A human’s first line of defense against disease is environmental management.
Environmental Health is responsible for the promotion and enhancement of public health as it relates to the environmental needs of our community. We strive to work with individuals, businesses, and the community through education, regulation, permitting, and when necessary, enforcement to promote a healthy and safe environment for all.
Environmental Health’s Core Functions
Please visit each county Environmental Health page for specific county applications and requirements.
The Columbus Department of Public Health is sponsoring a 2-Day ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Course.
*The course originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 and Wednesday, September 22, 2021, has been rescheduled. The new date is
Tuesday, November 16th, and Wednesday, November 17th. The time is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
The fee is $175.00. Please complete the registration form to attend.
Please contact the Environmental Health Office at the Columbus Department of Public Health at 706-321-6170 if you have questions regarding the ServSafe® Program.
ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC.
*FOOD SERVICE MANAGERS AND OWNERS – For the most up to date information on Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations, visit – STATE OF GEORGIA – FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
Note: American National Standards Institute (ANSI) food safety certification approved exams can also be found on the ANSI website.
NOTICE: Fee Proration will be discontinued for Muscogee (Columbus) and Crisp Counties effective January 1, 2022