Before opening a new or extensively remodeled foodservice facility, the foodservice operator must obtain a foodservice permit from the Henrico County Health Department. There is a $40.00 fee for this permit, which will be issued when the facility is complete and in compliance with the Virginia Department of Health Food Regulations. To help you avoid any last minute frustrations, the Henrico County Health Department conducts a thorough plan review for which there is a $40.00 fee.

If you will be operating a temporary food establishment please go to the Temporary Foodservice Permit webpage for information about obtaining a permit.

If you will be operating a Mobile Food Unit please go to the Mobile Food Unit Permit webpage for information about obtaining a permit.

Foodservice Plan Review

Our Foodservice Plan Review checklist will assist you in gaining compliance with the Virginia Department of Health Food Regulations. We suggest that you review this information as it applies to your planned foodservice operation. The information entered on the plan review form must correspond directly with the plans submitted for the Health Department review. We suggest that you attend a plan review conference prior to final review of your plans. Please contact the Health department at (804) 501-4529 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. The cost of the Foodservice Plan Review is $40.00.

Foodservice Permit Application

A completed Application for a Department of Health Food Establishment Permit (PDF) must be returned to the Henrico Health Department by mail or in person along
with payment of $40.00.

Our physical address is:

Henrico County Health Department
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228

Our mailing address is:

Henrico County Health Department
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Other Licenses Needed

Please understand that in addition to the Health Department’s regulations and review you must also comply with all relevant building codes and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and a Business License (PDF).

Forms

Food Service Plan Review (PDF)

Application for Department of Health Food Establishment Permit (PDF)

Business License Application (PDF)