City of Pearland Codes and Ordinances have been created to protect the safety, health, and quality of life for the citizens of Pearland. The division is responsible for providing a safe and healthy environment for citizens, business owners and visitors by ensuring that all properties are maintained in a manner that encourages community pride, neighborhood integrity, public health, and maintains property values.

Code Enforcement Officers proactively enforce areas concerning dangerous buildings, substandard structures, excessively high grass and weeds, accumulation of trash and debris, illegal dumping, junked items, and other general nuisance related violations. They also conduct inspections and investigate complaints of food establishments in the City. Inspections of food establishments are designed to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses and to educate those working with food.  



Marisa Vazquez
Code Enforcement Supervisor 
Belinda Cowan
Health Inspector
Ed Kimberly
Health Inspector
Carey Blair
Health Inspector
Darlene Estrada
Code Enforcement Officer
Rudolph Rhame 
Housing Enforcement/
Rehabilitation Officer
James Polanco
Code Enforcement Officer    
Asian Bright
Code Enforcement Officer   

Complaint Line




2019 Food Establishment License Process 

Please note that Food Establishment Licenses for 2018 will expire on December 31, 2018. All businesses required to obtain a Food Establishment License must renew for 2019. This includes, restaurants, grocery, convenience stores, schools, daycares, and all brick and mortar businesses that sell either cooked or pre-packaged food. 

Please ensure you have applied in person or by mail no later than Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 in order to avoid any penalties. All applications will be date stamped on the received by date or the mail out date.

Please click on this link to find the “Food Service License” application.

Apply in person or mail your application to: Permits Department
3519 Liberty Drive
Pearland, TX 77581


Once processed, you may pick up your new Health License Certificate at the Permits Department.