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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Food Services

Environmental Health

  •   772-873-4931



    Mailing Location

    Department of Health in St Lucie County 

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St Lucie, FL 34983


    Physical Location

    3855 South US 1 

    Fort Pierce, FL 34982

The Health Department is authorized under Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code to inspect and permit limited and institutional types of food service establishments. The department inspects food preparation at adult living facilities, schools, movie theaters, civic and fraternal organizations, and bars and lounges. Staff certification is required by Chapter 381, Florida Statute and is regulated through Chapter 64E-18 Florida Administrative Code.  The Health Department investigates reported cases of food-related illnesses in conjunction with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) who inspect restaurants, and the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, who inspect grocery and convenience stores. Complaints regarding restaurants can be registered with the DBPR/Division of Hotels and Restaurants at (850) 487-1395. Concerns with grocery and convenience stores can be referred to the Dept. of Agriculture at (800) 435-7352. Inspections are based on monitoring and checking critical elements such as proper handling, temperatures, cross contamination and cleanliness.

Helpful Links

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Food Safety

Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Division of Hotels and Restaurants

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Inspection Reports and Data

More Information on Food Safety and Sanitation