Food Establishment Requirements

If you plan to open a restaurant, convenience store, grocery store, daycare, or other establishment that offers food, please contact Health & Food Safety first at 972-292-5304. The City of Frisco has health ordinance requirements, which differ from State minimum standards.

Plan review is required. For information on a food establishment not listed above, please contact Health & Food Safety at 972-292-5304, or via email.

Requirements
Before a new owner occupies a building, all city ordinances' requirements current at the time of takeover or opening will have to be met. This means an existing restaurant and building it is in must be brought up to code, if it does not meet current standards. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Equipment
  • Fixtures such as sinks, grease traps, and interceptors
  • Flooring, wall, and ceiling finishes
  • Outdoor enclosures
  • Outside storage receptacles
  • Recycling centers
  • Restrooms
  • Utensils
Code Compliance
You are encouraged to call for a preliminary code compliance / design meeting to get answers to any questions before final plans are submitted. The attendees of this meeting typically are the Building Official or Chief Building Inspector, a Commercial Plans Reviewer, an Environmental Health Specialist and the Fire Marshal.

A Certificate of Occupancy (CO), approved by the Building Inspections Division, is required prior to occupying the new, existing or remodeled restaurant or food establishment. Prior to the issuance of the CO, a health final inspection must be performed. The owner or contractor may make an appointment with Health & Food Safety for the health final inspection.

Once the final inspection is made and passed, the owner may apply for a health permit. The permit fee will depend upon classification of the food establishment. Final inspection approval and payment of the health permit must be made prior to issuance of the CO.