Food, Lodging, & Institutions

State Regulated Food Establishments

The following establishments are governed by state regulations. Permitting and inspections of these facilities are conducted at the county level based on state requirements.

  • Adult Day Care
  • *Child Care Centers
  • Elderly Nutrition Programs
  • *Food Stands
  • *Hospitals
  • Hot Dog Carts
  • *Institutional Food Service
  • *Local Confinement
  • *Meat Markets
  • Mobile Food Units
  • *Motels, Bed and Breakfast
  • *Nursing Homes
  • *Public Swimming Pools and Spas
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • *Restaurants
  • *School Buildings
  • *School Lunchrooms
  • *Summer/Resident Camps
  • *Tattoo Parlors

*Indicates that a plan review is required for this establishment (Plans for non-franchise establishments are reviewed by local health departments; plans for franchises are reviewed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) in Raleigh. Information on plan review as well as state rules and other information concerning the above programs can be accessed online.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture Consumer Services Regulation

Some food establishments are regulated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Consumer Services (NCDACS). Information concerning what types of establishments are permitted through NCDACS can be accessed online.

Fee Schedule for Plan Review/Permitting

Type of Fee
Amount
Restaurants (non franchises) $250
Food Stand (without seating) $100
Public Swimming Pools/Spas $250 (permit required every year)
Public Swimming Pools/Spas $150 (permit required every year)
Tattoo (Per Artist) $500 (permit required every year)