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Welcome to the Food Hygiene Program

Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County Environmental Public Health Program

By regulating sanitary practices among food establishments, the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH – St. Johns) Food Hygiene program is able to aid in the prevention of food-related illness within the community. This program ensures food establishments regulated by DOH – St. Johns are designed, built, equipped and operated in a safe and sanitary manner to minimize the occurrence of food-related illnesses.

Please note that DOH — St. Johns

DOES NOT REGULATE RESTAURANTS.

For more information regarding restaurant inspection and permitting, or to make a complaint against a restaurant or hotel, please contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395.

  • Establishments Routinely Inspected by DOH-St. Johns
  • Services Available
  • Permit & Service Fees
  • Forms
  • Program Information, Statutes & Administrative Codes
  • Helpful Links

The following establishments are routinely inspected:

  • Schools (public and private)
  • Theaters (that limit their menu to drinks, candy, popcorn, hotdogs and nachos)
  • Detention facilities
  • Civic and fraternal organizations
  • Group Care Establishments
  • Bars/Lounges that DO NOT serve food

DOH – St. Johns DOES NOT REGULATE:

**No state or federal regulatory agency licenses food operations from your home.**


For more information regarding restaurant inspection and permitting, or to make a complaint against a restaurant or hotel, please contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395.

Most grocery stores and convenience stores in The State of Florida are regulated by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services . If you have a complaint regarding food safety and hygiene at a facility please call 800-435-7352.

Contact Information

We are here to help!

Contact DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health.

DOH-St. Johns offers the following Food Hygiene Program Services:

  • Review of Permit Applications for regulated food establishment
  • Regular Environmental Health inspections
  • Investigation of food illness complaints
  • Investigation of sanitary nuisances
Contact Information

We are here to help!

Contact DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health.

Information on Permit & Service Fee’s is available by calling DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health.
Contact Information

We are here to help!

Contact DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health.

Sanitation Certificates for Department of Health-regulated food hygiene facilities are issued by the County Health Department in the county where the facility is located.

Program Forms:

When Applying for a Sanitation Certificate the fee is based on the type of facility you are planning — DOH-St. Johns can help you calculate the correct amount.

Additional information about Hygiene Codes and Standards is available at the The Florida Department of Health – Food Hygiene Codes and Standards.

Contact Information

We are here to help!

Contact DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health.

* Effective  September 26, 2018, Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code, "Food Hygiene" has been revised.* 

**You may find the updated version using the following link: Updated Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code **               


For more general information on the Florida Department of Health Food Hygiene Program, recent rule changes and other hot topics related to this program, please visit the Florida Department of Health: Food Safety and Sanitation Program.

To view the related Florida Statutes, please visit the Florida Legislature website.

To view the related Florida Administrative Code, please click on the following link: State Food Hygiene Code – 64E-11, FAC (PDF, <1MB).

Hard copies are also available for review at DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health Office.

Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.