Consumer Health Division
Consumer Health Variance Application
A variance establishes special exceptions for ordinance criteria under certain conditions. For additional information, contact the Consumer Health Division between 8:00am - 4:30 pm at (214) 670-8083 or visit the office at: 7901 Goforth Rd, Dallas, Texas 75238.
To apply for a variance you will need the following:
The variance to allow dogs on restaurant patios is no longer required due to Texas Senate Bill 476. The Senate Bill can be found here.
*Inspection of the establishment will be scheduled and conducted. Based on the inspection, a variance will either be issued or denied.