Commercial Grease Management

Forms for Food Service Establishments

Forms for Grease Waste Haulers

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Requirements For All Food Service Establishments

View Pinellas County Grease Ordinance

  • Must obtain an annual food service establishment permit from Pinellas County. Section 126-606 (1)
  • Grease interceptors must be pumped empty with no decanting, skimming or backwashing allowed. Section 126-613 (2)
  • Grease interceptors must be pumped at least every 30 days unless the county has approved a variance. Section 126-613 (3)
  • Must verify all pumping events by signing grease waste service record. Section 126-619 (2)
  • Grease interceptor pumping may only be done by a hauler permitted by Pinellas County. Section 126-613 (1)
  • Grease traps must be cleaned weekly and recorded in a log. Section 126-613 (4)
  • All grease producing fixtures must be connected to a grease interceptor or grease trap. (sinks, dishwashers, etc.) Section 126-611 (1)
  • All grease interceptors must be properly maintained. Section 126-613 (2)
  • Must maintain a record of all grease interceptor cleaning and service on site for a period of three years. Section 126-619 (3)
  • Are subject to inspection by Pinellas County personnel.
  • New or upgraded grease interceptor or grease trap design must meet Florida Building Code requirements. Section 126-612 (2)

Requirements For Existing Food Service Establishments

  • If the establishment does not currently have a grease interceptor, one must be installed. Section 126-611 (2)
  • If the establishments existing grease interceptor or grease trap does not meet ordinance design guidelines, it must be upgraded upon significant building design changes or if the establishment causes harm to public sewer lines. Section 126-611 (3)

Requirements For New Food Service Establishments

  • All grease interceptors shall be designed according to ordinance design guidelines and approved by the plumbing official. Section 126-611 (3)

For more information, call 727-582-2379.