Opening or Remodeling A Food Business

Congratulations on your decision to open or remodel a Food Service Operation or Retail Food Establishment! Construction of food establishments must meet local and state building code, as well as the Ohio Uniform Food Safety code. Operators will need to work closely with various agencies to design and construct the establishment. Some agencies you may need to work with include but are not limited to: Ohio Department of Commerce, architect/design firm, accountants, licensed contractors, local fire department, the Health Department.

The Food Facility Layout & Equipment Review Application and Starting a Food Business documents linked below are intended to guide you through the major health district requirements of a Food Service Operation or Retail Food Establishment in Defiance County.

If you have any questions during any step in this process, please do not hesitate to call us at (419) 784-3818 or by email at: deh@defiancecohealth.org

Forms

Food Facility Layout & Equipment Review Application

Starting a Food Business