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.

Farmer's Market


Food vendors operating at an approved Farmers Market are required to obtain a vendor permit. If one of the following is provided.

  • Open food items that are larger than a bite-sized sample.
  • Food items that require temperature control for safety (TCS).  TCS foods must be maintained cold or hot for food safety

Vendors offering only whole, uncut produce that does not require refrigeration do not need a farmer’s market vendor permit. Also, vendors that provide a bite-sized sample of a Non – TCS food item do not require a permit.

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

​Forms & Fees

Farmers Market Guidelines

Temporary Special Event  Food Application 

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To submit an application, the following are needed:

  1. Completed temporary event application – no more than six time/ temperature control for safety foods per booth
  2. Valid government-issued photo ID
  3. Copy of invitation letter to operate at the farmers market
  4. Copy of last inspection and health permit OR a copy of manufacturer's license (vendors that do not have their own licensed kitchen must also provide a permission letter from the owner of the kitchen where they are preparing their food).


    Annual Farmers Market Fees
    1. A non-refundable fee is required of $100 per year for a farmer's market permit.


For additional information, contact the Consumer Health Division between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday at (214) 670-8083 or visit the office at: 7901 Goforth Rd, Dallas, Texas 75238.