Business Assistance Team: Health Department
The Loudoun County Health Department plays a key role in the establishment and operation of restaurants, caterers, bed and breakfast facilities, certain child care facilities, community pools and hotels.
Before a new restaurant can open anywhere in Loudoun County, the Environmental Health Division of the Health Department must be notified and paperwork submitted and approved prior to opening. The necessary forms are contained in the "Food Plan Review Packet," which is online:
Mobile Food Vendors
For mobile food vendors, a separate "Mobile Food Vendors Guidelines and Information Packet" is online:
(Note: Mobile food vendors must obtain a peddler's license from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.)
Septic System Questions
If you are interested in opening a restaurant at a winery or other location not on public water and sewer, the Division of Environmental Health needs to be contacted for a well and septic system evaluation prior to construction.
Health Department Contact Information
For more information, contact:Terry Morris, Environmental Health Technician, Ph: 703-771-5513