Houston Health Department

Bureau of Consumer Health Services


  • The Houston Health Department Bureau of Consumer Health Services’ role is to effectively utilize the available resources to protect the community by administering the public health ordinance of the City of Houston and the state of Texas toward the prevention of disease, disability, and death resulting from food borne and water borne illness and swimming-pool-drowning through enforcement and education.

New: Approved Food Ordinance Amendments December 2015

Charitable food service information

City of Houston, Texas, Ordinance No. 2012-269 - an ordinance amending chapter 20 of the code of ordinances, Houston, Texas, relating to feeding those in need; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. –  Full text in pdf file here


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Programs and information

Fee Information



Plan review fees update

“In accordance with Chapter 20-25(e) of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the Department of Health and Human Services will begin assessing a separate plan review fee for all plan submittals received on or after January 1, 2013. This  fee applies only to food establishments.  Projects submitted prior to January 1 are not subject to this fee. This fee will be based on valuation of the project.  For questions or concerns please contact David McCoy at 832-394-9462 or david.mccoy@houstontx.gov

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