Step #1 - How to Begin

Submit plans to Spokane Regional Health District

(Before Construction Begins)

Any person wishing to serve or distribute food in Spokane County must obtain approval or a permit to operate issued by the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD). For new establishments, permit applications must be submitted at least fourteen days prior to the projected date of opening or a penalty fee of 100% of the permit fee will be assessed. Construction plans must be approved before beginning construction, or an additional 50% of plan review fees will be charged. 

Food establishment plan reviews and pre-opening inspections ensure compliance with food code requirements. Prior to construction or remodeling, food establishments must submit detailed design plans, equipment specifications, and a menu with detailed food preparation steps to the health district for approval. Once construction is complete, a pre-opening inspection is conducted to verify the establishment has been constructed per the approved plans and all plan review approval requirements have been met.

Select the appropriate plan review packet below based on the type of food establishment operation you are proposing.