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Food Licensing & Permits


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About Food and Environmental Health

The Food and Environmental Health Services division works to ensure the maximum protection in food sanitation and environmental health.

The division reviews and approves construction plans for food establishment facilities within the City of San Antonio. The division also issues all licenses and inspects all food establishments according to the local health code and State regulations for the City of San Antonio and unincorporated parts of Bexar County.

Sanitarians investigate:

  • foodborne illness outbreaks, 
  • smoking ordinance violations in food establishments and 
  • other complaints

They also inspect:

  • day cares
  • foster care facilities
  • nutrition sites
  • assisted living facilities 
  • public school cafeterias
  • hospital kitchens food booths and 
  • mobile food vending

The division also ensures that all food establishment managers are certified per State regulations.

Food Licensing & Permits Overview

Have a Complaint?

If you have food establishment questions; complaints about  a food establishment or a billing question, please call 3-1-1 or 210-207-6000.

Be prepared to provide the name, location, date of incident and details of the incident.

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