100 Glenns Creek Road Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-4269
Clinic Services (502) 564-7647
School Health (502) 564-7381
Emergency After-Hours Number (502) 875-8582
851 East West Connector Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-9336
Community Health (502) 564-5559
Environmental Health (502) 564-7382
HANDS (502) 564-5559
Home Health (502) 564-7383


Plans Process and Review

The Franklin County Health Department requires submittal of plans only on facilities that we REGULATE such as:

  Food Concession Stands
Food service
Vending machines
Retail Food establishments
Bed and Breakfasts
Retail Markets
Nursing Homes
Mobile Food units
Produce Stands
Farmers Markets
Food processing or storage establishment 
Salvage food operations
Frozen food lockers

food manufacturing and warehouses
Day-cares with food service
Boarding homes
Schools- Public and Private
Mobile Home Parks/RV parks/Campgrounds
Ear piercing studios
Tattoo studios
Body piercing studios
State Owned Confinement Facilities
Youth Camps
Swimming pools and spas
Beach Areas
Public Buildings- Recreational Facilities and Package Treatment Plants


Step 1  
Determine if your facility is regulated, from the list above
Step 2 
 Submit Copy of Plans, and Plan Application Form (Completed and attached)
     (Turned in during office hours Mon-Fri 8:00-9:30am) - Wesley Clark
Step 3 
 All restaurant/food service or any food related regulated facilities listed above must have the form
Information Sheet for Plan Review of Retail Food Establishments (Completed and attached) 
Step 4 
 Establishment must have our review and approval PRIOR to sending to the Department of Housing, Building and Construction, Division of Plumbing
Step 5          
 Obtain city/county municipal sewer grease trap requirements or sewer tap requirements and fees, please contact the City of Frankfort Sewer Department at 502-875-2448

*Fees for plan review at the Franklin County Health Department are set by the Franklin County Board of Health.  These fees are also based on whether the submittal is a New Construction or a renovation/addition to an existing establishment. 

All plans reviewed will be charged a $100.00 plan review feeSchools and youth camp plan reviews are fee exempt.

New Construction

  • 4 complete sets of plans are required for new construction. You will receive one approved set of plans back; if you wish to have multiple sets of approved plans back you can submit more plans. Plus a 1 Site Utility Plan, which must show all underground utilities (sewer, septic tank, lateral lines, water, storm sewer, gas, grease trap, electric, etc.).
  • If plans show a sewer manhole, lift station, sewer extensions, tapping into a package treatment plant or a private water source, then 1 additional set of plans for Division of Water approval must be included.
  • Public swimming pools/spas or any Division of Water approval must include 5 complete sets.
  • All plans with construction being served by a private septic system MUST have a passing/approved site evaluation from the Franklin County Health Department (please see "Septic Systems" on the Environmental Services home page).  A site utility plan must be submitted with the site evaluation application.

Existing Structures

  • 4 sets of plans required for existing plan approval.

State Plumbing Inspector

      Local Approvals cannot be approved on: Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes, Schools and Hospitals or on buildings where there is a CHANGE OF USE and any structure requiring Division of Water approval.

      If you are inquiring about the status or requirements for public building plans that the health department DOES NOT REGULATE,
      please contact:

      Kentucky Division of Plumbing
      (502) 564-0397 

      More Information:

      Questions concerning plan process, plan review, Contact our Environmental Dept during office hours
      Office Location:  851 East West Connector, Frankfort, KY 40601
      Driving Directions: When using MapQuest, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, OnStar, Etc
      Use: 100 Moore Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601 Then turn Right for FCHD PHC Building
      Office Hours:  8:00am - 9:30am
      Phone Number: (502) 564 - 7382
      Contact: Wesley Clark

      The Division of Public Health Protection and Safety is located within the Dept. for Public Health and is the Division which supports local environmental health programs.  This Division has five branches that support environmental health activities and programs across the Commonwealth.   For more detailed information on our programs and services please visit the Division Homepage at:  http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/phps/
         and   http://goo.gl/6Q3xgi

      Our Mission: Prevent. Promote. Protect. Franklin County.
      Our Vision: Live. Work. Play. Pray. Healthy!
      Our Values: Accountability, Dedication, Empowerment, Equity, Excellence, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect



      The Franklin County Health Department is committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. FCHD is an equal opportunity provider and equal opportunity employer.

      The Franklin County Health Department endeavors to make its Website accessible to the widest possible audience. Any problems with or questions about the Franklin County Health Department Website may be directed to the  webmaster.


       FCHD will be closed the following dates   FCHD Board of Health Meetings - Special Meetings  
      Monday   Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day         
      Thursday March 12

      Staff Development Day


      Friday April 10  Good Friday, Closed 1/2 day         
      Monday May 25 Memorial Day        
      Thursday  June 4

      Staff Development Meeting 

      FCHD Closed 

      Friday July 3 Independence Day         
      Monday Sept 7 Labor Day      FCHD Board of Health Meetings -  
      Tuesday Nov 3 Presidential Election Day    
       6pm at FCHD - Public Health Center, Available to the public online as needed to COVID19. 
      Wednesday Nov 11 Veterans Day     September 21, 2020  
      Thursday Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day     December 21, 2020  
      Friday Nov 27 FCHD Closed      March 15, 2021  
      Thursday  Dec 24 Christmas Eve     June 21, 2021  
      Wednesday Dec 25 Christmas Day        
      Thursday Dec 31 New Year's Eve        
      Frday  Jan 1,2021 New Year's Day