Applications

ATTENTION:  Only fully completed applications will be accepted for processing.  The plan review fee and annual inspection fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted.  If assistance is needed, you may contact your assigned inspector to arrange an appointment.

All applicants are advised to review the following list of agencies that need to be contacted when opening a new food service facility:

City and County Contacts for New Food Service Establishments

Complete Food Service Application Packet (Required)
This packet must be completed and submitted by all applicants who wish to operate a new food service establishment or if there is a change of ownership to an existing food service establishment. For projects involving structural modifications, a completed food service application packet is required unless prior approval has been obtained from the health authority.

The packet consists of the following three documents:

  • Food Service Ownership and Billing Information
    This section of the packet must be completed and submitted by the food service owner or their authorized agent to operate a new food service establishment or to change the name of an existing establishment. 
  • Food Preparation Review
    This section of the packet must be completed by a person who has knowledge of how food will be prepared and served in the establishment.
  • Construction Review
    This section of the packet must be completed by new food service permit applicants and by operations undergoing structural modifications affecting food service areas.

Note:  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 a county, municipality, or non-profit organization.

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 a county, municipality, or non-profit organization.

Temporary Food Service Checklist (For-profit)

The documents below pertain to a temporary food event that is sponsored by a county/municipality or by an organization recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization when the event is 120 hours or less.  Health department inspections are only conducted upon the request of the county/municipality of jurisdiction.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nonprofit Sponsored Temporary Food Events

Checklist for Self-Inspection of a Nonprofit Temporary Food Vendor Operation
To assist with compliance with the food safety requirements pertaining to non-profit temporary food vending, please ensure that this document is reviewed and complied with prior to and during the event as applicable.

Nonprofit Temporary Food Service Vendor Information Record [for events lasting 120 hours or less]
To be completed by the operator of a food booth participating in a temporary food event that is sponsored by a county/municipality or by an organization recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization when the event is 120 hours or less.

County and Municipal Contacts for Nonprofit Temporary Food Events