Consumer Health

Consumer Health Division

Contactless Permitting Process 

Effective May 20, 2020, the Consumer Health Division will use a contactless permitting process which requires all customers to have an appointment to visit the office at 7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, Texas 75238 to secure a food permit. 
  • Customers must remain in their vehicle for the entire appointment
  • Customers can call 214-670-8083 to set an appointment. 
  • Appointments are set on a first come first serve basis.  
  • Appointment times are from 8:00 am-12 noon and from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Monday -Friday.  

Customers may email required documents ahead of their appointment or bring the required documents to the appointment.

  • Documents can be emailed to

  • Failure to provide all required documents will delay the permitting process and the customer may be required to reschedule the appointment
  • All fees must be paid at the time of the permitting appointment. Fees can be paid by check, money order, or credit card      

 No walk-up traffic will be allowed.  Customers will be seen by appointment only for the safety of the customer and the employees.

Consumer Health Variance Application


A variance establishes special exceptions for ordinance criteria under certain conditions.

For additional information, contact the Consumer Health Division between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at (214) 670-8083.

Payment Information

To pay in person:

Consumer Health Business Center

7901 Goforth Road

Dallas, TX. 75238

Mail Payment:

Consumer Health Business Center

7901 Goforth Road

Dallas, TX. 75238


Forms & Fees

​Variance Application


To apply for a variance you will need the following: 

  • Completed Variance Application                             
  • Variance Application Fee $264.00
  • Provide a copy of the food establishments Texas Sales & Use Permit
  • Food Establishment Permit must be current


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.