Food Establishment Requirements

**Note: Beginning September 27, 2021, all applications must be submitted through the Plans and Permits portal.

If you plan to open a restaurant, convenience store, grocery store, daycare, kiosk, concession stand or another establishment that offers food, please review this information. 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 here, please contact Health & Food Safety at 972-292-5304, or via email Health and Food Safety.

Do I need a permit?

Private Events do not require Food Establishment Permit.

Definition - An event at which food and / or beverages are offered to participants and that is held on publicly or privately owned premises that is not available for use by the general public and where entry to event is governed by regulations or invitation, or where food and / or beverages are offered, sampled, sold or given only to event volunteers or event staff.


Before a new owner occupies a building or operates a non-fixed food establishment, all requirements of current city ordinances must 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; and Restrooms.

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