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Food Hygiene Facilities Program

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

This program ensures food establishments regulated by the Department of Health are designed, built, equipped, and operated in a safe and sanitary manner.

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County jurisdiction includes food service operations located in the following types of establishments:

  • Schools (public and private)
  • Residential Facilities
  • After School Meal Program
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Civic and Fraternal Organizations
  • Theaters (that limit their menu to drinks, candy, popcorn, hotdogs, and nachos)
  • Bars and Lounges (that do not serve food)

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


It should be noted that public restaurants in Florida are under the regulatory authority of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Grocery stores and convenience stores in Florida are under the regulatory authority of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  

The Department of Health no longer has food regulatory authority in hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities, facilities licensed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, many group homes, churches, and other not-for-profit religious organizations.

For information regarding childcare facilities, please contact the Department of Children and Families. 

For information regarding group homes that serve persons with disabilities, please contact the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

For information regarding hospitals and nursing homes, please contact the Agency for Health Care Administration.  View the Agency for Health Care Administration's "Monitoring of Hospitals and Nursing Home Food Service Operations" notice.


Temporary Food Events


Florida Department of Health – Food Safety and Sanitation Program Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Department of Health – Food Service Inspection Reports and Data

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