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Food Inspections

The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District encourages restaurant owners and staff to ask a restaurant inspector to show their City of Corpus Christi identification if they are visited by someone for an inspection. A City-County Health Inspector will always have identification on them. The Health District does not charge for restaurant inspections and inspectors do not accept money on site. 

If re-inspection becomes necessary, there will be an inspection fee. The fee is to be paid at the office and not during re-inspection.



Copies of food handler permits and issuance of food establishment permits are available at 1702 Horne Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78416.

Health Department Application
Permit Guidelines for Temporary Event Food Vendors
Permit Guidelines for Mobile Food Vendors
Health Permit Fees for City of Corpus Christi
Health Permit Fees for Nueces County
Swimming Pool Regulations for Commercial Pools or Spas
Swimming Pool Updates
Establishment Updates
DSHS Cottage Food FAQ's
DSHS Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)


Food Handlers Course

The Public Health District is now providing an Online Food Manager Course. This course provides advanced food safety training and includes the first two-year trade license fee payment to be registered Food Manager in the City of Corpus Christi.

Online Food Managers Course Information

Food Manager's Permit Registration

Registration for Food Managers will be coordinated through:

Del Mar College
Course Location:Center for Economic Development
3209 South Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Contact person: Joe Hayen
(361) 698-2122

E-Quality Training Services
Test Site
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
(361) 806-0925
Call for Appointment

Texas Food Program
3218 Leopard
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(210) 689-8399

A fee of $15 will be charged for each food manager's permit issued, and it shall be valid for two years from the date of completion.


Environmental & Consumer Health Services

Office Location and Hours

1702 Horne Rd. (Portable Building)
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

(361) 826-7222/7223

(361) 826-1790

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch  

  • • Food Handlers Permits every Monday at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 
  • • The cash box closes at 4 p.m.
  • • Spanish Language Food Handlers Permit 3rd Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. 
  • • Permit Cost: $10 per person.
  • • Please call for more information.