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 make an appointment to visit the office at 7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, Texas 75238 to secure a food permit. No walk-up traffic will be allowed for the safety of the customer and the employees.

  • Customers must remain in their vehicle for the entire appointment.

  • Customers must upload supporting documents when scheduling appointment. 

  • Failure to provide all required documents will result in the appointment request being cancelled and customer will need to schedule a new appointment. 

  • For a list of required documents, please see list below.

All fees must be paid on the day of the appointment.  Fees may be paid by:

  • Check or money order made out to City of Dallas – Consumer Health

  • Credit or debit card

  • We do not accept cash or American Express.

Please follow link to schedule an appointment:

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 $591.00
  • 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.