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Food: Food Establishment Plumbing Permitting Requirements

All food establishments must follow the plumbing requirements set forth by the Division of Public Health and submit a plan review for approval.

The mission of the plumbing program is to carry out and enforce the Delaware plumbing code in conformance with basic plumbing principles and regulatory requirements. The program accomplishes its mission by providing for the adoption and promulgation of suitable rules and regulations for the construction of plumbing facilities where mandated. The program provides a mechanism for the issuance of permits to Delaware licensed plumbers and homeowners whenever plumbing takes place, enforces plumbing codes and regulations, handing down penalties when appropriate. This program covers plumbing installations statewide except where there are local jurisdictions. Contractors and homeowners working on plumbing projects in jurisdictions with their own plumbing programs should contact the appropriate local office or county office regarding permit information.

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Department: Health and Social Services

Division: Public Health

Office: Office of Food Protection


180 days



Application Form

Apply Online


Apply Online (Fillable)

Facilities complete forms and return to the OE

Renewal Form

N/A, these are one time reviews. No Renewals for plan reviews

Renewal Form (Fillable)

N/A, these are one time reviews. No Renewals for plan reviews

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


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This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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