Application for Remodel of Food Facility

When submitting to obtain construction approval from DEH for a remodel of your Food Facility, please provide the following:  

  1.  A completed Plan Check Application
  2. Completed Food Plan Check Checklist
  3. One (1) complete, legible, and bound set of proposed design/plans to scale (1/4 inch scale). To include the following:
    1. Equipment Plan
    2. Mechanical Plan
    3. Finish Schedule
    4. Plumbing
    5. Electrical
    6. Total number NEW or Replaced/Repaired/Modified of Type I hoods
  4. Proposed Menu
  5. Cut-sheets/Manufacturers’ Specification Sheets of proposed equipment

After plans have been reviewed and approved, a submittal of two (2) additional sets will be required for stamping. Once all plans have been stamped, you will be required to submit the two (2) sets of plans to the applicable jurisdiction’s Planning/Building Department. (Total number of sets submitted to DEH is three, which includes: DEH copy, Job Copy, and Planning/Building Department Copy.)

NOTE: Separate plan check applications and fees will be required for additional operations within the main food facility, such as a deli or sushi kiosk within a grocery store, remote storage rooms for restaurants, and coffee bars and break rooms at corporate cafeterias. All applicable fees must be paid in full prior to any services provided by DEH (inspections, plan review, approvals, etc.) Additional fees and requirements may apply. All plans are reviewed in the order received. DEH has 20-business days to review all submittals (new and/or revisions).

Applicable Fees:

For applicable Plan Check fees, see DEH Fee Schedule. Please be sure to only review the Plan Check fee portion of the fee schedule, as other fees listed may NOT apply to plan review and construction.

We will not begin any work until all the items noted above and payment are received.

Please submit plans and necessary documents to the following:

County of Santa Clara
Department of Environmental Health
1555 Berger Drive
Bldg #2, Suite #300
San Jose, CA  95112

Submittal Hours:
7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Monday through Friday

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