Why is the plan review and license fee separate?

Establishments are licensed by DPHHS, but the review and preopening inspection are completed by CCHD.   Therefore, the fee for the review and preopening inspection goes to CCHD.   Once the preopening inspection is complete and we approve the establishment to open, the license fee must be paid to DPHHS.  A portion of the annual license fee covers DPHHS operational costs, while the rest is reimbursed to CCHD upon completion of the annual inspection.  

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1. When do I need a license?
2. What other agencies do I need to contact?
3. Where do I get a plan review application?
4. Why is plan review required?
5. What does the plan review application require?
6. What are the basic requirements for a commercial kitchen?
7. How much does the plan review cost?
8. Why is the plan review and license fee separate?
9. Are licenses transferable?
10. What do you look at during a preopening inspection?
11. How often are restaurants inspected by the Health Department?
12. Do I need food safety training? Do I need a food handler card?
13. Can I use my 3-compartment sink for handwashing? Do I need a 3-compartment sink if I have a dishwasher?
14. Why is commercial equipment required? Does it need to be NSF?
15. Do I need a grease interceptor?