Complete Food Service Application Packet
Must be completed and submitted by applicants to operate a new food service establishment or if there is a change of ownership to an existing food service establishment. This document consists of the three documents below.

  • Food Service Application Packet for Owners Only
    Must be completed and submitted by a food service owner to operate a new food service establishment or to change the name of an existing establishment. This document is a condensed version of the above document.
  • Food Preparation Review
    Must be completed by  food service owner/operators upon application for a permit or significant menu changes.
  • Construction Review
    Must be completed by food service permit applicants if an up-to-date facility plan review is not on file and by operations undergoing structural changes effecting food service areas.

Additionally, all new food service permit applicants must fully complete a Verification of Residency for Public Benefits Application before a permit can be issued.

Temp Food Service Organizer Application
To be completed by the organizer/coordinator of a temporary food service event operated in Cobb/Douglas County, except for events 120 hours or less that are sponsored by municipalities/non-profit organizations.

Temporary Food Service Vendor Application
To be completed by a vendor applying for food service permit at a temporary food service event operated in Cobb/Douglas County, except for events 120 hours or less that are sponsored by municipalities/non-profit organizations.

Temporary Food Service Checklist (For-profit)

Non-Profit Temporary Food Service Organizer Application
To be completed by organizers/coordinators of temporary food service events sponsored by a municipality or by an organization recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit organization.

Non-Profit Temporary Food Service Vendor Application for Permit
To be completed by the operator of a temporary food booth participating in a temporary food event that is sponsored by a municipality or by an organization recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization when the event is 120 hours or less.

Non-Profit Sponsored Temporary Food Service Checklist
Ensure that you follow these requirements when serving food in a booth (non-profits only).

Basic Requirements for Obtaining a Mobile Food Unit Permit
Details the basic requirements for the plan review and permitting of a mobile food unit.
 
Mobile Food Service Units and  Extended Food Service Unit Application
To be completed by all applicants wishing to operate mobile/extended food service units in Cobb/Douglas County.
 

Additionally, all new mobile and extended food service permit applicants must fully complete a Verification of Residency for Public Benefits Application before a permit can be issued.

Mobile Food Truck Event Organizer’s Application
To be completed by the food truck event organizer at least 10 days prior to the scheduled event.
 
Mobile Unit Route Listing
Mobile food unit operators must notify the Health Authority of the locations in which they will operate.  Any change in the locations listed must be submitted to the local Health Authority at least 7 days prior to changing the location. Prior to a change in location, the mobile food unit operator must ensure authorization has been granted from the local City/County government office (e.g. Zoning).
 
Fire Department Guidance for Mobile Food Units
Addresses safety concerns with gas-fired appliances, ventilation, electrical wiring and appliances, and general mobile food unit conditions.
 
Approved Mobile Food Truck Events for Cobb County
This is a list of Food Truck Events that have completed registration with Cobb & Douglas Public Health.  If you are planning to participate in a Food Truck Event that is not included on this list, please call our office at 770-435-7815 to confirm its registration status.
 
Permitted Food Trucks List (Updated July 27, 2016)
This is a list of food trucks that currently hold valid operational permits in Cobb County.  Since new food trucks may be permitted before the next time this online list is updated, please contact our office at 770-435-7815 to verify the permit status of any food trucks that are not included on this list.

For your convenience, we have outlined the minimum basic requirements for opening a restaurant, but please note these do not replace the requirements outlined in Chapter 511-6-1. Potential or current restaurant owners are responsible for all of the requirements outlined in this mandate.

Basic Requirements for Opening a Restaurant or Commissary
Sample Drawing and Equipment Schedule

These are examples of drawings and an equipment schedule so you understand what the Center for Environmental Health needs to begin reviewing your plans.

Additionally, all new food service permit applicants must fully complete a Verification of Residency for Public Benefits Application before a permit can be issued.