The Environmental Health division strives to prevent and protect the citizens of Dallas County from disease associated with food, animals, vectors, water and hazardous waste.
Services the division offers include:
|Food service sanitations and education|
|Dallas County food establishments are inspected to ensure they meet and maintain the required standards of sanitation
Food handler and food manager certification classes are offered.
|Licensed facility sanitation|
|Licensed Dallas County facilities such as daycare centers, group homes, foster homes, half-way houses, boarding homes and residential treatment centers are inspected to ensure that they meet and maintain the required standards of sanitation, safety and communicable disease control.|
|Investigation of public health complaints|
|On-site investigations regarding conditions that may be a danger to the public are conducted in relation to complaints based on.
To report illegal dumping, call 1-888-335-3867.
|Approval of Septic systems|
|After on-site sewage facility applicants submit required paperwork to the division for approval, the design of the system is reviewed. Once approved, a permit is issued and the applicant is given the authorization to construct. Installation of the system will then be inspected.
Download the on-site sewage facility application.
|An integrated mosquito management program that includes surveillance, larvacide, adulticide and public awareness is used to control the mosquito population.
Learn more about West Nile Virus.
To report a public health complaint, call 214-819-2115
|To find laws pertaining to food and drinking establishments, refer to:|
|Chapter 437 of the Texas Health and Safety Code
Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 229, Subchapter K, Rules 229.161 - 229.175
|To find laws pertaining to private sewage facilities, refer to:|
|Chapter 366 of the Texas Health and Safety Code
Title 20, Part 1, Chapter 285, Subhapter A - 1, Rules 285.1 - 285.91
|To find laws pertaining to animal control, refer to:|
|Chapter 826 of the Texas Health and Safety Code|
|To find laws pertaining to nuisances and general sanitation, refer to:|
|Chapter 341 of the Texas Health and Safety Code|
|To find laws pertaining to abatement of public nuisances, refer to:|
|Chapter 343 of the Texas Health and Safety Code|
|To find laws pertaining to litter, refer to:|
|Chapter 365 of the Texas Health and Safety Code|
|To find laws pertaining to interactive water features and fountains, refer to:|
|Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 265, Sunchapter M, Rules 265.301 - 265.308|