Food permit fees based on number of seats and including or not including liquor license. Call office for clarification.
How to Obtain a Health Department Permit to Operate a Food Establishment in Jefferson County
A person may not operate a food establishment without a valid permit to operate (2005 FDA Food Code, 8-301.11) Permits do NOT transfer with new ownership or management.
1. An applicant must submit an application for Permit to Operate (SF-05)
at least 30 calendar days before the date planned for opening a food establishment.
2. A Plan Review Information Report (SF-35)
must be submitted. Floor plans showing location of all food service equipment including manufacturer and model number must accompany the Plan Review Information Report. A proposed menu must be included.
3. A pre-operational inspection showing that the establishment is built in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and the establishment is in compliance with the 2005 FDA Food Code. (Preoperational Checklist
— All equipment must be commercial grade. Any exceptions must be approved by the health department.
- How to Obtain the Food Code — The Food Code and other WV Regulations & Applications can be downloaded and printed from the WV Public Health Sanitation website: www.wvdhhr.org/phs/forms/index.asp.
- Permit Period — Permits expire June 30th of each year and must be renewed by submitting a new application 30 calendar days before the expiration date of the current permit.
- Food Manager Certification — There must be a certified food safety manager on duty at all times. The manager must have a current certificate from an accredited food safety course. Serv Safe Certification Courses are offered by the health department. Call 728-3306 to sign up for the next class.
- Food Workers Training — All food employees must possess a valid food workers permit and participate in the yearly web food workers training class.