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(a) Except as provided in (b), No person shall erect, construct, enlarge or alter a food establishment without first submitting to the Health Officer plans (drawings) which clearly show and describe the amount and character of the work proposed and without first receiving Division approval of submitted plans. Such plans shall include floor plan, equipment plan and specifications, wall, floor and ceiling finishes and plans and specifications for food service kitchen ventilation. Submitted plans shall give all information necessary to show compliance with applicable health codes. Submitted plans shall be retained by the Health Officer.

(b) At the option of the Health Officer, plans need not be submitted to execute minor alterations. Minor alterations include, but are not limited to, the replacing or recovering of existing floor, wall, or ceiling coverings, or other cosmetic or decorating activities.

(c) Any plans approved by the Division shall not be changed or modified unless the Health Officer has reviewed and approved the modifications or changes. [Code § 16.01-12, 2018.]