Food Service Establishments

Food Establishments include restaurants, convenience stores, bakeries, bars, day care centers, snack bars, mobile food units and temporary food vendors.  All food establishments are required to renew annually. Permits cycle from October 1 - September 30 annually for food establishments.

How to renew a food establishment permit: Submit the completed Food Establishment Permit Application with payment, be sure to include any applicable documents. Mail to Neighborhood Services , located at 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building #1, Schertz, TX 78154. 

How to apply for a new construction or a new owner of a food establishment permit: Establishments must comply with the list of Certificate of Occupancy. Upon approval from health inspector submit the completed Food Establishment Permit Application with payment, be sure to include any applicable documents. Mail in or pay in person at Neighborhood Services, located at 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building #1, Schertz, TX 78154.

How to apply for a Mobile Food Unit permit: Mobile Food Units require a permit and inspection prior to starting operations in the City of Schertz.  Submit the Mobile Food Unit permit application through the city's web portal. Once you have submitted an application you will be contacted by city staff to schedule an inspection.  Mobile Food Units must comply with licensing requirements prior to permit issuance. A Schertz Fire Marshal inspection will be conducted in tandem with the Sanitarian inspection. Mobile Food Units approved to operate within the City of Schertz must display the current permit in public view.  If you are registered in another municipality and would like to use our reciprocity program, submit a completed Mobile Food Unit Reciprocity Application form through the City of Schertz web portal prior to starting operations. 

Effective September 2020 the City of Schertz will honor another agency’s food and fire marshal permits on mobile units.  Valid permits must be posted in public view. 

How to apply for A temporary food establishment: A food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 2 days in conjunction with a single event or celebration may qualify. 

Each application is considered on a case by case basis as approved by the Sanitarian and must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance of the event start date. Once approved, the permit is valid for one individual food booth or unit at one specific event. A food booth is considered a 10 ft x 10 ft area. 

Temporary food establishment permit applications are available online and must be paid for prior to the event date. Events may be inspected for compliance.

Booth operators must comply with the requirements. Please note: No homemade foods are allowed, food sources must be provided and at least one (1) Certified Food Manger or Handler is required to be on site during food operations.

Concerns or questions please email the Sanitarian  or call 210-619-1650 to make an appointment at your convenience during regular business hours.