Food Establishment Requirements

If you plan to open a restaurant, convenience store, grocery store, daycare, or another 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 Health and Food Safety.

New Food Establishment Submittal

New Food Establishment submittals must be submitted using the Plans and Permits portal along with a Building Permit or Certificate of Occupancy (CO) application.

Reference Documents

A notice to pay Food Establishment permit fees will be sent to the email address provided on the application.  Failure to pay all fees including any service fees will result in the permit not being issued.

Deviation from these instructions may result in your permit being rejected or denied.

Renewal Food Establishment Applications

Complete the application and submit the PDF by email or upload to the FTP Server.   Once your application has been accepted, a notice to pay permit fees will be sent to the email address provided on the application.  Failure to pay all outstanding fees including service fee will result in the permit not being issued

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Before a new owner occupies a building, 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
  • Restrooms

Documents & Resources

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.

Before occupying a new, existing or remodeled restaurant or food establishment, the following items/documents are required:

  • A Health Final Inspection (available by appointment with Health & Food Safety)
  • A Certificate of Occupancy (CO), approved by the Building Inspections Division
  • A single trade-specific permit or a full building permit submittal may be required (depending on changes proposed to space)

Final inspection approval and payment must be made prior to issuance of the permits. The permit fee will depend upon classification of the food establishment.

Once the final inspections are made and passed, the health permit placard will be issued electronically.  The owner must request the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) by emailing Building Inspections.