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Food Plan Review Requirements

In the City of Minneapolis, you must follow certain guidelines if you plan to:

You will need to contact Minneapolis Development Review and talk to a Development Review Coordinator about your plans. Development Review Coordinators can answer your questions and give you the correct Plan Review Application and guidelines.

Business Technical Assistance Program (B-Tap)

Would you like help planning or opening a business in Minneapolis? The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) developed the B-Tap program to give consulting support to Minneapolis small and medium sized businesses.

B-Tap offers help on:

B-Tap webpage

B-Tap videos

Plan Review

In order for your plans to be reviewed, you must submit

The plan review fee must be paid with a check or money order when the plans and specifications are submitted.

The plan review application and guidelines can be downloaded and printed. Click on the following links to download: (NOTE: These documents require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view them.)

Plan Review Application Form (PDF)

Plan Review Establishment Construction Guide (PDF)

Equipment Use on Cabinets Chart (PDF)

Finish Schedule Summary (PDF)

Turn-Around Time

Plans will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Incomplete plan additions or plan revisions will be evaluated in the order they are received.

Site Evaluation

Minneapolis Environmental Health will only conduct a site evaluation after plans and/or a licensed application have been submitted.

A site evaluation will be done by appointment only.

Green To Go

The Minneapolis Green To Go ordinance requires food and beverages prepared for immediate consumption and to-go must be placed in packaging that is reusable, recyclable or compostable. Recyclable materials must be recycled. Compostable  plastics must be composted.

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Permission to Open

Minneapolis Environmental Health does not grant final permission to open. Permission is given by Minneapolis Business Licensing. Contact Business Licensing at 612-673-2080.


At least four weeks before opening, apply for your business license at Minneapolis Business Licensing. Business Licensing is located in Room 1, City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415. 

Before you open for business:

Minnesota Food Establishment Construction Guides

Find the Minnesota Food Establishment Construction Guides (PDF) at:


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Last updated Mar 23, 2020



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