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Food Service Permit Information

A Food Service Permit is required for all restaurants, grocery stores, cafeterias, bakeries, caterers, food trucks, etc., as well as commercial child care facilities. The appropriate fee must accompany the permit application.  Home food preparation is not allowed except that which falls under the Texas Cottage Food Law.

Guidelines for New or Remodeled Food Establishments (link)

A Food Service Permit is not transferable and is valid for one year.  

The fee is based on the square footage of the establishment as follows:

Square Footage:

Base Permit Fee:

0 - 2,000


2,001 - 7,500


Over 7,500


Grease Trap Fee
(food establishments that have a grease trap must include this fee with their permit fee)

 Commercial Child Care Facilities  $200.00

Late Fee
Must be included with permit renewal if renewal is 30 days past due date.

Re-inspection Fee
Must be paid before a re-inspection
(in order to resume operations after being closed for unsanitary conditions).

 $50.00 - per occurrence

New Operation Plan Review
A one-time plan review fee for a new or remodeled establishment, in addition to base permit fee.

Change of Ownership
A one-time payment, in addition to the base permit fee, when an establishment changes ownership.

All payments must be made either in person at the front desk, via mail/delivery, or using the online payment system for renewals.  New operations and changes in ownership cannot be done online, they must be done in person or via mail/delivery.

To renew using the pdf form, you must include payment (including the late fee if applicable).  

To renew online, you'll need the street number and permit number to log in, and a credit or debit card for payment.

If you have any questions regarding fees, or experience any problems with a link, please call the Health Department during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday)  at (972) 744-4080.

 application button  online application button
 (printable pdf application)                                         (online application)


Last updated: 11/3/2017 2:32:55 PM