Food Permits

If you are constructing a new food establishment in unincorporated Maricopa County (See Map) you are encouraged to call 602-506-3301 before beginning the permit process.

  1. Apply Online
  2. Apply In Person

Step 1Get Prepared.

  Know what type of permit application you need to complete. Need help with this? Review the guide on permit types.
Make sure you have your construction plans/schematics (layout, equipment, plumbing, etc.) available if submitting for new construction or a remodel/review.
  Know what other required documents you'll need to provide. These are listed on the permit applications, provided in step 2.
  Have your contact information, owner & property information handy.
  Know your project's plan review/application fees by reviewing thefee schedule.  

If you would like to set up an appointment with a plan review inspector, at no cost to you, to discuss your construction project prior to submittal, please contact us via email.  Please provide the address of the project location so that we can better serve your needs.


Step 2Fill Out the Application.

The permit applications are listed by category. Select the one that's right for your project. Don't see the permit application you're looking for? View all permits or call 602-506-3301.

  Brick and  Mortar or Permanent/Fixed Locations

Fixed/Permanent Food Establishment (New Construction/Major Construction/Major Remodel or Minor Construction/Review or Taking Ownership of an existing/previously permitted food establishment or Sharing Space/Adding an Additional Permit to your existing food establishment)

If you are purchasing a currently/previously permitted food establishment and are interested in receiving a punch list of items that need to be addressed for your location to qualify for a permit, then an Inspection Upon Request is right for you.  The fee is $240/permit/location.

  Temporary and Seasonal Permits

Temporary/Seasonal Food Establishments 

Special Event Coordinator

  mobile Food

Mobile Food Establishment (Mobile Food Type I, II and III Food Establishments and Annual Event Food Establishments)

  Micro markets/Vending Machines

Micro Markets

Vending Machines

Step3our team will process your application.

Once the application is processed you will receive an email with your permit number(s) and payment instructions.  If you have questions, please contact us at 602-506-3301 or email us.