It will first be necessary to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy by contacting Building Inspection. Then, contact Environmental Health and be prepared to answer specific questions regarding location, menu, time frame for opening, whether it's a new or used facility, etc.
Environmental Health will conduct an inspection for a permit. Environmental Health will also conduct preliminary inspections on a facility before you purchase, lease, or remodel. This service is recommended and is free of charge.
Permits are also available for mobile food establishments, snow cone stands, push-carts, and temporary food events. Contact Environmental Health for specific details on each one of these.