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Georgia Cottage Food License - Application Summary

1. Gather Requirements

What we require on your application:

  • Download and fill the Application Form
  • Your physical and mailing addresses
  • A valid phone number and email address
  • Type(s) of product you intend to make
  • Documentation that you will be using an approved water source
  • A copy of your certificate from an accredited food safety training course

Application with all the documents should be emailed to [email protected]

2. Application Review

When you send us your application packet, we will review your application and contact you if we have any questions.

  • You will receive a visit from one of our inspectors to do a pre-inspection.  If the inspector finds any problems they will work with you to resolve them.  You cannot move further in the licensing process until you have passed your pre-inspection and your application has been approved.
  • Once your application packet has been approved you will need to apply online using the link below.
  • You will then receive an email requesting your S&V paperwork.

3. Get Your License

  • Once your S&V paperwork has been received and approved, you will be notified by email how to log in and pay your license fee.
  • When you pay your fee, your license certificate will be emailed/mailed to you within 1 – 7 business days.

Respond promptly to any questions or notifications, and make sure GDA can contact you if needed!

Get more information from the Georgia Department of Agriculture