Opening a Food Establishment

New Construction

Example: I am building a new structure or renovating the interior of an existing building: moving walls, adding a bar, or complete kitchen demolition.

New Construction, renovation, or conversion of a structure
New Construction, renovation, or conversion of a structure (Spanish)

New Operation in Established Structure

Example: I am renting or purchased a building that was previously permitted in St. Joseph County as a restaurant/grocery store/convenience store.

New operation in a structure that was formerly a retail food establishment
New operation in a structure that was formerly a retail food establishment (Spanish)

Taking on New Ownership

Example: I have purchased a restaurant/grocery store/convenience store from another individual and the establishment is currently open for business and operation.

Taking new ownership of an operating food establishment
Taking new ownership of an operating food establishment (Spanish)