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Food Service

Clayton County Health District - Food Service

Restaurant Scores

Environmental Health inspections help protect the public. Click here to search for the inspection scores of establishments near you.

Preparing for an Inspection

Prepare your establishment for a health department inspection under the Georgia Food Code.

Opening a Restaurant

The Office of Environmental Services requires certain documents to review your restaurant plans.

Food Service Permits and Applications

For applicants who wish to operate a new food service establishment, or if there is a change of ownership to an existing food service establishment. Applicants must also complete the required packet if the project involves structural modifications unless prior approval has been obtained from the health authority.

The organizer and vendors for a temporary food service event must submit this application 30 days before the event.

Mobile and Extended Food Service/Food Trucks

Pop-up Food Services
A Pop-up Food Service operation is coordinated through a Facilitator within a building or enclosed courtyard, not to exceed 3 hours in one day. A separate permit is NOT required for “pop-up” food service operations, only a Letter of Approval issued by the Health Authority.

Georgia Department of Public Health Variance and Waiver Information and Application

Under certain conditions, the Georgia Department of Public Health may grant a variance or waiver from the state’s Rules and Regulations for Food Service. 

Food Service Establishment Modification Application

To initiate a modification or remodel of an existing food service establishment, complete and submit this application at least 14 business days in advance and obtain approval from the Office of Environmental Services.

Food Safety

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