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2000 S. Loop 256, Suite 30
Palestine, TX 75801
Environmental Services - Health Division
Health Division Mission Statement
The Health Division is part of Development Services and includes one full time Health Inspector. The Health and Sanitation Ordinance allows the city to inspect and maintain areas for the general public.
The Health Inspector is responsible for the following:
Each food service establishment is inspected a minimum of two times a year. The Health Inspector will document any observed violations at the time of the inspection. Violations must be corrected within a certain time frame based on the type of violation discovered. The following food service establishments are inspected:
*Retail food stores includes grocery stores, bakeries, delis, food manufacturing facilities, lounges, clubs, wholesale groceries, and jail facilities. More information can be found here.
Food Handlers License
Anyone working with food in a food service establishment must have a food handlers license. Information on Food Handlers Licenses can be found here. For food managers, information can be found here.
If you would like to view a sample Retail Food Inspection Report click here.
Mobile Food Establishments
The Health Division has requirements for mobile food businesses that operate in the city. All food trucks and trailers are required to obtain a permit. The requirements of the mobile food establishment permit may be found here.
Temporary Food Establishments
The Health Division also works with businesses and organizations that establish temporary food establishments. All organizations that plan to sell food to the general public must obtain a temporary food establishment permit. The requirements of the permit can be found here.
Food Permit Fees
A list of fees for food permits may be found here. The online application can be found here Food Establishment Application (Permanent, Temporary, and Mobile Food Establishments)
Have A Complaint?
Click here to download the complaint form, or use our online complaint form. You can email the form to our Health Inspector at email@example.com or bring the form to the Development Services Department or send by regular mail to 504 North Queen Street, Palestine, Texas 75801.
Recent Health Inspections
The City of Palestine contracts with Vector Disease Control to spray for mosquitoes during the spring and summer. More information on mosquito spraying may be found on our mosquito spraying page, or by clicking here.
Pools and Spas Inspections
Any swimming pool or spa that is available to the general public has to obtain a permit to ensure state and federal health regulations are being maintained. For more information on the permit, click on our Pools and Spas page.
The Health Division also enforces the city's smoking ordinance. For more information, click on the smoking enforcement page.