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Search Violations At Your Favorite Restaurant Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- You can search for restaurant violations at your favorite restaurants in Montgomery County, the District and Virginia.

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See attached video for tips on maneuvering the sites, like ignoring the District's request for a login and password (which are not needed).

Links to search the restaurant inspection databases:

Virginia's online restaurant inspection database: http://www.healthspace.com/Clients/VDH/vdh_website.nsf

How to report violations to health departments

If you identify a health risk at a restaurant, grocery store or other food establishment, a complaint to your local health department would likely result in an official inspection within 48 hours.

We've compiled DMV health department contact information below.

District of Columbia Health Dept.

web: http://washington.dc.gegov.com/webadmin/dhd_431/web/?a=Contact

email:  food.safety@dc.gov

phone: 202-535-2180

Montgomery County Health Dept.

web: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311

phone: 240-777-3986 or Montgomery County 311

email:  licregmail@montgomerycountymd.gov

Fairfax County Health Dept.

web: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/complaints

phone:  703-246-2444

email: hdehd@fairfaxcounty.gov

Prince George's County Health Dept.

phone: 301-883-7690 or Prince George's County 311

email: FoodProtectionProgram@co.pg.md.us

Arlington County Health Dept.

phone: 703-228-7400

email: ehealth@arlingtonva.us

Alexandria Health Dept.

web: http://request.alexandriava.gov/CCC/#tab=Categories&group=HealthHousingandHumanServices&service=HLTH_INSPECTS

phone: 703-746-4910

Loudoun County Health Dept.

web: http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?nid=265

phone: 703 777 0234 health@loudoun.gov