Farm Produce Business (peddler, stand) License

Food Safety and Inspection Program - HHD1002
Contact
Houston Health Department
Food Safety and Inspection Program

Plan Review:

1002 Washington Ave, 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77002

Inspections and Permits:

8000 North Stadium Dr., 2nd floor
Houston, TX 77054

Plan review: 832.394.8848
832.393.5208
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$118.91
Admin fee
$29.72
Renewal fee
$118.91
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 hour

About

Produce Establishment means any building, structure or stand where only farm produce is sold or offered for sale, or, within a certified farmers market, a building, structure or stand where only farm products are sold or offered for sale.

A produce peddler means all persons, as well as their agents and employees, who engage in the temporary or transient business in the city of selling or offering for sale farm produce, or exhibiting the same for sale or exhibiting the same for the purpose of taking orders for the sale thereof, or who sell or offer for sale upon the public streets from any vehicle, conveyance or instrumentality making delivery at the time of sale of such farm produce and who have no established place of business for the sale and distribution of such farm produce within the city.

After Approval

Permit must be kept on premises.

Non-scheduled/unannounced inspections may be conducted.

Renewal invoices are sent 30-45 days prior to expiration date.

Additional Resources
Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Address of stand 
  • Owner's name, address and phone number
  • Property owner agreement letter 
Apply Online

To pay the invoice online:

  1. Click the Pay Now link
  2. Accepted forms of payment are credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
  3. Once payment is received, the permit will be mailed to the address on file
Apply in Person

You must apply for produce stand license in person at: 

8000 N. Stadium Dr., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77054

Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an invoice. Once the invoice is paid (online, in person, by mail) you will receive the license

Conditions & Exceptions

Produce (as defined) only

What You Need

An inspection is required and can occur after the permit is issued

Schedule by Phone

To request an inspection, call 832.393.5100.

What You Need

A renewal invoice is mailed 30-45 days prior to the expiration date.

It is the responsibility of the owner/operator to contact the Health Department prior to expiration date if an invoice is not received.

Renew Online

To pay the invoice online:

  1. Click the Pay Now link
  2. Accepted forms of payment are credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
  3. Once payment is received, the permit will be mailed to the address on file
Renew in Person

To pay the invoice in person, visit the following locations:

Houston Health Department
8000 N. Stadium Dr., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77054 

Houston Permitting Center (permit will be mailed)
1002 Washington Ave. 
Houston, TX 77002

Renew by Mail

To pay the invoice by mail:

  1. Fill out the bottom of the invoice and include the check (money order, cashier check, business check) to
    PO Box 300008 
    Houston, TX 77230-008 
  2. Once payment is processed a permit will be mailed to the address on file
Conditions & Exceptions

Any outstanding balances on the account must be paid prior to or at the same time the license is renewed. A zero due balance is required to generate the license.