Food and Lodging Applications and Forms
Childcare and Festivals
Swimming Pools and Tattoos
Plan Submittal, Review, and Approval for Retail Food Establishments (such as restaurants, mobile food units, pushcarts)
Contact (704) 853-5200 for information regarding plan submittal, review and approval of existing establishments listed below.
- Food Service Facilities: Restaurants, Caterers, Food Stands, Educational Food Service, Elderly Nutritional Sites, Institutional Food Service, Meat Markets, Deli, Mobile Food Units, Pushcarts, School Cafeterias
- Lodging and Bed and Breakfasts
- Hospitals/ Nursing Homes/ Assisted Living/ Other Institutions
Plan Submittal Review, and Approval for Adult Day Service, Child Care, Limited Food Services, Residential Cares, Summer Camps, and Temporary Food Establishments (Festival Food Vendors and Festival Organizers)Contact Christina Rodite at (704) 853-5204 for information regarding plan submittal, review, and approval.
- Child Care Application
- Adult Day Service Application
- Limited Food Application
- Residential Care Application
- Temporary Food Event Vendor Application
- TFE checklist
- TFE Organizer Application
A "Temporary Food Establishment" permit is required to sell food or drink at a special event. This permit is issued in conjunction with a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition, or other similar gathering that operates for a period of 15 days or less. Examples are holiday festivals, traveling carnivals and special events.
For information regarding the plan submittal, review, and approval for a tattoo parlor or the permitting of a tattoo artist please contact (704) 853-5200.
All initial applications and applications for renewal of an existing tattooing permit shall be submitted to the local health department at least 30 days prior to initial issuance of a tattooing permit or expiration date of an existing permit.
Tattooing permits shall be issued in the name of the individual tattoo artist, shall list the address of the tattoo establishment where the artist will practice, and shall not be transferable to another person or place of practice. Please see Fee Schedule for cost of tattoo permit.
SWIMMING POOL PROGRAM
For information regarding the plan submittal, review, and approval for public swimming pools or if your Management Company or Billing Address has changed, please contact (704) 853-5200.
If building a new public swimming pool, a Plan Review must be submitted. Submit plans for new pools or for existing pool renovation to the Gaston County Health Department, 991 West Hudson Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052. Please see the Fee Schedule for cost of Plan Review.
Gaston County inspects and permits public swimming pools to ensure compliance with state rules.