Opening/Remodeling A Food Service Facility
Procedures for opening or remodeling a food service facility:
Prior to remodeling an existing food service facility or constructing a new food service facility, an application and plans must be submitted to the Food Office for review.
→ For general inquiries, please contact FoodPlanReview@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
The Code of Maryland (COMAR) Regulations 10.15.03 for Food Service can be obtained by clicking the following link: COMAR 10.15.03 – Food Service Facilities
Facilities that offer only non-potentially hazardous commercially pre-packaged foods such as canned soda, packaged snacks and canned goods do not require a food service facility license provided the facility is not pouring, opening, or repackaging the food items.
All new facilities or transferred facilities must complete an application and an emergency contact form to apply for a Food Service Facility License. These documents must also be resubmitted annually by each facility for food license renewal. All Food Service Facility Licenses expire each year on January 31st.
Facilities that will serve potentially hazardous food that has been removed from the original packaging must also submit a menu and HACCP plan. A facility’s HACCP plan addresses safe food handling procedures and training based on the facility’s specific menu items. The link below gives additional information and samples forms for developing a food service facility’s HACCP plan.