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Food Hygiene

Environmental Health

  •  352-622-7744

    Mailing Address

    Florida Department Of Health in Marion County 

    1801 SE 32nd Avenue 

    Ocala, FL 34471-5532 

The Department of Health works with food operations located in:


Assisted living facilities

Detention facilities

Adult day cares

Civic and fraternal organizations

Bars and lounges that don’t prepare foods

Theaters that limit their food service to items such as beverages, popcorn, hot dogs and nachos.

The Department of Health does not regulate restaurants. Most restaurants in Florida are licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You can contact them at 850-487-1395.

The Department of Health does not work with food service facilities in hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities, many group homes, and churches and other not-for-profit religious organizations.

For information regarding child care facilities, please contact the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Most grocery stores and convenience stores in Florida are permitted by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

If you are trying to make a complaint about the cleanliness, employee practices, or sanitation of a food establishment, please visit How to Report a Problem with Food in Florida.

If you become ill and you would like to file a complaint, please complete the Department’s Online Food and Waterborne Illness Complaint Form.

You can get information on Department of Health food service inspections at the Department’s Inspection Reports and Data page.

For more information visit the Department of Health Food Safety and Sanitation page.