• 22 S. State St. Clearfield, UT 84015
  • Main : (801) 525-5000
  • M-F 8am to 5pm


Food Establishments


The majority of food service operations are permitted as Food Establishments, which are the traditional brick and mortar restaurants.

To access a list of general requirements for food establishments, refer to the Restaurant General Guidelines. Refer to our Food Handler Permit webpage for information regarding food handler permits.

Obtaining a Permit to Operate

In order to obtain a permit to operate as a Food Establishment you must submit a full set of plans along with a completed Food Establishment Permit Application, full menu, Risk Assessment and plan review fee ($400). Plans should be scaled to 1/4 inch per foot and must include equipment specification sheets and plumbing, lighting, and finish schedules. After construction has been completed, the establishment must then schedule and pass a Pre-Opening Inspection and pay the site review fee ($800). The cost of a permit to operate depends on the risk category of the Food Establishment:

Risk 1............ 
Risk 2............ $260
Risk 3............ $345
Risk 4............ $430
Risk 5............ $600


Remodeling an Existing Food Establishment

A full set of plans for the remodel are required, along with a completed Food Establishment Permit Application and plan review fee ($400). If you are planning to renovate less than half of the existing food service establishment then you may qualify for the limited plan review fee ($150). An updated menu will also be required if there are any menu changes associated with the remodel.

Change of Ownership

Food Establishment Permits are not transferrable between owners. Any time a change of ownership occurs, the new owners must obtain a new permit to operate. The first step in this process is to apply for a permit by submitting a completed Food Establishment Permit Application, menu, and paying the change of ownership fee ($150). Our staff will then process your application, assess the risk category, and schedule an on-site inspection with you.

The Change of Ownership Fee allows for up to two (2) on-site inspections to ensure compliance with the Davis County Board of health Food Service Sanitation Regulation prior to being issued a permit. After successfully passing a pre-opening inspection, operating fees must be paid and a permit to operate will be issued.

If the establishment has not made any changes to the kitchen and has not been closed down for any period of time, the new owners may be granted a grace period of thirty (30) days to operate while approval is pending for their permit to operate. If the establishment has had a discontinuance of service, a permit to operate must be provided to continue operations.


Food Establishment Applications and Resources


Contact Information

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
Environmental Health Services Division
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5128 :: Main
(801) 525-5119 :: Fax

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