NCDEH recommends you visit our main office to review the facility’s file before purchase. A Business Advisory is required for all “Change of Ownerships”. A Business Advisory is a scheduled onsite inspection with one of our Consumer Protection Specialists. Any improvement to the facility involving food areas (storage, prep, cooking) requires a Food Facility Plan Check. Lastly, an application and payment for a Certificate of Operation (Annual Permit) are required. All forms and Applications can be found on our website.