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Food Service


Restaurant Inspections: Where can I view the latest inspections for a restaurant?

Click here to see scores

How can I report a complaint or concern? click here to use our online complaint form.


Click here to contact your county environmental health office


If you are a food service employee, owner or manager, we have important training information and resources for you.

Access our Food Service Training Portal

Are you a food service employee, owner or manager, and you have a question for us? Please fill out this contact form and we’ll get back with you shortly.


Download this pdf file. Food Service Rules and Regulations (511-6-1)  Effective 11/1/2015, Revised 2/24/23 to reflect changes as it relates to the authorization of mobile food service establishments from HB1443, to reflect changes to the definition of “Food Service Establishment” from SB 345, 9/17/18 to add a provision for “pop-up” restaurants, and 10/21/18 to reflect changes in catering operations to accommodate the motion picture industry.

Download this pdf file. Food Rules in Spanish
Does not include the 2/24/23 revision or the 9/16/20 revision that reflect changes to the definition of “Food Service Establishment” from SB 345.


What do I need to do prior to opening a Food Service? (Including but not limited to the following):

Submit at least fourteen (14) days prior to beginning construction/remodeling:

Are there any guidelines on how to design and construct a new facility? Design, Installation and Construction Manual

NEW: Brewery Food Service Information

If you are a brewery and need more information about obtaining a food service permit to sell food at your establishment, please contact your local Environmental Health.

Click here for additional details.


READ THIS FIRST Download this pdf file. Frequently Asked Questions



Food Safety Courses:

Accredited Food Safety Courses

Serv Safe Online Courses

Additional Resources:

Food Analysis Companies

Sign up for Food Recalls and Alerts or FDA Food Recalls

Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods

GA Dept. of Agriculture’s Cottage Food Program

GA Smoke Free Act for Business Owners