Georgia Department of Agriculture

Building Plan Reviews(New Construction, Remodels and Conversions)

RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS:  Please use the link provided below, and email Retail Food Sales Establishment building plans in a PDF* format to:

Retail Food Establishment Building Plan Reviews
Building Plans and Blueprint reviews are conducted prior to new construction, renovations, or conversions of existing structures. This ensures the facility will meet the basic requirements of the Department’s regulations. Building plan reviews are required in order to determine whether the firm requires licensing from the Department, if the firm’s operations are within the scope of the Department’s regulations, and that the facilities provided are adequate for the food that is being produced and/or sold on the premises. The Department of Agriculture’s Retail Food Program requires the following plans to be submitted for review; Floor Plan, Plumbing Plan, Equipment Plan(including cut sheets), and a Finish Plan(materials used on your floors, walls, and ceilings). The Retail Food Program has 7-10 days to complete the building plan reviews upon receipt of the required sheets.
*Please note that due to security protocols, the Department of Agriculture reserves the right to refuse files submitted via cloud or server-based platforms such as Amazon WorkDocs, Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, Filecloud, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. PDF formatted files are the preferred method, please do not send full sets of printed drawings, the cost to print and in turn dispose of is an unnecessary expense.  

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