Food and Environmental Health Services
Looking for a permit? Visit the Development and Business Services Center at 1901 S. Alamo or call 207-0135.
The mission of the Food and Environmental Health Services Division is to protect, promote, and aid in the development of an environmentally safe and healthy community for the residents of San Antonio and Bexar County. The division strives to ensure that the residents receive the maximum protection in food sanitation and environmental health.
The division reviews and approves construction plans for food establishment facilities within the City of San Antonio.
The division also issues all licenses and inspects all food establishments according to the local health code and State regulations for the City of San Antonio and unincorporated parts of Bexar County.
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The division conducts investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks, smoking ordinance violations in food establishments, and other complaints. It also provides inspections of day cares, foster care facilities, nutrition sites, assisted living facilities, special event food booths, and mobile food vending. The division also ensures that all food establishment managers are certified per State regulations.
Team members in this area investigate the aftermath of fires and other disasters (natural or manmade) at food establishments, and order the destruction of food or food materials when necessary to protect the public health. They also inspect all kitchens in public school cafeterias, hospitals and other medical facilities, and hotel/motels; and issue notices of violations and citations when necessary to protect the public health.
Need to report a complaint of a food establishment...?
To report a complaint of a food establishment, call 207-0135 or 207-8853. Be prepared to provide the name, location, date of incident, and details of the incident.
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you need to contact us after hours, please call the Metro Health Director’s Office at
(210) 207-8730 and leave a message. You also may e-mail us at email@example.com. We will respond to all messages during normal business hours.