How do I obtain a permit to operate a food establishment in Abilene?

It will first be necessary to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy by contacting Building Inspection at 325-676-6273. Then, contact Environmental Health at 325-437-4590, and be prepared to answer specific questions regarding location, menu, time frame for opening, whether it's a new or used facility, etc.

Environmental Health will conduct an inspection for a permit. Environmental Health will also conduct preliminary inspections on a facility before you purchase, lease, or remodel. This service is recommended and is free of charge.

Permits

Permits are also available for mobile food establishments, snow cone stands, push-carts, and temporary food events. Contact Environmental Health at 325-676-6291 for specific details on each one of these.

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1. How do I report a food establishment that is not following safe food-handling practices?
2. Who do I contact if I suspect that I have become ill after eating after a food establishment?
3. How do I obtain a permit to operate a food establishment in Abilene?
4. Do I need a food permit to operate a bed and breakfast in Abilene?
5. Do I need a permit to sell baked goods at a fund-raiser in Abilene?
6. What types of swimming pools and/or spas require a permit to operate in Abilene?
7. How do I obtain a permit to operate a public or restricted access pool or spa in Abilene?
8. What conditions will result in the mandatory closure of a public or restricted access pool or spa?
9. Who do I contact about standing sewage?
10. How can I report mosquito development?