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Institutional Food Hygiene

Environmental Health - Contact Us


Please contact our Environmental Health Section at the number listed above for individual permit fees and requirements.

Program Description 

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County provides regulatory services, including permitting and inspections for the following types of food service establishments: Schools, institutions such as recreational camps, fraternal and civic organizations, bars and lounges that do not prepare potentially hazardous food, and detention facilities. Mobile food units that have their commissary on the premises of one of the above described facilities are also regulated by the Department. Similarly, temporary food events that occur on the premises of one of the above described facilities are regulated by the Department. All other food service establishments are regulated by either the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS).

Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.


Environmental Health - Food Safety and Sanitation

The above site contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Food Safety and Sanitation Program, including informational links as well as a link to 64E-11 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

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