Any per­son desir­ing to oper­ate a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, mobile food unit, sea­son­al food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, or retail food store or to renew an expired per­mit shall make writ­ten appli­ca­tion for a per­mit on forms pro­vid­ed by the Health Author­i­ty.  Such appli­ca­tion shall include; the applicant’s full name and post office address and whether such appli­cant is an indi­vid­ual, firm, or cor­po­ra­tion, and a part­ner­ship, the names of part­ners, togeth­er with their address­es shall be includ­ed; the loca­tion, risk fac­tor, cat­e­go­ry, seat­ing capac­i­ty of food ser­vice estab­lish­ments, square footage of retail stores, and type of the pro­posed food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store; and the sig­na­ture of the appli­cant or appli­cants.  If the appli­cant is for a tem­po­rary food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store it shall also include the inclu­sive dates of the pro­posed operation.

(A) Upon receipt of an ini­tial appli­ca­tion, the Health Author­i­ty shall make an inspec­tion of the estab­lish­ment to deter­mine com­pli­ance with the pro­vi­sions of this Code.  When inspec­tion reveals that the applic­a­ble require­ments of this Code have been met, a per­mit shall be issued to the appli­cant by the Health Authority.