Food Protection

Healthy Community

Food protection promotes a healthy community by minimizing the possibility of foodborne illnesses.

This is accomplished through:

  • Food establishment complaint investigations
  • Food establishment inspections
  • Food Handler Training
  • New food establishment permitting and plan reviews

Additional Information

We hope this information is educational, helpful and easy to use. For more information on food protection and food establishment inspections please contact us.


Anyone who wants to operate a food establishment within the city limits must submit the appropriate application and fee, and follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Following is a list of food establishment types:

  • Fixed Food Establishment
  • Mobile Food Unit (MFU)
  • Temporary Food Establishment
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"Portable" Food Units
Portable Minimum Safety Requirements (PDF)
For the 2018 renewal process, all Portables will need to meet Mobile Food Unit requirements specified in the 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules.
2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (PDF)
2015 TFER Summary of Changes (PDF)
Texas Department of State Health Services

Useful Documents

Food Permit Applications & Renewal Documents