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Plan Review Fees

There are two payment options for paying the plan review fee:

  1. Call 919-707-5864 to pay by credit card, or
  2. Pay by check.
  3. Please allow up to 4 weeks to complete your plan review from the date of processing (see the Plan Review Database for "Date Received").

The Plan Review Unit of the Environmental Health Services Section protects public health by ensuring that plans for food establishments meet the requirements of the North Carolina Food Code and the Rules Governing the Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments (15A NCAC 18A .2600) (PDF, 206 KB).

Plans for franchised or chain food establishments are reviewed based on the menu submitted. The emphasis of the review is on food preparation and food handling procedures, and the equipment used to support these operations.

Plans for lodging establishments are reviewed by the local health department. Food service in franchised or chain lodging establishments are reviewed by this department (NCDHHS).

Plans for franchised or chains that are being remodeled (or where there is a change of type of food establishment or food operation) as specified in paragraph 8-302.14(c) of the NC Food Code will be required to be submitted to the Plan Review Unit.

The Plan Review Unit also provides training and technical support for local Environmental Health Specialists and industry representatives, with a goal of maintaining uniform plan review standards throughout North Carolina.

Plan Review Information