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New Food Establishment

How to get my New Restaurant Permit

In Boone 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:

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.

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.

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.

New Food Establishments Links