Any business that sells, prepares, serves, or provides food directly to a consumer is a food establishment. By law, a food establishment must have a permit from Harris County Public Health to operate. To obtain this permit from the Environmental Public Health Division (EPH) of Harris County Public Health, an establishment must complete the Plan Review process for their specific food service operation.
*Please note - Starting on March 22, 2021, paper and PDF applications for food establishment permits will no longer be accepted. All applications must be created online.