Certified Farmers Market License

Food Safety and Inspection Program - HHD1001
Contact
Houston Health Department
Food Safety and Inspection Program

Plan Review:

1002 Washington Ave, 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77002

Inspections and Permits:

8000 North Stadium Dr., 2nd floor
Houston, TX 77054

Plan review: 832.394.8848
832.393.5208
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$171.04-$285.08
Admin fee
$28.50
Renewal fee
$171.04-$285.08
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 hour

About

A Certified farmers market means a farmers market that has been certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture pursuant to Subchapter D of Title 4 of the Texas Administrative code.

After Approval

Permit must be kept on premises. Annual, non-scheduled/unannounced inspections are conducted. Renewal invoices are sent 30-45 days prior to expiration date.

Conditions & Exceptions

1-9 vendors = $171.04 10+vendors = $285.08

Statutory Authority
What You Need

The following information is needed to complete the application: Address, owner name, owner address, phone, market season, days and hours of operation, property owner agreement letter, Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) certificate, certified farmer's market by-laws, list of vendors, Texas Department of State Health Services food manufacturer's licenses for vendors selling packaged food.

Apply in Person

Bring the completed application form, attachments and a form of payment to the Environmental Permits Office at 8000 North Stadium, First Floor, Houston, TX 77054.

Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an invoice. Once the invoice is paid (online, in person, or by mail) you will receive the license.

Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application with payment to:
Houston Health Department
Bureau of Consumer Health Services
PO Box 300008
Houston, TX 77230-0008

Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an invoice. Once the invoice is paid (online, in person, or by mail) you will receive the license.

Apply by Fax

Submit the completed application and attachments to 832.393.5108.
Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an invoice. Once the invoice is paid (online, in person, or by mail) you will receive the license.

What You Need

An inspection is required and can occur after the permit is issued

Schedule by Phone

832.393.5100

What You Need

1. A renewal invoice is mailed 30-45 days prior to the expiration date. It is the responsibility of the owner/operator to contact the Health Department prior to expiration date if an invoice is not received.

Renew Online

1. Click the Pay Now link; 2. Accepted forms of payment are credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) 3. Once payment is received, the permit will be mailed to the address on file.

Renew in Person

8000 N. Stadium, Houston, TX 77054, 1st floor or at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002 (permit is mailed if at HPC)

Renew by Mail

1. Fill out the bottom of the invoice and include the check (money order, cashier check, business check) to P.O. Box 300008, Houston, TX 77230-008; Once payment is processed a permit will be mailed to the address on file.

Conditions & Exceptions

Any outstanding balances must be paid prior to or at the same time the license is renewed. A zero due balance is required to generate the license.