Cabell County currently has more than 700 food service establishments, which include restaurants, bars, childcare centers, hospitals, grocery stores, temporary food establishments and mobile food units. All food establishments are required to have a food service permit to operate. To obtain a permit, the following information must be submitted to the health department for review:

  • A floor plan drawn to scale indicating the location of all food service equipment including restrooms, dining areas, and fixtures provided therein
  • Proposed Menu
  • 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) 2013 Food Code. PDF versions of the documents are available at www.cabellhealth.org. 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.