MFF Plan Check Process & Plan Submittal Requirements

Mobile Food Facilities (MFF) that require Plan Review include the following:<

  • All new construction
  • Never permitted in the state of California
  • Modification/Remodel
  • Change in Menu with installation of new equipment

When submitting to obtain construction approval from DEH for your proposed MFF (i.e. food truck, trailer, or cart) please review the MFF Plan Check Requirements packet and provide the following:

  1. Plan Check Application

  2. One (1) complete set of drawings

  3. Complete set of manufacturer specification sheets/cut sheets. All equipment must be listed by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Sanitation Testing Organization, i.e. NSF,ETL Sanitation Listed, UL Listed EPH, Classified UL EPH, CSA Sanitation, IAMPO Sanitation.

  4. Menu (include ingredients)

  5. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  6. Plan Review Fee

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. Additional fees will apply for plan reviews exceeding two hours at an hourly rate of $223. Also, if a second or additional revisions are required, a fee of $336 will be assessed.

In addition:

  1. Review the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) construction requirements, and obtain an HCD Insignia (916-255-2501) prior to the final inspection.
  2. Consult with local fire and city jurisdictions (cities where you plan to operate) regarding approved generators and generator location(s).
  3. Please visit and click on UN-105 for fire code standards for mobile food facilities.

NOTE: All applicable fees must be paid in full prior to any services provided by DEH (inspections, plan review, approvals, etc.) . All plans are reviewed in the order received. DEH has 20-business days to review all submittals (new and/or revisions). You will be contacted by the inspector once the project is complete to schedule the final inspection.

If requested, after plans have been reviewed and approved, an additional set of plans will be required for stamping.

HCD Insignia


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

County of Santa Clara
Department of Environmental Health
1555 Berger Drive
Bldg. 2, Suite #300
San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 918-3400

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