Food Service Facility Plan Review

This page contains items required for the establishment of a food service facility in the Borough of State College. For further information contact the State College Division of Health and Neighborhood Services at (814) 234-7191.

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Plans


Submit a complete floor plan showing the location of rest rooms, the placement of all food service equipment, and listing finishes of floors, walls and ceilings. Plans must show all areas of the facility including food preparation areas; food storage areas, ware washing areas, dining areas and any other areas used in the facility. In additions, a description or a copy of the menu should be included. A plan review fee must accompany the plans other wise the submission will be considered incomplete and the required review will be suspended until the fee is submitted.

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Equipment


Attach a list of all food service equipment, which includes the manufacturer’s name, model numbers, and a description of the equipment. “Cut sheets” from catalogs are acceptable if they contain the required information. If food service equipment is not approved by the National Sanitation Foundation, then include shop drawings.

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Equipment Installation

All floor mounted food service equipment must be installed such that the equipment is sealed to adjacent surfaces, mounted on wheels so that it can be easily moved for cleaning or on legs at least 6 inches high.

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Rest Rooms, Hand sinks and Utility Sinks

A rest room is required for employees as well as a dedicated hand sink for hand washing in all food preparation areas. A hand sink readily available to patrons is also required. At least one utility sink is required for the disposal of water used in cleaning the establishment.

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Food License and Certified Sanitation Supervisor


Prior to opening for business, the food facility must be inspected and approved by both the Division of Health and Neighborhood Services and the Centre Region Code Administration Office. The annual fee for a Health License for Eating Establishment is based on seating capacity and details are available from the Division of Health and Neighborhood Services. There is a different license fee for retail food establishments. In addition to the operating license, all food facilities, within 3 months of opening, must have at least one certified sanitation supervisor. Information on certification is available from the State College Division of Health and Neighborhood Services.
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Ventilation System


If a ventilation system is to be installed, then it must be approved by the Centre Region Code Administration Office. The phone number is (814) 231-3056.

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Plumbing and Electrical Systems


All plumbing and electrical systems must be approved by the Centre Region Code Administration Office. The phone number is (814) 231-3056.

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Water and Wastewater Systems


The facility’s water supply system must be connected to the public water system or to an approved private water system. The facility’s wastewater disposal system must be connected to the public wastewater system or to an approved on-lot disposal system.

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Fire Safety


The facility must be inspected and approved for fire safety by the Centre Region Code Administration Office. The telephone number is (814) 231-3056.

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