What are the steps to opening a food service establishment?

If you are buying an existing restaurant, please fill out the New Owner Restaurant Permit Application (Transitional). 

If you are starting a restaurant in a new facility, please fill out the Food Service Plan Review Application and submit it to the Craven County Health Department. A proposed menu and scale drawings (blue prints) of the establishment, equipment, plumbing, and lighting will also have to be submitted to the health department. The applicaiton must also include the manufacturer's specification forms of the equipment (can be found on the manufacturers website).

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1. What are the normal hours of operation?
2. How do I apply for a septic tank permit?
3. What are the steps to opening a food service establishment?
4. How do I get a copy of an existing septic system permit?
5. How do I find my septic system permit on Craven County GIS system?
6. How do I apply for a septic tank permit?
7. What are the setbacks to my septic system?
8. How do I find a Septic Contractor or Septic Inspector?
9. How do I get a Food Vendor permit for a festival?
10. What do I need to start a catering business?
11. How do I register for ServSafe? What items do I need for the course?