehensive Guidelines for Food Facilities Construction and Plan Review
Mobile Food Plan Check Requirements
Plan Review Guidelines (short version)
Plan Review Checklist
Hood System Plan Review Requirements
Water Heater Guidelines
Ventilation Systems
Plan Review FAQs
Approved Floor Finishes