Houston Health Department

Bureau of Consumer Health Services


Click here to schedule your next food truck inspection.Scheduling your food truck inspection is now easier than ever. Our new, online appointment system lets you join the line from anywhere, wait wherever you want, receive wait time updates, and get notified when it's your turn.

Visit our mobile unit inspection page to learn more.


Become a certified food manager or certified food handler online. Click here!The Houston Health Department's Food Manager and Food Handler Certificate classes prepare and certify individuals to become food service managers and handlers.

Available online training:



The Bureau of Consumer Health Services strives to protect the health of the communities we serve through education and enforcement of local, state, and federal public health and environmental rules and standards as they relate to city regulated waste, food safety, swimming pool safety, and ambulance services.

We also strive to prevent foodborne illness, drownings and waterborne illnesses, and protect the environment against sanitary sewer overflow and other discharges.

Find Houston ordinances for Food (Chapter 20), Pools (Chapter 43), Ambulance (Chapter 4), and Special Waste (Chapter 47 Article XI).


Go to online food safety classes

For all certification options, visit our food manager and food handler certification page.


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