• Locations & Hours:
    Reibold Building
    117 S Main Street Dayton, Ohio 45422
    Office Hours
    • Monday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Tuesday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Wednesday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Thursday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Friday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Contact - Phone Number : 937-225-6150
  • Introduction:

    Public Health works hand in hand with local building and other inspection authorities to ensure that all applicable codes are met.

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Plan Review - Food Service Operations, Grocery Retail Operations, Hotels and Motels, and Mobile Food Trucks

Public Health works hand in hand with local building and other inspection authorities to ensure that all applicable codes are met.

Reviewing Food Plan
Reibold Building
117 S Main Street Dayton, Ohio 45422
Office Hours
  • Monday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm

Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health provides a convenient online payment option for license and permit payments. The options available are Credit Card, Personal Check (Homeowner submittal)or Business Check.

Electronic Payments
If interested in opening a food service type operation or mobile food truck, click the appropriate link below to get started.
Plan Review Online Submittal Application
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Mobile Food Service Operations Plan Review Submittal Application
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If you are proposing to build or remodel a food type operation such as a restaurant, grocery, or mobile food truck, or if building a new transient accommodation (hotel), state and local laws require you to submit a set of plans to the Health Department for approval 30 days prior to construction. The building department in your jurisdiction may also require plans to be submitted. This is the owner’s responsibility; Public Health does not forward on plans to them. The plan review process presents a unique opportunity to discuss and prepare a proper foundation that will allow the food type operation or transient accommodation to be successful, remain in compliance over time, and protect public health. Plan review is intended to ensure physical facilities and proposed operational processes are properly designed and sanitary practices implanted to serve their intended purposes and to ensure code compliance.

Public Health, like the local building and other inspection authorities, works to ensure that all applicable codes are met. See the links below for the building departments’ websites.

(Brookville, Huber Heights, Riverside, Trotwood and includes most townships such as Butler, Harrison, Miami, and Washington)

Reviewing Plans
Food Service Operations, Retail Food Establishments & Transient Accommodations Plan Review Online Application

Download The Food Service Operations, Retail Food Establishments & Transient Accommodations Plan Review Application Application

Mobile Food Service Operations & Retail Food Establishments Plan Review Online Application

Download The Mobile Food Service Operations & Retail Food Establishments Plan Review Application

Note: Our office will contact you regarding the plan review fee amount. Plans will not be reviewed until payment is received. Please feel free to contact Public Health at (937) 225-4460 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding your submittal.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Administrative Code rule 3701-21-03 requires that the plans be acted upon by Public Health within 30 days after the date of receipt. Plans are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Generally, it takes 10-15 business days from the date of submission until plans are reviewed. If the plans meet state and local codes, a plan approval letter is issued. However, should the plans fail to provide enough information, or are not compliant with the appropriate codes, a rejection letter is issued. At that point, the plans are placed on hold, pending a response to correct or provide the needed information. Once the rejected plans have been corrected, reviewed, and shown compliant with the local and state codes, then a plan approval letter is issued.

Download the plan review packet for a complete list of information and documents needed for plan submission

All equipment must meet the applicable standards of the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF ®) or a recognized food service equipment testing company. All equipment must be of such material and so constructed and installed as to readily conform with Ohio Administrative Code rules 3701-21-04 to 3701-21-21.

Download the plan review packet for obtaining the steps in the plan review process

  • Food Service Operations, Retail Food Establishments & Transient Accommodations Plan Review Application
  • Mobile Food Service Operations & Retail Food Establishments Plan Review Application

If you have any questions regarding approval of plans and equipment, call the Plans Examiner’s Office at (937) 225-4460.