Restaurant Permits

Cabell County currently has more than 500 food service establishments, which include restaurants, bars, child care centers, hospitals, grocery stores, temporary food establishments and mobile food units. All food establishments are required to have a food service permit to operate. In order to obtain a permit the following information must be submitted to the health department for review:

  • Completed plan review form (SF-35)Floor plan of the establishment
  • Equipment listing (showing type of equipment and manufacture model number)
Once plan approval is granted the establishment must be inspected and an operational permit issued prior to opening. Food service establishments are then inspected a minimum of once each six months in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2005 Food Code. PDF versions of the documents are available below. If you have further questions about opening a food service establishment please contact the Environmental Health section of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department at (304) 523-6483, ext. 264.

Floor plans and the Plan Review Information Report must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the start of construction, conversion, or remodeling, for our office to review. This is to help the facility in case adjustments must be made to meet our codes and regulations. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Environmental Health section of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department at (304) 523-6483, Ex. 264.

Restaurant Permit Documents

Food Establishments Legislative Rule
Plan Review
Food Permit Fact Sheet
2010 Clean Indoor Air Regulation
2003 Supreme Court Decision
2005 Food Code Equipment Guide
2005 Food Code Management and Personnel Guide
2005 Food Code Employee Guide
2005 Food Code Guide
2005 Food Code Inspection Guide
Bare Handling of Foods
Cabell-Huntington Board of Health Food Service Worker Regulations
Food Security in Food Service Operations
List of Critical Violations
Drinking Water Fact Sheet