Palm Beach County has more than 2,000 dining establishments, and to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of their patrons, each and every food/beverage service business is subject to a set of strict rules, regulations and guidelines.
The state requires all public food service businesses to undergo a rigorous on-site inspection at least once per year. These inspections are conducted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The inspection results must be kept on the premises, and you, as a consumer, are entitled to read them. All you have to do is ask.
On January 1, 2007, an ordinance of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners went into effect requiring establishments to post in plain view a notice advising customers that the latest inspection report is available upon request.
If you encounter a restaurant, bar or other food/beverage service business that has failed to post such a notice, you may report via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Palm Beach County Code Enforcement at 561-233-5500.
To report a business that has failed to provide its inspection report upon your request, please contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation via e-mail at Call.Center@dbpr.state.fl.us or call 850-487-1395.
Restaurant inspection reports may also be viewed on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Web site. Search by establishment name and be sure to enter the city in which they are located for best results.