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A general complaint or a foodborne illness report concerning a public food service or lodging establishment.

File a Complaint Online

Printable Forms

Consumer Complaint Form – PDF

DBPR HR 7003, form available to the public for making complaints concerning public food service establishments, public lodging establishments or elevators in Florida.

Foodborne Illness Complaint Form – PDF

DBPR HR 7004, form available to the public for reporting instances of foodborne illness resulting from eating a public food service establishment in Florida.

For seating restaurants; take-out/delivery or food courts (non-seating); caterers; mobile food dispensing vehicles; hot dog carts; and theme park food carts

Plan review is required for public food service establishments that are:

  • Newly built,
  • Converted from another use,
  • Remodeled, or
  • Re-opened after being closed at least 1 year.

Additional information about the plan review process including variances is available on the plan review page. If you are not sure if your public food service establishment needs a plan review, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.

Plan Review Application Forms

To apply for a plan review online or using a paper application, please click this APPLY link.

Plan Review Requirements – Plan Review Requirements PDF Version

DBPR Form HR 5030-082, cut-sheet used by Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ inspectors to inform food service establishment operators of the minimum plan review requirements.

Food Service

Alternative Operating Procedure (AOP) Application – Alternative Operating Procedure (AOP) Application Word / Alternative Operating Procedure (AOP) Application PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-049, is a content guide for public food service establishment operators to use to apply for an alternative operating procedure for minimum bare hand contact provided in the US Food and Drug Administration Food Code, Section 3-301.11. This form is meant to be a guide for proper application of an AOP, but is not required. The division will accept an AOP application in another format as long as all pertinent information is provided.

Alternative Operating Procedure Checklist – Alternative Operating Procedure Checklist PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-056, form used by Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ inspectors to record compliance with alternative procedure for minimum bare hand contact provided in the US Food and Drug Administration Food Code, Section 3-301.11.

Boil Water Notice Guidelines – Boil Water Notice Guidelines PDF

This special bulletin was developed in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Florida Department of Health to provide procedures observed while a “BOIL WATER NOTICE” is in effect.

Catering Brochure – Catering Brochure PDF

DBPR Form HR 5030-037, Guide to Public Food Service Establishment Catering Establishments, a brochure explaining licensing requirements for caterers.

Catering Brochure (En Espanol) – Catering Brochure (En Espanol) PDF

DBPR Form HR 5030-282, Guide to Public Food Service Establishment Catering Establishments, a brochure explaining licensing requirements for caterers.

Commissary Notification – Commissary Notification Word / Commissary Notification PDF

Form DBPR HR-7022. A commissary is a commercial establishment which provides required services to the mobile food dispensing vehicle. All mobile food dispensing vehicles that are not self-sufficient must use a commissary. At a minimum, the commissary provides for acquisition of potable water and the disposal of wastewater. The division is unable to approve plans for hot dog carts or mobile food dispensing vehicles that are not self-sufficient without this form. For more information regarding plan review, see our plan review page or our APPLY link.

Comments Sheet

DBPR Form HR 5022-042, has been retired and is no longer available. Comments are now part of DBPR Form HR 5022-015, Food Service Inspection Report.

Employee Health Responsibility – Employee Health Responsibility PDF

DBPR Form HR 5030-039, a guide explaining an operator’s Employee Heath Responsibilities.

Food Allergen Awareness – DBPR Form HR 5030-039 PDF

DBPR Form HR 5030-038, informational guide on Food Allergen Awareness.

Food Manager Certification – Food Allergen Awareness English PDF / Food Allergen Awareness Spanish PDF

DBPR Form HR 5030-080, cut-sheet used by Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ inspectors to remind licensees of food manager requirement.

Food Recovery Resource Guide – Food Recovery Resource Guide PDF

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services guide to organizations that have indicated their interest in participating in the Food Recovery Program, to provide surplus or excess canned or perishable food for the needy or collect and transport food to such organizations.

Food Service Inspection Report – Food Service Inspection Report PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-015, sample of form used by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to record inspections at public food service establishments.

Highly Susceptible Populations (HSP) Fact Sheet – Highly Susceptible Populations (HSP) Fact Sheet PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-044, informational fact sheet on the restrictions for serving Highly Susceptible Populations (HSPs).

Licensing Forms

New Operator’s Training Guide – New Operator’s Training Guide PDF

Non-Continuous (Partial) Cooking Guide – Non-Continuous (Partial) Cooking Guide English PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-102, informational guide for operators using Non-Continuous Cooking.

Non-Continuous (Partial) Cooking Application – Non-Continuous (Partial) Cooking Application Word / Non-Continuous (Partial) Cooking Application PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-101, is a content guide and sample application for public food service establishment operators to use in developing a written plan to use non-continuous cooking for raw animal foods as provided in the US Food and Drug Administration Food Code, Section 3-401.14. This form is meant to be guide for proper application of partial cooking, but is not required. The division will accept this in another format as long as all pertinent information is provided.

Risk Factors and Food Code Interventions – Risk Factors and Food Code Interventions English PDF / Risk Factors and Food Code Interventions Spanish PDF

DBPR Forms HR 5022-089 (English) and 5022-289 (Spanish) , a guide to important food preparation practices and behaviors that increase the chance of foodborne illness.

Safe Handling of Gyros – Safe Handling of Gyros PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-098, a guide available to restaurants that serve gyros to ensure proper and safe preparation and handling.

Safe Restaurant Operations Brochure – Safe Restaurant Operations Brochure PDF

DBPR Form HR 5030-097, a brochure containing important information about protecting customers and operating a restaurant in a safe and legal way.

Seating Change Evaluation – Seating Change Evaluation PDF

DBPR From HR 5021-103, a form to be completed by public food service establishments requesting an increase in seating capacity. Completion of this form by local authorities ensures that sewage and fire safety are evaluated before expanding operations. This is not a required form as the division will accept this in another format as long as all pertinent information is provided.

Stop Sale Order – Stop Sale Order PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-043, sample of the form used by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to stop the sale of unsafe foods at public food service establishments.

Temporary Food Service Event Guide – English / Spanish

DBPR Form HR 5030-034, informational guide for sponsors and vendors participating in temporary food service events in Florida.

Thermometer Calibration Guide – Thermometer Calibration Guide English PDF / Thermometer Calibration Guide Spanish PDF

DBPR Forms HR 5030-062 (English) and 5030-065 (Spanish), informational guide for use and calibration of food thermometers.

Time as a Public Health Control Guide – Public Health Control Guide English PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-100, informational guide for operators using Time as a Public Health Control.

Time as a Public Health Control Application – Time as a Public Health Control Application Word / Time as a Public Health Control Application PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-090, is a content guide and sample application for public food service establishment operators to use in developing a written plan to apply time as a public health control for potentially hazardous foods as provided in the US Food and Drug Administration Food Code, Section 3-501.19. This form is meant to be guide for proper application of time alone, but is not required. The division will accept this in another format as long as all pertinent information is provided.

Vibrio vulnificus and Raw Oysters: Are you at risk? – Vibrio vulnificus and Raw Oysters Risk Guide PDF

DBPR Form HR 5025-409, Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ brochure concerning bacteria derived from raw oysters.

Licensing Inspection Checklists

Fixed Public Food Service Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist – Fixed Public Food Service Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist PDF

DBPR Form HR 5024-017, helpful checklist for operators of new establishments to ensure they are ready for opening inspection.

Fixed Public Food Service Remodel Inspection Checklist – Fixed Public Food Service Remodel Inspection Checklist PDF

DBPR Form HR 5024-018, helpful checklist for operators of remodeled establishments to ensure they are ready for inspection.

Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicle Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist – Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicle Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist PDF

DBPR Form HR 5024-027, helpful checklist for operators of mobile food dispensing vehicles to ensure they are ready for licensing inspection.

Hot Dog Cart Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist – Hot Dog Cart Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist PDF

DBPR Form HR 5024-037, helpful checklist for operators of hot dog cart to ensure they are ready for licensing inspection.

Temporary Event Opening/Licensing Inspection Checklist – DBPR Form HR 5024-037 PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-057, helpful checklist for operators of temporary food service events to provide quick and convenient guidance on the minimum requirements for safe operation.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

HACCP Resource Page – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

HACCP Overview – HACCP Overview PDF

DBPR Form HR 5024-062 is an annotated index of the HACCP collection.

HACCP The Process Approach – HACCP The Process Approach PDF

This two page text from the US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, is an overview of the HACCP process.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points: Basic HACCP – Basic HACCP PDF

DBPR Form HR 5025-754, Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ brochure.

Good Retail Practices – Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ brochure PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-086, these activities are necessary for compliance with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Food Code and are necessary in order to develop a food safety system based upon HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).

DBPR Form HR 5122-085, instructions for completing HACCP Chart below

HACCP Chart – DBPR Form HR 5122-085 English PDF / DBPR Form HR 5122-085 Spanish PDF

DBPR Forms HR 5022-085 (English) and 5022-285 (Spanish), chart available to establishment operators for recording food temperatures during various stages of operation.

HACCP Plan Verification – HACCP Plan Verification PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-082, sample of form used by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to verify Hazard Analysis/Critical Control Points plans in public food service establishments.

Consumer Advisory – Raw or Undercooked Animal Foods

Consumer Advisory – Raw or Undercooked Foods – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-081 (English) and HR 5030-281 (Spanish): This warning is suggested to be posted in all public food service establishments serving raw or undercooked meat, eggs, poultry or seafood.

Consumer Advisory – Raw Oysters

Consumer Advisory – Raw oysters – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5025-131 (English) and HR 5025-531 (Spanish): This warning is required to be posted in all public food service establishments serving raw oysters.

Employee Health

“Big 5” poster – English pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-165 provides helpful information about foodborne illnesses and management’s responsibility when dealing with sick employees.

Clean Hands Save Lives – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-113 (English) and 5030-213 (Spanish), signs available for public food service establishments to illustrate effects of poor hand washing by food workers. Also see “Twenty Seconds Could Save a Life” below.

Did You Know? – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-161 (English) and 5030-261 (Spanish) provide helpful facts about employee health and sanitation.

Employee Health is the Manager’s Responsibility – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-101, sign to remind food service establishment managers when to exclude or restrict employees from handling food, equipment and utensils.

FDA Signs

Posters provided by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding sick food service workers.

Hepatitis-A, The Facts – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5025-149 (English) and 5025-549 (Spanish) are full page information sheets about Hepatitis-A, what it is, how to tell, how to prevent spread, and treatment.

Stop the Spread of Foodborne Illness – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-160 (English) and 5030-260 (Spanish), signs available for public food service establishments to guide food workers with symptoms of illness and prevent contamination, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Twenty Seconds Could Save a Life – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-112 (English) and 5030-212 (Spanish), signs available for public food service establishments to illustrate effects of poor hand washing by food workers. Also see “Clean Hands Save Lives” above.

Good Retail Practices /Miscellaneous

Heimlich Maneuver

Section 509.213(1), Florida Statutes: “Every public food service establishment shall post a sign which illustrates and describes the Heimlich Maneuver procedure for rendering emergency first aid to a choking victim in a conspicuous place in the establishment accessible to employees.”

No Smoking Except in Designated Areas – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-107 (English) and 5030-207 (Spanish), signs available for public food service and lodging establishments, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Smoking Permitted – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-155 (English) and 5030-255 (Spanish), signs available for public food service and lodging establishments, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Handwashing and Good Hygienic Practices

Cleaning Procedures for Vomit or Diarrhea

The Water Quality & Health Council provides posters on cleaning and disinfecting areas contaminated by vomit or diarrhea, available in English, Spanish, or French. Additional resources regarding cleaning and sanitization are available on their website.

Don’t Serve Illness – version 1 – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5025-132 is a food safety poster defining the CARE system: Clean, Avoid, Report, Educate.

Don’t Serve Illness – version 2 – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5025-133 is another version of the poster above defining the CARE system: Clean, Avoid, Report, Educate.

Employees Must Wash Hands Before Leaving – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-111 (English) and 5030-211 (Spanish), signs available for public food service and lodging establishments, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

FDA Signs

Posters provided by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding handwashing and good hygienic practices.

Food Safety… It’s In Your Hands – English pdf 

DBPR Form HR 5030-157 (English) sign available for public food service and lodging establishments, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Food Safety… It’s In Your Hands – Alternate plan – English pdf / Spanish pdf / Creole pdf / Chinese pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-158 (English), 5030-258 (Spanish), 5030-858 (Creole) and 5030-958 (Chinese), signs available for public food service and lodging establishments, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Handwashing Pledge – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-073, sign available for public food service establishments to post reminding employees of the importance of proper hygiene in handling food, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

When You Wear Gloves, Wear Gloves the Right Way – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-159 (English) and 5030-259 (Spanish), signs available for public food service establishments, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Protecting Food from Cross Contamination

The “Big 5” Foodborne Illnesses – English color pdf / English black & white pdf / Spanish color pdf / Spanish black & white pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-100 (English) and 5030-200 (Spanish), sign describing most common foodborne illnesses, incubation period, symptoms and prevention.

Safe Refrigerator Storage – English color pdf / Spanish color pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-098 (English) & 5030-099 (Spanish), sign displaying the proper storage positioning of ready to eat foods, unwashed vegetables and raw animal foods to prevent cross contamination.

Sanitization and Dishwashing

Manual Dishwashing Procedures – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5025-010 (English) and 5025-510 (Spanish) are posters showing how to correctly use a three-compartment sink.

Temperature Controls

Hot Tips on Temps – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-060 (English) and 5030-063 (Spanish), signs depicting safe cooking temperatures for various foods, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Improper Cooling is the Major Cause of Foodborne Illness – English pdf / Spanish pdf

DBPR Forms HR 5030-061 (English) and 5030-064 (Spanish), signs depicting safe ways for cooling foods, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Temperature Monitoring Charts

Cooling Chart – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-070, form available for public food service establishments to safely chart progress of cooling foods, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Cooking Temperature Monitoring Chart – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-074, form available for public food service establishments to safely chart cooking temperatures of foods, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

HACCP Chart – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5022-085, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Chart for public food service establishments with blanks for filling in data and brief text describing the critical limits.

Hot/Cold Holding Chart – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-071, form available for public food service establishments to safely chart progress of holding foods at proper temperatures, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Weekly Thermometer Calibration Chart – pdf

DBPR Form HR 5030-072, form available for public food service establishments to chart proper calibration of electronic thermometers, provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

BOILERS

Boiler Safety Reminder – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-02

EMERGENCY RECOVERY

Boil Water Notice Guidelines – pdf
This special bulletin was developed in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Florida Department of Health to provide procedures observed while a “BOIL WATER NOTICE” is in effect.

Emergency Recovery Guidelines – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2018-01

FOODBORNE ILLNESS BULLETINS

Raw Oysters Health Risk – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-05

FOOD CODE

Adoption of 2017 Food Code – 2019-02 (pdf)
Adoption of 2017 Food Code – Special Processes – 2019-03 (pdf)

SERVICE/RESTAURANT BULLETINS

Emerging Issues and Trends – Active Managerial Control for Food Safety – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2019-05

Emerging Issues and Trends – Truth in Menu – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2016-01

Bare Hand Contact and Ready-To-Eat Foods – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-06

Consumer Advisory/Raw or Undercooked Foods – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-09 provides guidance relating to consumer advisories regarding the eating dangers of raw, undercooked or unprocessed animal foods.

Ice Protection – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-04

Menu Item Misrepresentation and Product Substitution – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2012-02

FOOD EMPLOYEE TRAINING BULLETINS

Food Service Employee Training Provider Information – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2011-03

Food Employee Training and Food Manager Requirement – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-03

LODGING BULLETINS AND LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

Human Trafficking – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2019-01 provides information on legislative changes requiring Human Trafficking training for public lodging establishments.

2015 Legislative Changes – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2015-01 provides information on legislative changes effective July 1, 2015 for Risk-Based Inspection Frequency Reassessment, Delinquent License Fees, Temporary Food Service Event Licenses, Food Service and Lodging Reports and Veterans Accommodations.

Proper Sanitization of Dishware and Utensils – pdf
Industry Bulletin #2013-08

Bed Bug Guide – PDF

DBPR HR 5030-096, provided for information about bed bugs and their characteristics.

Certificate of Carbon Monoxide Mitigation

DBPR Form HR 5022-048, has been retired due to the transfer of regulation to the Division of State Fire Marshal by Chapter 2010-106, Laws of Florida, effective July 1, 2010 . More information is available on our website and FAQ webpage.

Certificate of Balcony Inspection – Fill-in PDF

DBPR HR 7020, form required to be filed with the Division of Hotels of Restaurants every three years by public lodging establishments with 3 or more stories.

Comments Sheet – PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-042, has been retired and is no longer available. Comments are now part of DBPR Form HR 5022-015, Food Service Inspection Report.

Guide to Vacation Rentals and Timeshare Projects – PDF

DBPR Form HR 5025-753, provides useful information on the requirements for Vacation Rentals and Timeshare Projects.

HUD Apartment Exclusion – Fill-in PDF

DBPR HR-7032, Attestation for Exclusion from Public Lodging Establishment License.  Effective October 1, 2012, the division no longer inspects apartment buildings that are currently inspected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are designated primarily as housing for persons at least 62 years old (elderly housing).  This exclusion only applies to individual apartment buildings, not entire apartment complexes.  The division still licenses and inspects any apartment building that is not inspected by HUD and designated as elderly housing.

To apply for this exclusion, complete this form and return to the address on the form.  If you are applying for a new apartment license, please attach this form with your license application.  If all of the buildings in the complex meet the above criteria, you may choose “Full Exclusion” and the division will not license or inspect your complex.  If you do not have an existing license with the division, you do not need to complete the License Number information on the form.

Human Trafficking Information Sheet – PDF (please also see related Industry Bulletin 2019-01)

DBPR Form HR 5022-104, provides useful information on identification and reporting of human trafficking. Public lodgings, by their very nature, provide excellent cover to human trafficking operations. Because of this, it is extremely important that hotel and motel staff members are educated on the signs of such activity so it can be reported in the proper manner.

Human Trafficking Public Awareness Sign – PDF (please also see related Industry Bulletin 2019-01)

DBPR Form HR 5030-083, was created as a convenience for public lodging establishments to print and post in an area accessible to employees. Please be sure to print the sign on paper of at least 11in x 15in (minimum size requirement, per Statute).

Licensing Forms

To apply for a lodging license using an online or paper application, please click this APPLY link.

Lodging Inspection Report – PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-014, sample of form used by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to record inspections at public lodging establishments.

Notification of Change for Vacation Rentals – Word / Fill-in PDF

DBPR Form HR-7010, optional form to notify division of additions and deletions to licensed units to be filed within 60 days of renewal with the division’s local district office.

Notification of Exception to Sanitization Requirements – PDF

DBPR Form HR 5022-045, optional form provided by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to be posted in public lodging establishments that do not meet sanitization standards for dishwashing in guest kitchens.

Notice to Guests

DBPR Form HR 5022-018, form that provides lodging rate information for posting in transient lodging establishments has been retired due to repeal of this requirement by Chapter 2009-195, Laws of Florida effective October 1, 2009.

Room Rate Schedule

DBPR HR 7019 has been retired due to repeal of this requirement by Chapter 2009-195, Laws of Florida effective October 1, 2009.

Smoke Alarm Weekly Test Log – PDF

DBPR HR 5030-095, form provided to help give lodging operators a model log to use for battery powered smoke alarms

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, Director

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

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