Metropolitan Health District
Food Licensing & Permits


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111 Soledad, Suite 1000
San Antonio, TX 78205


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.

Sanitarians investigate:

  • Assisted living facilities/nursing homes
  • Bars
  • Daycares
  • Foodborne illness outbreaks
  • Foster care facilities
  • Hospital kitchens
  • Hotels & motels
  • Mobile food vendors
  • Nutrition sites
  • Other complaints
  • Public school cafeterias/private & charter schools
  • Restaurant inspections
  • Smoking ordinance
  • Special events
  • Swimming pools
  • Violations in food establishments

The division also ensures that all food establishment managers handlers 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 311 or 210.207.6000.

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

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