Health Permits

  • Permit application and correct fee must be submitted together for any application to be processed.  
  • New establishments must apply by in person or email upon completion of their Certificate of Occupancy and are ready to open.
  • Permit fees are nonrefundable, and permits are nontransferable. 
  • All food establishment health permits are valid for one year and then renew every January, with the exception of Temporary Event Food Permits, which are valid for a period not to exceed 14 days.

Fees are based upon the type of service establishment: 

  • Permanent food establishments with dine-in (tables for patrons) = $285     
  • Permanent food establishments (schools, senior livings, and take out) = $285
  • Large Grocery/Department stores (Walmart supercenter, Target, Tom Thumb) = $855
  • Small Grocery/Department stores (neighborhood Walmart) = $570
  • Mobile food units = $ (Please contact Dallas County for permit/inspection)
  • Temporary food vendors = $50
  • Public swimming pools = $100

For additional information please contact Environmental Health Services at 469.429.4788