The snow cone stand program consists of independent snow cone stands run by individual owners. Snow cone stands can be found in most areas of Oklahoma City. When you are ready to open a snow cone stand, find a suitable location for your snow cone stand. Our inspectors are assigned to each stand that is in their territory, and they will come out and look at your stand to make sure it meets the guidelines. If you are interested in opening a stand, you need to call OCCHD to get an inspection for your stand (or if you have any questions that need to be answered). There are requirements to opening a snow cone stand and they need to be followed with no exceptions. Snow cones are delicious treats enjoyed by people worldwide, and we want to keep them safe!
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Are there snow cone stand requirements and were can I get them?
Yes. Please download our Snow Cone Stand Construction Guide for more information.
Question: How long does it take to get an inspection once I meet all the requirements?
It depends on the inspector in your area and what they have scheduled.
Question: How old do you have to be to work in a snow cone stand?
The legal age that is required by the Department of Labor.
Question: Can we use a Portable Potty for a restroom?
No. There must be a letter from a facility that is nearby stating that you can use their facility for as long as they are open.
Question: Can we open our stand without the Food Protection Manager’s Certificate?
Yes. We allow at least 30 days to receive that certificate if you do not have one at inspection time. If you own more than one snow cone stand, each stand must have its own certificate.
Question: If my stand is new, do I need a plan review?
Yes, you have must have a plan review for a new snow cone stand. The cost is $200 dollars for the plan review.
Question: Can snow cone stands operate year round?
No. They are seasonal and are only allowed to operate 180 days out of the year.
For questions about snow cone stands or related information, please call Kyle Walker at (405) 425-4371or send an email to Kyle_Walker@occhd.org.