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Authority – Laws and Rules

The division operates under the authority provided by the Florida Legislature through the Florida Statutes. Florida Statute 20.165 establishes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Chapter 509, Part 1, Florida Statutes, governs the licensing, inspection, and regulation of public lodging and public food service establishments. The Division also adopts rules governing the licensing, inspection, and regulation of public lodging and public food service establishments. These rules are located in Chapters 61C-1, 61C-3, 61C-4 and 61C-8 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Chapter 399, Florida Statutes, governs the licensing, inspection, and regulation of elevators, escalators, and other vertical conveyance devices. The Division also adopts rules governing the licensing, inspection, and regulation of elevators, escalators, and other vertical conveyance devices. These rules are located in Chapter 61C-5 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Additionally, Florida Statute 386.207 provides the Division authority to enforce the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act in public food service establishments not licensed by the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and in all public lodging establishments.

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Contact Us

Please use our convenient online contact form to submit any comments and/or questions you may have. In order to better serve you, please include as much information as possible about the nature of your request.  To contact the division directly, e-mail us at dhr.Info@myfloridalicense.com.   To send information or questions directly to the Bureau of Elevator Safety, e-mail us at dhr.elevators@myfloridalicense.com.  To send questions regarding your restaurant plan review directly to the Plan Review Office, e-mail us at dhr.planreview@myfloridalicense.com. Many of your questions may be addressed in the Restaurant Plan Review FAQs. Please read the Restaurant Plan Review FAQs before sending us an e-mail.  To send questions or comments regarding the division’s administrative rules, e-mail us at dhr.rules@myfloridalicense.com.

 

Telephone

All Division offices: 850.487.1395

  • Our Customer Contact Center is open to serve you between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Fax Number: 850.921.8267

  • Please notify us in advance if you are sending a fax to ensure we are aware of the incoming documents.

Need Help?

All requests for public records, complaints, forms, and applications for licenses can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Steven von Bodungen, Acting Director

Division of Hotels and Restaurants
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Email: dhr.info@myfloridalicense.com