FoodService Resource Associates, LLC

DeKalb County

We Provide a wide spectrum of Valuable Resources for the FoodService Operator.  You can find pertinent information and resources for Government Rules & Regulations, Commercial Services, Restaurant Equipment, Web Development, Educational Research, Health & Safety, Financial Services, Service Agents, Demographic Information, Restaurant Operation, and Trade Associations.

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Georgia Counties

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Avondale Estates Chamblee Clarkston Decatur
Doraville Dunwoody Lithonia  

DeKalb County Department of Health and Wellness

Documents,  Links, and Specific Instructions to Open a FoodService Operation in DeKalb County.

Business & Alcohol License General Information

Instructions and Forms for Business and Occupational Tax Certificate.  Alcohol License Information and Forms.

Alcoholic Beverage Permits for Servers

Permit Information
FSE Guidelines
Permit Forms
Permit Fees
Frequently Asked Questions

Alcoholic Beverage License Surveyors

Attach a certified plat of the proposed premises, prepared by a registered Georgia Land Surveyor, showing the location of all improvements and the distance from any church, school, alcoholic treatment facility, County park or playground, measured as required by the Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance.

DeKalb County Code of Laws:
The DeKalb County Code of Laws can be found on the Municipal Code Corporation website. Select the link to "Online Codes" under "Free Resources" on the left-hand side of the page. The publications are listed alphabetically by State. View your publication in the "Frames" mode unless you are using a Netscape browser.
State of Georgia FoodService Rules & Regulations 290-5-14  
Grease Trap Rules, Regulations, Sales, and Service
Restaurant owners call us first because we are not a cash advance or factoring company. We have nothing to do with your credit card transactions. The loan you receive is tax deductible resulting in lower overall cost of funds. The payments you make are fixed and will not change during the term of the loan – as your revenue grows you keep more of it.

Pre-Opening Checklist - FREE!!

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process. 

Available in PDF Format.

Start-up Tools & Templates - Start-up Business Plan Template, sample P&L, Cash Flow Analysis, Break Even Analysis spreadsheet and more.

Smallwares Requirements - FREE!!

A complete list of supplies needed to open a 100 seat restaurant.  If your restaurant has 75 seats, multiply the quantity listed by .75.  If your restaurant has 175 seats, multiply quantity listed by 1.75. (Available In Pdf and Excel Formats.)


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Secretary of State


(404) 656-2881

Welcome to Georgia-Official website of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, & Tourism

(404) 656-9306

Dekalb County Online:

Dekalb County Map

DeKalb County Finance Department
Division of Internal Audit and Licensing
Maloof Administration Building
1300 Commerce Dive, 5th Floor
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Map Link

Mailing  Address:
P. O. Box 100020
Decatur, Georgia 30031-7020

Office Hours-Monday through Friday
08:30 am to 05:00 pm

Telephone Number:
(404) 371-2461 or 371-2462
Fax Number

(404) 371-2946

DeKalb County Board of Health (Richardson Building)
445 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030
Map Link

Telephone Number:

(404) 294-3700

DeKalb County Fire Department

 Fire Inspections

Captain Randy Comans

Inspections & Plans Review - Instructions & Forms.pdf

Telephone Number:


DeKalb County Fire Marshal Inspections

By means of a Service Agreement, plan review and inspections for Life Safety Codes and ADA requirements are provided by the DeKalb County Fire Marshal's Division, located at 330 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, 2nd Floor, Decatur, Georgia 30030. For information and plan review, call 404-371-2899; fax 404-678-2430. Inspections are scheduled by calling 404-371-2611. Fire Marshal Information 
Fire Safety, Cleaning and Inspections


City of Avondale Estates

Map Link

21 N Avondale Plz
Avondale Estates, GA 30002-1317

Phone: (404) 294-5400
Fax: (404) 299-8137

Applications, Forms, code of Ordinances & Zoning ordinance  

City Ordinances


City of Chamblee

Map Link

5468 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341-2330

Phone: (770) 986-5010
Fax: (770) 986-5014

Building Permits

City of Chamblee
Occupational Tax Office
5468 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, Georgia 30341

City Ordinances

City of Clarkston

Map Link

3921 Church St
Clarkston, GA 30021-1711

Phone: (404) 296-6489
Fax: (404) 296-6480

City of Decatur

Map Link

509 N. McDonough St.

Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: (404) 370-4100
Fax: (404) 370-4105

Business License/Occupation Tax Information  
Building Permits    
Alcoholic Beverage License Download Fingerprint Cards (FD-258) Here  
Decatur City Code    

City of Doraville
Map Link

3725 Park Ave
Doraville, GA 30340-1111

Phone: (770) 451-8745
Fax: (770) 936-3862

Licenses and Permits



Setup Water and Trash Service


City of Dunwoody

400 Northridge Road, #1250
Atlanta, Georgia 30350


New Business License Application


Alcohol License & Pouring Permit

Applications can be submitted to the City of Dunwoody Finance & Administration Department located at 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA. 30346. Map Link

Download Fingerprint Cards (FD-258) Here


Sign Permit Application


Building Permit Application


City of Lithonia
Map Link

6980 Main St
Lithonia, GA 30058-4427

Phone: (770) 482-8136
Fax: (678) 526-0267

Quick Start

(770) 531-6340

Small Business Development Center-Atlanta


(404) 651-3550


(678) 277-8400

SBA, Small Business Resource Center

(404) 347-2441

U.S. Small Business Administration

(404) 331-0100

* Dekalb County Disclaimer

DeKalb County, Georgia makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of its Web pages, however, it is possible that some errors may occur when inputting information from its original source. Therefore, the information provided herein is without guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind whatsoever. Your use of and browsing in this Web Site are at your sole risk. In the case of any errors or discrepancies, including deadline dates for the submission of any materials, the official printed documents maintained in the various County departments and offices will take precedence. DeKalb County and its officials, employees and agents disclaim all liability arising out of your use of or inability to use the information contained herein. DeKalb County and its officials, employees and agents also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.

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Professional Services
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Restaurant Equipment 
Financial Resources
Security Systems
Cleaning & Maintenance
Marketing & Public Relations
Human Resources
Restaurant Operation
Education & Research
Health & Safety
Web Development
Commercial Real Estate-Brokers, Contractors, & Designers
Restaurant Operation
Service Agent & Repair

3520 Piedmont Road
Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30305

404-467-9000 (P)

404-467-2206 (F)

Pre-Opening Checklist

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process.  Available in PDF Format.

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Liability ● Workers Comp ● Liquor Bonds

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Liquor License Surveyors

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CPA's & Startup Business Advisors 

Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine

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Restaurant Equipment Supplies Drawings & Installation

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Exhaust Hood Cleaning Maintenance

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Contract Design Concepts

Layout Design Architectural Drawings

ARF Financial

Business Loans and Lines of Credit

Urban Enterprises
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