CONTACT Environmental Health Division
355 Texas Avenue
Round Rock, TX 78664

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - noon
Closed daily for lunch:
noon-1:00 p.m.

Apply for a New Food and Beverage Permit

Applying for a permit for a new retail food business is a 10-step process. The graphic below shows the steps that need to be taken in order to go through the plan review and permit application process.
Established permit holders repeat steps 6-10 annually for renewal. Renewal process should begin before expiration date.
Note: We are experiencing a high volume of service requests. We will communicate expected timelines when applications are reviewed. Once you've received your approval letter, please allow 7 days to schedule the pre-opening inspection. An additional inspection for $140 may be requested for an expedited pre-opening inspection.

Final - EH Plan-Permitting Process
  • ALL pre-opening inspections (regardless of if the plan review was regular or expedited) will be scheduled for 7 days after the approval letter is issued.
  • An additional inspection can be requested ($140 fee) for an expedited (less than 7 days) pre-opening inspection.
  • Any plan review without communication from the business for 60 days will be deemed abandoned and closed. In such a case, a new plan review, along with a new payment, will be necessary to proceed.

To start the process, click the Apply for a New Permit button to be directed to MyGovernmentOnline. Please ensure that all required documents have been attached to the application to be complete.

Apply for a Permit
Online permit applications available:
Food Establishment Permits
Child care or foster care

Steps to Apply For a NEW Food Permit

Steps to Access Permit RENEWAL

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