License Fees:

License fees are based the below items which are referenced in Florida Statute 509.251, and 509.302:

  • License classification and size (number of seats or units)
  • County where the business is located. The division divides the state into 7 licensing districts according to county. Licenses expire each year at the following times:
    • District 1 – October 1
    • District 2 – December 1
    • District 3 – February 1
    • District 4 – April 1
    • District 5 – June 1
    • District 6 – June 1
    • District 7 – December 1
  • When the application is made:
    • Full-year fee: Each license applicant must pay the full license fee if application is made during the renewal period (about 2 months before expiration) or more than 6 months prior to the next renewal period.
    • 1/2-year fee: If application is made 6 months or less prior to the next renewal period, the applicant may pay the half-year fee. The $10 HEP fee is not prorated.
  • Hospitality Education Program (HEP):  $10
    • This $10 fee is added into the license fees below and used by division solely to fund the Hospitality Education Program

Application Fee : $50

The application fee is paid in addition to license fees when making an application for a new or change of ownership license.

Plan Review Fee : $0

Plan Reviews are provided at no charge.

License Fee Calculator:

To assist you in determining the correct fee, please use our license fee calculator.

Full Food Service Fee Schedule:

License Type

Full Year Fee

1/2 Year Fee

Permanent Food Service & Culinary Education Programs
Nonseating $242 $126
Seating
1-49 seats $262 $136
50-149 seats $273 $141.50
150-249 seats $294 $152
250-349 seats $315 $162.50
350-499 seats $336 $173
500 or more seats $357 $183.50
Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles and Hot Dog Carts $347 $178.50
Caterers $263 $136.50
Vending Machines $21 $15.50
Theme Park Food Carts
1-5 carts $262 $136
6-10 carts $273 $141.50
11-15 carts $294 $152
16-20 carts $315 $162.50
21-25 carts $336 $173
26 or more carts $357 $183.50
Temporary Food Vendors
Annual vendor $456 Not applicable
1-3 day events $91 Not applicable
4-30 day events $105 Not applicable

Need Help?

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

Rick Akin, Director 

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

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