HOW DO I OBTAIN A FOOD SERVICE PLAN REVIEW?To obtain a food service plan review, please complete the following steps:

1. Complete the Food Establishment Plan Review Application and Worksheets.

2. Send the proposed menu.

3. Complete the Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures form.

4. Send Certified Food Manager documentation.

5. Send one set of plans:

a. Proposed layout, with equipment identified

i. Label sinks and prep tables with their intended use

ii. Include construction materials of such items as custom cabinets and any other built-in items

b. Mechanical plan (ventilation system)

c. Plumbing plan (including hot water)

d. Lighting plan (layout and shielding)

e. Site Plan, including:

i. Detail of outside garbage storage area and containers, as well as exterior storage areas

ii. On-site water well and sewage disposal system data

6. Specifications:

a. Include manufacturer’s specifications for each piece of equipment. Minimum information for each piece of equipment include the following:

i. Type

ii. Manufacturer

iii. Model number

iv. Dimensions

v. Performance capacity

vi. Indicate how equipment will be installed

vii. Indicate which items are used equipment and what equipment is NSF approved or equivalent.

viii. Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures

7. Complete the Food Service License Application form.

8. Determine the applicable fee for submission of the application from our EH fee schedule page.

9. Submit the forms listed above with any required documentation and related payment via any of the following methods:

  • In Person

  • By Mail

  • Electronically

The forms may be submitted to:

Genesee County Health Department

Environmental Health Division

Attn: Food Program

630 S. Saginaw St, Suite 4

Flint, Michigan 48502-1540

or by email to

Payment by check, cashier check, or money order may accompany the form by mail, or you can pay online and email the form to, or you may pay in person with cash, check, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.

(*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)