Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County
- 863-993-4601 or 863-491-7580
34 South Baldwin Avenue
1031 Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
The Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County provides regulatory services, including permitting and inspections for the following types of food service establishments: Schools, institutions such as recreational camps, fraternal and civic organizations, bars and lounges that do not prepare potentially hazardous food, and detention facilities. Mobile food units that have their commissary on the premises of one of the above described facilities are also regulated by the Department. Similarly, temporary food events that occur on the premises of one of the above described facilities are regulated by the Department. All other food service establishments are regulated by either the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS).
Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.
For any questions regarding the food hygiene program please call (863) 993-4601 extension 120.