Whenever a food establishment is constructed or extensively remodeled, and whenever an existing structure is converted to use as a food establishment, properly prepared plans and specifications for such construction, remodeling, or conversion must be submitted to the department for review and approval before construction, remodeling, or conversion is begun. The plans and specifications must indicate the intended menu, anticipated volume of food to be stored, prepared, and sold or served, proposed layout, arrangement, mechanical plans, and construction materials of work areas, and the types and models of proposed fixed equipment and facilities. The department shall approve the plans and specifications if they meet the requirements of this chapter. No food establishment may be constructed, extensively remodeled, or converted except in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the department.
Plans must be submitted for all mobile food units. Once the plans have been approved you can either begin construction on the unit or begin to make plans to bring the mobile unit into the city of Bismarck.
A plan review by the department generally takes 7-10 days. After the review is conducted you will be notified if your submitted plans meet requirements or not.