LOCATIONS

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE:

NORTH FULTON REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
     3155 Royal Drive
     Alpharetta, GA 30022

PHONE:
     404-332-1801


CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICE:

FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH at 10 PARK PLACE
ADDRESS:
     10 Park Place South S.E.
     Atlanta, GA 30303

PHONE:
     404-613-1303


SOUTH DISTRICT OFFICE:

COLLEGE PARK REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS:
     1920 John Wesley Avenue
     Suite 212
     College Park, GA 30337

PHONE:
     404-613-5579

FOOD SERVICE REGULATIONS

Environmental Health Services (EHS) is responsible for the regulation of establishments where food is served to the public within Fulton County. That includes public or private establishments which prepare and serve meals, lunches, short-orders, sandwiches, frozen desserts or other edible products directly to the consumer, either for carry-out or service within the establishment. The term “food establishment” includes restaurants, coffee shops, cafeterias, short-order cafes, luncheonettes, taverns, lunchrooms, places which sell sandwiches or salads, soda fountains, food carts, itinerant restaurants such as food trucks, industrial cafeterias, catering establishments and similar facilities by whatever name they are called.

There are over 5,000 food service establishments in Fulton County which are permitted and inspected by the EHS staff. We review and must approve the permits of all new establishments that open within the county. Inspections assure proper sanitation practices that minimize hazards from cross-contamination, improper cooking, handling, and temperature maintenance of foods, potable water contamination, improper garbage and refuse disposal, and poor insect and rodent control. EHS also investigates complaints concerning improper practices in food handling that could lead to foodborne illnesses. To operate, all Fulton County food service establishments must have a valid permit, proof of residency, and a current license from this department. 

Applications for Forms & Permits

Food Safety Education & Training:  Environmental Health Services offers the general public information and training on these regulations related to the serving of food:

General Instruction to Food Safety Training (Provides on-site food service establishment personnel training)

Rules & Regulations

Temporary Food Service Establishment (Special Events)—any event that attracts 50 or more people and lasts for 2-hours or more. Fulton County hosts more special events than any other county in the state.  This program has been enhanced to address any health issues that may be present at these events.  
  • Sponsored by a political subdivision of the state or by an organization exempt from taxes
  • An event that lasts 120-hours or less
  • Permitted by a municipality within Fulton County.

Requirements—Special Events organizers must have adequate provisions for the disposal of sewage and solid waste and have adequate drinking water available.  If non-prepackaged food is served, a temporary food service permit must be secured for each temporary food service establishment.  A “temporary” food service establishment is defined as one that operates at the same location for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Environmental Health Services provides inspections and permits for these events; however, certain Special Events that are exempt from the requirements to be inspected and permitted. 

Click below to download a Special Events Organizer Information packet. Packet contains:
  • Special Event Organizer Application for Exemption Status
  • Application for Permit to Operate A Special Food Service
  • Application for Special Event Organizer Non-Food Permit
  • Application for Special Event Food Service Vendor Certification
  • Fee Schedule
  • Booth Design Grid
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