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Food Establishment License Renewal process for 2018

Please note that Food Dealer Licenses for 2017 have expired. All businesses required to obtain a food dealer license must renew for 2018. Please ensure you have applied in person or by mail no later than Friday, Jan. 19 in order to avoid any penalties. Follow the Food Service License link to print the application. Complete and mail your application to 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland, Texas 77581. If you have questions, please email

Health Permits 

All food establishments, including restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, clubs/taverns, schools and daycares, are required to obtain health permits. 

Food Service License

The City of Pearland will no longer conduct the basic food handler course. The City still requires you to be certified in the basics of food handling per the City’s ordinance. Upon inspection of your establishment, you will be required to provide proof of completion of a basic food handler course approved by the State of Texas. 

Food Handlers Class  

Temporary Food Establishments 

Application must be submitted at least one week prior to event for approval.  A permit must be obtained before temporary establishment may open. 

Permit Fee:         $50

Attach a detailed description of the operation.  Include process of purchasing of food items (including purchasing location), methods of food transportation, preparation process, food holding temperatures, food-serving length of time, and clean up procedures. 

A temporary food establishment may not operate for a period of more than 10 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.  Permit must be on premise at event at all times. 

Temporary Food Establishment Application  

Restaurant Report/Health Inspections

Chapter 11 Food and Food Handlers Ordinance Update