The City of Rosenberg Health Department is primarily responsible for enforcing city, state and federal laws that regulate the food industry. Our goal is to provide the citizens of the City of Rosenberg access to a high quality of life by reducing the potential of foodborne illnesses by focusing on education, regulation, training, and monitoring of the retail food industry.
Regulations, Fees and Further Information
The City of Rosenberg has adopted the 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) [PDF] available on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. The TFER state that a person may not operate a food establishment without a valid permit or license to operate issued by the regulatory authority. According to the TFER, food establishment includes an operation that is conducted in a mobile, stationary, temporary, or permanent facility or location; where consumption is on or off the premises; and regardless of whether there is a charge for the food.
You may find local regulations pertaining to food establishments in Chapter 13 of the City of Rosenberg Code available here. City of Rosenberg Health Department Fees are available here [PDF] as a reference supplement to the Code of Ordinances. For further details on particular fees or charges, please contact Teresa Lee, Sanitarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (832) 595-3550.
New Construction and Change of Ownership
An inspection is required for all new food establishments and any food establishment that has had a change of ownership. Please review the Construction requirement for new food service establishments [PDF] before contacting Teresa Lee, Sanitarian, to schedule an inspection. Applications for permits may not be completed until the Health Department has been contacted and an inspection has occurred. Food Dealer’s Permits are not transferable between locations or owners.
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Mobile Food Establishments
Please review the Mobile Food Establishments Information Packet [PDF] before contacting Teresa Lee, Sanitarian.
Temporary/Special Event Permits
Please review the Temporary Food Permit Applicant Information Packet [PDF] before contacting Teresa Lee, Sanitarian.
The Health Department is located in the City of Rosenberg Municipal Annex, 2220 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. For more information, please contact Teresa Lee, Sanitarian, at email@example.com or (832) 595-3550.
To report a complaint, please use the Contact Us Form available here, or contact City of Rosenberg Citizen Relations at (832) 595-3301.