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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Effingham County Environmental Health (including Food Service Permit Applications)

Environmental Health Office
802 Hwy. 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329
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Phone: (912) 754-6850
Fax: (912) 754-0078
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Important Hepatitis A Information
Hepatitis A Info. for Restaurants

Applications must be submitted for new food service establishments, mobile food service units, and temporary food service establishments. Completed applications, along with fees, should be returned to the Environmental Health Division of the Effingham County Health Department, 802 Hwy. 119 South, Springfield, GA, 31329.
Effective immediately, Verification of Residency for Public Benefits affidavits must be collected from operators/owners of all new facilities that require permits from the state of Georgia or a specific county. This includes Food Service, Tourist Accommodations, Body Art, and Public Swimming Pools that operate for a fee. These forms must be submitted with the respective permit application and notarized.
The affidavit can be downloaded here:
Verification of Lawful U.S. Residency for License Application

Food Service Rules and Regulations
Rules & Regulations Food Service Chapter 511-6-1
Normas y regulaciones Servicio de alimentos, Capítulo 511-6-1

Food Service Forms & Information

Make sure food safety standards are being met to ensure the health and safety of patrons attending temporary events:

Food Service Certification Programs Offered by Effingham County Environmental Health

2021 ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course Schedule

Class: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Test: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The ServSafe® Manager’s Certification Program is the industry’s leading food safety and training and certification program and is a key ingredient to help food service operations keep their customers and employees safe. ServSafe® training also helps you understand and identify all the food safety risks in an operation and provides you with knowledge to do your job. This program covers the following topics

Registration form for ServSafe® Manager’s Certification Program:
Servsafe Flyer & Registration Form 2021

ServSafe® Food Handler Training (Schedule by Request)

An instructor will provide an approximately two hour educational training course that includes the ServSafe® Food Handler Guide, question and answer session and Certificate of Completion. The ServSafe® Food Handler Guide easily integrates food safety into any existing training program. This program offers in-house training for your employees in as little as two hours.

ServSafe® Food Handler Guide includes:

Servsafe Food Handler Training Registration Request Form

ServSafe Alcohol® Class (Schedule by Request)

The ServSafe Alcohol® program prepares bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, valets, bouncers and all front-of-house staff to effectively and safely handle difficult situations in your operation. Alcohol service involves many risks. Failure to act responsibly could result in fines, imprisonment, losing your liquor license, increased insurance costs, or losing your business. Prepare yourself to handle these risks with responsible alcohol training from a trusted and experienced source, the National Restaurant Association.

The ServSafe Alcohol® training and certification program will teach you to effectively do the following:

Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Courses 2021

Courses take place at the Effingham County Annex Building located at 768 Hwy. 119 South in Springfield.
Download the CPO Brochure & Registration 2021

For more information on any of the above certification programs, please contact Effingham County Environmental Health at

Septic Permitting

Effingham Co. Septic App Fillable