Public Food Service and Lodging Establishment Definitions

The division licenses and regulates certain public food service establishments and public lodging establishments in Florida. Choose from the categories below for more information on the division’s food service and lodging regulation program.

Food Service Establishment
Lodging Establishment

Food Service and Lodging Information:

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.

Complaints and Complaint Issues
District Offices
Enforcement Actions
Food Service Plan Review
Hotels and Restaurants Advisory Council
Hospitality Education Program (HEP)
Inspections
Statutes & Rules
Reports & Statistics, including:

Food Safety Related Links:

Testing and Training

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