Bureau of Consumer Health Services

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Bureau of Consumer Health Services

The Bureau of Consumer Health Services strives to protect the health of the communities we serve through education and enforcement of local, state, and federal public health and environmental rules and standards as they relate to city regulated waste, food safety, swimming pool safety, and ambulance services.

We also strive to prevent foodborne illness, drownings and waterborne illnesses, and protect the environment against sanitary sewer overflow and other discharges.

Find Houston ordinances for Food, Pools, Ambulance, and Special Waste.

Food Truck Inspections

Scheduling your food truck inspection is now easier than ever. Our new, online appointment system lets you join the line from anywhere, wait wherever you want, receive wait time updates, and get notified when it's your turn.

Mobile Unit Inspection

Food Manager and Handler Certificate

The Houston Health Department's Food Manager and Food Handler Certificate classes prepare and certify individuals to become food service managers and handlers.

Complaints and Comments

Share your opinion about food establishments; pools, spas, or splashpads; restaurant waste or sewer overflows; private ambulances.

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Ambulance Permits

Get ambulance driver and private ambulance company permitting, decal and spot inspections, and learn about EMS program enforcement.

Swimming Pool Permits

We help you to avoid dangerous situations that can arise when your pool or spa fails to meet standard safety protocols.

Special Waste Permits

Our special waste program tracks waste, such as fat, oil and grease from commercial and residential establishments. Monitoring these waste products ensures that our city’s environment is protected from pollutants that may harm individuals and ecosystems.

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