Food Establishments

Services

  • Inspections are provided for all food establishments in Brown County to safeguard public health and promote safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented food to consumers.  Each establishment receives 2 inspections each years, providing guidance toward meeting the regulations established by the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).  These codes can be found: https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=25&pt=1&ch=228
  • Review of plans and site for new establishments or remodels are completed upon request.  Please call (325)646-0554 to make an appointment.
  • Reminders:
    • Establishment must have a completed inspection and permit prior to opening
    • All employees must have a Food Handlers Permit.  https://dshs.texas.gov/food-handlers/
    • Each establishment must have at least one Certified Food Manager.  https://dshs.texas.gov/food-managers/default.aspx
    • A valid Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Brownwood or approval from the county inspector in Brown County is required prior to issuance of a Food Establishment Permit.

Fees

  • Food Establishment Permit - $120 per year
  • Seasonal Food Establishment Permit (up to 6 months) - $65
  • Temporary Food Establishment Permit (1-5 days) - $30

Forms

Temporary Food Establishment Permit

Food Establishment Permit