Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Application Packets and Forms
PUBLIC FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS:
Seating restaurants; take-out/delivery or food courts (nonseating); caterers; mobile food dispensing vehicles; hot dog carts; theme park food carts; vending machines; and temporary event vendors.
All information on this page is current and was last reviewed by the division on December 24, 2008.
Licensing General Information
Licensing Information Checklist - PDF
DBPR Form HR 5021-012, a sample of a form the inspector will use during a public food service opening inspection. (May 6, 2008)
New Operator's Training Guide - PDF
A guide to food service sanitation, employee training and food manager certification prepared by the Hospitality Education Program (HEP).
Risk Factors and Food Code Interventions - PDF
DBPR Form HR 5022-089, a guide to important food preparation practices and behaviors that increase the chance of foodborne illness.
Temporary Food Service Event Brochure - PDF
DBPR Form HR 5030-034, informational guide for sponsors and vendors participating in temporary food service events in Florida.
|Due to Governor Crist's Plain Language Initiative, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants has updated its application packets and forms. Please make sure you are using the current forms to ensure faster processing.|
APPLICATION PACKETS CONTAIN ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS. Please mail the application and fees to the Tallahassee address on the application packet. Once you have completed the plan review and construction of the facility, and submitted the application forms and fees, call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 to request an "opening" inspection. An inspector in the H&R district office where the facility is located will contact you to schedule the inspection. To make sure that you are able to open your establishment in a timely manner, please call a minimum of one week prior to the desired inspection/opening date.
Public Food Service License Application Packet - Word / Fill-in PDF
-includes instructions for making application and DBPR HR-7007 Application for Public Food Service Establishment License
Temporary Event Vendor License Application Packet - Word / Fill-in PDF
-includes instructions for making application and the following form: