All plans for construction or renovation of any food service facility; public swimming pool or spa must be submitted for approval to the Licensure & Regulatory division of HHS (L&R). Additionally, a permit must be obtained prior to operating any food service facility, public swimming pool or spa. Any plan to replace existing equipment in food service facilities and pools require prior approval as well. The Department of Permitting Services should also be contacted to determine if a building permit is also required. Applications can be downloaded, see site below. Please allow fourteen (14) working days for the initial review of plans. See website for additional information.
Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section then scroll down to the bottom of the page and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field. Applications may also be submitted in person at 255 Rockville Pike, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Monday through Friday.