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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.
Food Handlers License
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
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, bring the form to the City Hall, or send by regular mail to 504 North Queen Street, Palestine, Texas 75801.