Temporary food dealers permit
A temporary food dealers permit may only be issued in conjunction with an event or celebration as defined. Each physically separated booth, stand, table or tent requires a separate permit.
Permit must be kept on premises in public view.
Non-scheduled, unannounced inspections may be conducted. All violations shall be corrected at the time of the inspection unless an extension is allowed by the health officer.
In determining whether to allow an extension and the length of the extension, the health officer shall consider the degree of risk, if any, that is posed by the violation and the time reasonably required to correct it.
No extension shall be granted where any significant risk of foodborne illness is posed to the public. If violations are not corrected within the specified time limit, the health officer shall immediately suspend the permit.
All payments are non-refundable.
|Consecutive days at location||Fee|
|Late application fee||$59.45|
To apply electronically:
- Email the completed application and required documents to [email protected]
- An invoice will be emailed to applicant. The invoice may be paid online or by mail.
To pay the invoice online, visit the Health Department's online payments page
- Click on the Make Payment button under "Food and swimming pool fees"
- Enter the required information and complete your transaction
- Once payment is received, the permit will be mailed to the address on file.
Mail the completed application, supporting documents, and payment (cashier's check or money order) to:
Houston Health Department
Bureau of Consumer Health Services
PO Box 300008
Houston, Tx 77230-0008
If full payment was not included, an invoice will be mailed or emailed to the applicant. The invoice may be paid online or by mail.
Send the completed application and supporting documents to 832.393.5208.
An invoice will be mailed or emailed to the applicant. The invoice may be paid online or by mail.
Permit must be in conjunction with an event or celebration and cannot exceed 21 days.