Food Establishment Requirements

If you plan to open a restaurant, convenience store, grocery store, daycare, or another establishment that offers food, please contact Health & Food Safety first at 972-292-5304. The City of Frisco has health ordinance requirements, which differ from State minimum standards.

Plan review is required. For information on a food establishment not listed above, please contact Health & Food Safety at 972-292-5304, or via email Health and Food Safety.


Before a new owner occupies a building, all requirements of current city ordinances must be met. This means an existing restaurant and building it is in must be brought up to code if it does not meet current standards. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Equipment
  • Fixtures such as sinks, grease traps, and interceptors
  • Flooring, wall, and ceiling finishes
  • Outdoor enclosures
  • Outside storage receptacles
  • Restrooms

Documents & Resources

Code Compliance

You are encouraged to call for a preliminary code compliance / design meeting to get answers to any questions before final plans are submitted. The attendees of this meeting typically are the Building Official or Chief Building Inspector, a Commercial Plans Reviewer, an Environmental Health Specialist and the Fire Marshal.

Before occupying a new, existing or remodeled restaurant or food establishment, the following items/documents are required:

  • A Health Final Inspection (available by appointment with Health & Food Safety)
  • A Certificate of Occupancy (CO), approved by the Building Inspections Division
  • A single trade-specific permit or a full building permit submittal may be required
    (depending on changes proposed to space)

Final inspection approval and payment must be made prior to issuance of the permits. The permit fee will depend upon classification of the food establishment.

Once the final inspections are made and passed, the owner must pick up the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) and health permit placards.