Environmental Health

The San Marcos Code of Ordinance section related to food protection & food establishments is in the process of being updated.

Please review the revised draft here and submit your comments and questions by emailing healthinfo@sanmarcostx.gov 

You may find answers to your questions on our list of Frequently Asked Questions 


Environmental Health provides education, enforcement, and develops resources in response to a wide range of issues which affect the environment, health, safety,  and the general well-being of our community. 


We promote public health and safety to ensure compliance with State and Local Health Codes, by permitting and inspecting a variety of food establishments, On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF), along with investigating different types of public health nuisances/issues within the City of San Marcos jurisdiction.
A permit is required in order to sell or serve food, whether at a fixed site, a mobile unit, or a temporary event. 

Permits are valid for one year from date of issuance and must be renewed in order to continue operation. Permit renewal is not automatic. To ensure your permit is processed in a timely manner please complete the application entirely and mail or hand deliver it, along with your required fee, to the Neighborhood Enhancement/ Environmental Health Division at 630 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos, Texas, 78666. The application is available at the Environmental Health Office or by selecting and downloading the appropriate application below.

Visit with a Registered Sanitarian

To visit with a Sanitarian, please make an appointment to ensure an officer will be available. To report a public health concern or to provide a compliment or a complaint, please call or email us! We'd love to hear from you!