City of Pembrook Pines Utilies Division
City of Pembroke Pines F.O.G. Program
Online Registration of F.O.G. Inspections and Pumping/Cleaning Schedules

The City of Pembroke Pines’ F.O.G. Program is a free service provided to the City’s food facilities, F.O.G. waste haulers and service entities to help them easily and efficiently register and maintain their required inspection and cleaning/pumping schedules in accordance with City Ordinance § 50.56 REQUIRED USE OF GREASE TRAPS.
All Food Facilities and Licensed F.O.G. Hauler/Maintainer Entities are to use the City’s F.O.G. Registration Program, to annually register, report and maintain their required inspections, cleaning/pumping schedules throughout the year, beginning August 1st, 2021, to verify and maintain their compliance with City Ordinance § 50.56 REQUIRED USE OF GREASE TRAPS.
Food Service Facility Registration Form
All Food Service facilities will register their facility in the City’s F.O.G. Program by completing the Food Service Facility Registration Form. The free registration of your facility in the City’s F.O.G. Program fulfils its requirements to establish a F.O.G. inspection and cleaning/pumping schedule. Once completed, a Food Service facility will be issued password access and instructions on how to view, manage and report their required F.O.G. inspections and service to the City, to assure the continued proper functionality of their F.O.G. system(s) and keep them in compliance with City Ordinance § 50.56 REQUIRED USE OF GREASE TRAPS.
F.O.G. Inspector, Hauler and Maintainer Registration Form
The F.O.G. inspectors, haulers and maintainers will register their company with the City’s F.O.G. program (Hauler/Maintainer Registration Form). The free registration of the F.O.G. service companies will provide food service facilities a list of service companies registered to provide F.O.G. services in the City. Upon registration, the F.O.G. service companies will be issued password access and instructions on how to view, manage and report the required F.O.G. services to the City, to assure the continued proper functionality of their F.O.G. system(s) to keep them in compliance with City Ordinance § 50.56 REQUIRED USE OF GREASE TRAPS. The acceptance of bulk inspections and service events using an electronic upload are available upon request, some restrictions may apply. Contact the program administrator
Why does the City of Pembroke Pines need a F.O.G. Program?
The EPA has determined that sewer pipe blockages are the leading cause of sewer overflows, and grease is the primary cause of sewer blockages. Even if accumulated F.O.G. does not escalate into blockages and sanitary sewer overflows, it can disrupt wastewater treatment operations and dramatically increases operation and maintenance costs for the City. In just over 3 years, the City of Pembroke Pines has experienced 595 sewer backups; completed 932 lift station/wet well cleanings at a basic labor cost of $49,112 which does not include parts, materials or equipment charges. For these reasons, nearly all municipalities require food service facilities to use some type of interceptor device to collect grease before it enters sewers.
The City of Pembroke Pines has made the use of this free F.O.G. Program available to Food Service Facilities and Licensed F.O.G. Hauler/Maintainer Entities to help and support the management of the F.O.G. systems operating in the City, keeping them in compliance of City Ordinance § 50.56 REQUIRED USE OF GREASE TRAPS.
CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA CODE OF ORDINANCES
§ 50.56 REQUIRED USE OF GREASE TRAPS. Any facility engaged in operations producing greasy wastes, including but not limited to preparation or serving of food for consumption by more than one family, shall install and operate grease traps sufficient to ensure compliance with § 50.01.55(H). Grease traps shall be inspected and cleaned on a schedule that assures continued proper functioning.
§ 130.99 PENALTY.
The violation of any provision of this title for which another penalty is not already otherwise provided shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both. Each day any violation of this title continues shall constitute a separate offense.
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