En EspañolFood Establishment LicensesThe construction and operation of all food establishments in Arlington County mustcomply with Chapter 9.2, Food and Food Handling Code of the Arlington County Code.Plans for new or remodeled establishments must be submitted for review prior toconstruction. The owner, or his agent, shall submit seven sets of plans to InspectionServices Division, Arlington County Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 804.Building Services (703-228-3800) will forward a copy of the plans to the EnvironmentalHealth Bureau. The Environmental Health Bureau charges a $200 plan review fee. Youmay view the Restaurant Construction Guidelines online at this site.A Health License is required for new food establishments or whenever there is a changeof ownership, and the license must be renewed annually. An application processing fee of$100, made payable to Arlington County Treasurer, must accompany the licenseapplication and should be mailed or delivered to the Environmental Health Bureau at 800S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22204.Applications are available from the Environmental Health Office, or you may downloadthe application here.All food establishments must have a Certified Food Manager on site during hours ofoperation. One may become a Certified Food Manager by passing a nationally recognizedtest and obtaining a Northern Virginia Food Managers picture identification card at ORSInteractive.For more information on safe food, visit the Northern Virginia Alliance for Safe Foodwebsite.Hotel and Motel Establishment PermitsTourist establishments such as hotels and motels are inspected to determine compliancewith health and safety laws governed by Commonwealth of Virginia Rules andRegulations, and to initiate enforcement procedures when necessary. Permits are issuedannually for the lodging facility. Additional permits may be issued for on site restaurants,continental breakfasts, swimming pools and spas.A Health License is required for new tourist establishments or whenever there is a changeof ownership, and the license must be renewed annually. An application processing fee of$100, made payable to Arlington County Treasurer, must accompany the licenseapplication and should be mailed or delivered to the Environmental Health Bureau at 800S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201.Applications are available from the Environmental Health Office, or you may downloadthe application here.
Massage Therapist LicensesPermit applications and renewals for Massage Therapists may be obtained in person atthe Arlington County Department of Human Services, Environmental Health Office, 800S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22204, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.You may call 703-228-7400 to request that the be mailed to you. Click here to downloadapplication.Applicants are required to bring the following items to the Department of HumanServices at the address given above: • A completed Massage Therapist application signed by the applicant and notarized; • Cash or certified check or money order (made payable to Treasurer, Arlington County) for $50 to cover the initial investigation fee, or $20 for renewals; • The physician certification form signed by a medical doctor stating that he or she has examined the applicant within 30 days of the application date and has found the applicant to be free of any identifiable disease which would create a significant medical risk to the massage subject; • A diploma or certificate of graduation from a recognized school or other recognized institution of learning that has as its purpose the teaching of the theory, method, profession, and work of massage therapists NOTE: if the school from which you received a diploma or certificate is not on the AMTA list (this list is attached to the Permit Application), you must submit the following information: o Transcripts that show the total number of hours for which you received training in massage therapy o The address, phone number, and name of the Director of the school • Two front facing photographs, passport size, taken within 90 days of the application date; • A copy of the State of Virginia Certification to practice as a Massage Therapist (note that a State Massage Therapist License is prerequisite for an Arlington County license). To obtain the State Application for Certification, including Virginia State Board of Nursing Regulations governing certification of massage therapists, contact the Arlington County Environmental Health offices at the address above. • FBI Record Check- Fingerprints may be obtained from the Arlington County Sheriffs Department, 1425 North Courthouse Road, 9th Floor, between the hours of 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Fee for fingerprints is $10 for first card; $5 for each additional card. If you have any questions regarding the fingerprint process, please contact the department at (703) 228-4460. Please note that the FBI record check can take 12 weeks or longer to process.A Massage Therapist Permit will be issued within 30 days after the Department ofHuman Services has received all the necessary documentation, including the FBI RecordCheck, and staff have verified that all conditions of Chapter 49 of the Arlington CountyCode are met. Massage therapy licenses must be renewed every two years from the date
of expiration. Please obtain and submit thirty (30) days prior to the day of expiration acompleted renewal application form along with required information and documentation.Mobile Food Unit and Vendor LicensesThe Guidelines for Itinerant Vendors contains complete regulations pertaining to vendingin Arlington County and are available online here in PDF format. Or, obtain a copy ofthese Guidelines from the Environmental Health Bureau of the Department of HumanServices, at 800 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, or by calling 703-228-7400. In brief,vendors require a peddlers/itinerant merchants license; and mobile food units mustcomplete a license application and a depot letter (both available online). These arerenewable annually in June. See the Guidelines for complete details about the applicationand licensing process, or request an application and depot letter from the EnvironmentalHealth Bureau (703-228-7400).Swimming Pool LicensesThe construction and operation of public swimming pools and spas in Arlington Countymust comply with Chapter 24.1, Water Recreation Facilities Ordinance , of the ArlingtonCounty Code. Plans for new or remodeled establishments must be submitted for reviewprior to construction. The owner, or his agent, shall submit seven sets of plans to BuildingInspection Services, Arlington County Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite804. Building Services (703-228-3800) will forward a copy of the plans to theEnvironmental Health Bureau. The Environmental Health Bureau charges a $160 planreview fee.A Health License is required for new swimming pools or whenever there is a change ofownership and the license must be renewed annually. Each swimming pool licenseapplication must be accompanied by a pool electrical certification, completed by a MasterElectrician, and an application-processing fee of $400 for year-round pools, $200 forseasonal pools, and $100 for each additional body of water. The checks should be madepayable to Arlington County Treasurer and mailed or delivered to the EnvironmentalHealth Bureau, 800 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22204.All swimming pools must have a certified life guard and person in charge on site duringall hours of pool operation. The person in charge shall be able to demonstrate his/herskills in the areas of water chemistry, hydraulics, microbiology and other relevant areasrelated to the safe operation of public swimming pools and public spas.Follow CDC Guidelines to ensure that you have a healthy swimming experience each andevery time: Healthy Swimming - English or Healthy Swimming - SpanishTemporary Food LicensesThe Environmental Health Bureau of the Department of Human Services issuesTemporary Food Licenses for special events such as fairs and festivals where food will be
prepared or served. Contact the Environmental Health Bureau at 703-228-7400 to obtaina copy of the Temporary Food service Application packet, or you may download theapplication packet. Each food vendor must submit an application and the $100application processing fee at least 10 days prior to the date of the event.Beer and Wine License: Permits the sale of malt and vinous liquors only to the publicfor consumption on the licensed premises.Bed and Breakfast Permit: Allows complimentary alcohol beverages to be providedonly to overnight guests during limited hours for consumption on the premises.Brew Pub License: Allows sale and consumption on premises of malt, vinous andspirituous liquors, and permits the manufacture of malt liquor on the licensed premises.Malt liquor which is manufactured on licensed premises may be sold for consumption onthe premises, sold to an independent wholesaler for distribution to other licensed retailers,or sold to the public in properly labeled sealed containers "to go."Club License: Permits qualifying non-profit corporations to sell malt, vinous, orspirituous liquors to members and their guests for consumption on the premises.Delivery Permit: A llows the delivery of alcohol beverages to locations off the licensedpremises in sealed containers. Permits are only available to off premises retail licenseesand to 3.2 beer licensees who hold on/off combination licenses.Hotel and Restaurant: Permits restaurants, and hotels with restaurant facilities, to sellmalt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public for consumption within the licensedpremises.Liquor Licensed Drugstore: Permits licensed drugstores to sell malt, vinous, andspirituous liquors to the public in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.
Mini Bar Permits: Allow a hotel and restaurant licensee (owner) who has a separatehotel facility, if located within 1,000 feet of its existing hotel and restaurant license, toestablish mini bars in guest rooms at the hotel.Optional Premises: Permits the sale on a licensed outdoor sports and recreationalfacility of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors by the drink to customers for consumptionon the premises.Public Transportation System License: Permits operators of a public transportationsystem to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public for consumption on theconveyances, cars, or planes of the system, or in private club rooms in airports or airportconcourses.Race Track: Permits racetracks with pari-mutuel wagering to sell malt, vinous, andspirituous liquors to customers for consumption on the premises.Retail Gaming Tavern License: Allows sale of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor bythe drink for consumption on the premises.Retail Liquor Store License: Permits the sale to the public of malt, vinous, andspirituous liquors in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.