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GENERAL INFORMATION/INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR A HEALTH PERMIT:

  • Permit application and correct fee must be submitted together for an application to be processed. 
  • New establishments should apply for their permit when they are ready to open
  • Permit fees are nonrefundable, and permits are nontransferable. 
  • Permits are valid for one year from the date of application, with the exception for Temporary Event Food Permits, which are valid for a period not to exceed 14 days.
  • Online applications require a credit/debit card. 
    (appears as HEALTH ONLINE on your credit card statement.  Disputing this charge may result in revocation of your Health Permit and/or NSF fee).

FOOD ESTABLISHMENT/RESTAURANT

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     (RENEWALS only)

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 Permit Fee: see application or online renewal

A Food Service Permit is required for all restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, etc., in addition to commercial child care facilities.   The permit is valid for one year.

New establishments or change of ownership cannot be submitted online.  New establishments should apply for their permit when they are ready to open.

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TEMPORARY/SPECIAL EVENT
FOOD SERVICE VENDOR

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(for exempt and nonexempt)

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Permit Fee:  $50.00

A Temporary Food Service Permit is required for all  food vendors  participating in a temporary, short term,  event that is open to the public (Wildflower Festival, Cottonwood Arts Festival, etc.).  A Temporary Permit....

  • is valid for a period not to exceed 14 days
  • is NOT required for private events
  • is NOT required for nonfood vendors
  • fee is exempt for nonprofit/charitable events

Application must be received at least five business days prior to the event. 

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OPEN AIR MARKET VENDOR

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Permit Fee varies based on type of permit:
Food Vendor:  $50.00*
Concession Food Vendor:  $250.00*
Non-food Vendor:  No Annual Fee

*Incomplete or unpaid applications
will NOT be processed.

The Temporary Open Air Market Operator and vendors approved by the operator, are required to obtain a health permit.  Vendors approved by the operator are responsible for obtaining a permit consistent with their type.

 A Temporary Open Air Market vendor is different than a vendor operating at a temporary festival or other short term event (see Temporary/Special Event Permit above for more information).

The permit is valid for one year.

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FOOD TRUCK (MOBILE FOOD VENDOR )

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(must pay in person at time of inspection)

An appointment is required:  
(972) 744-4077

Annual Permit Fee:   
$200.00  Prepackaged
$350.00  Food preparation

A Mobile Vendor Permit  is required for all mobile food vendors. Permit is valid for one year.  Mobile food vendors...

  • are self-contained motorized vehicles
  • are either prepackaged/catering/ice cream; or, food preparation
  • are required to obtain a Solicitor Permit from the Police Department IF operating on any public right-of-way

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REGISTERED FAMILY HOME

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    (RENEWALS only)

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Annual Permit Fee:  $50.00

A Registered Family Home Permit is required for all in-home child care providers.

Permit is valid for one year.

New caregivers must apply in person or by mail and schedule a preliminary inspection.

An application may also be required by the State of Texas, depending on the number of children in care.

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PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL

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   (Renewals Only)

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Annual Permit Fee: $150.00
(for each pool/spa on the property)

A Public/Semi-public Swimming Pool Permit is required for all properties that have a swimming pool accessible:

  • to community residents; or,
  • to the public. 

Permit is valid for one year.  Annual renewal notices are mailed out each May. 

You can now be renew online.  You will need the street number of the location of the pool(s) and the permit number associated with the property.

LIQUID WASTE HAULER

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Permit Fee:  $150.00
Trip Ticket Books:  $15.00 each

An appointment is required:
(972) 744-4076

A Liquid Waste Hauler Permit is required for all liquid waste transporters. 

Permit is valid for one year.

Trip ticket books are required and are available at the Health Department (20 tickets per book).  An inspection of the truck is required.  Please bring completed application and permit fee with you to your appointment.

 

 Health Permit fees are nonrefundable, and permits are nontransferable.

Last updated: 2/5/2016 8:39:09 AM