Food Service

Food Service Permits and Inspection are required for all Retail Food Establishments located in Orange County.  Our office services the following areas:

City of Orange
City of Pinehurst
City of West Orange
City of Bridge City
City of Vidor 2006
City of Rose City
City of Pine Forest
All unincorporated areas

Permit Fee Schedule 


Specialized inspections on all Food Service Establishments are completed to ensure compliance with State and local health laws and regulations. Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores and Deli, Roadside Vendors, Daycares, Snow Cone Stands, Meat/Fish Markets, Schools and local Soup Kitchens are inspected by one of our trained Health Inspectors. Copies of each establishments inspection are available upon request through the establishment or we can provide you that information.

Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 437: Regulation of Food Service Establishments, Retail Food Stores, Mobile Food Units and Roadside Food Vendors.

Food Complaints

If you have had a bad experience with a particular establishment, please contact us so that we may investigate the complaint further. Please have important details about your experience including establishment name, time, foods that were ordered and what issues are needing to be addressed. Call our office to submit a complaint.

Cottage Food Law

Texas Cottage Food Law allows the sale of certain foods that are prepared in residential homes. This type of business is not regulated by a local or state health department unless there is concern for public's health and safety. If you are looking a starting a Cottage Food business please see this FAQ sheet before you get started.

Cottage Food Law FAQ

Please click the links below for further information regarding specific topics.

Emergency Management Documents

Boil Water Notice Information
Reopening a Retail Food Establishment After an Emergency

General Information
Phone Numbers
(409) 745-1463
Emergencies: Dial 911
11475 FM 1442

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm