The Environmental Health Services Division (EHSD) promotes public health and safety to ensure compliance with state and local health codes. View a complete list of services.

The City is working to modify our operations and staffing due to COVID-19. The City’s goal is to maintain the health and safety of City employees and the community at large, while providing City services and maintaining social distancing. 

As of April 1, 2020 the Environmental Health Services Division (EHSD) lobby is closed to walk-in customers and will accept permit applications only by mail or email. Click here for more information.

View the fee schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2020, for all permits and services.

NOTE: All fee schedules dated and posted prior to October 1, 2019 are no longer in effect.

The 2018 Annual Report describes our accomplishments, activities, and outcomes for Fiscal Year 2018. View last year's report here.

Public Health Nuisances

To report nuisances, contact Austin 3-1-1.

Child Care, Foster Care, and Adoption Housing

The division performs state-mandated inspections required for custodial care facilities, such as child care, foster care and adoption housing. Apply for an inspection here.

Food Safety Programs

The division ensures food safety for all food establishments. There are requirements for food handlers and managers, and four distinct food programs:

  • Fixed Food Establishments includes restaurants, school cafeterias, grocery stories, food warehouses, and convenience stores.  
  • Farmers Markets includes all food booths participating in farmers markets.

Food Safety Resources

Pool, Spas, Interactive Water Features & Fountains

The division ensures the health and safety of all public and semi-public aquatic facilities to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and accidental drownings/injuries. Learn more here.

Mosquito and Rodent Control (Rodent and Vector)

The division provides on-site assessments and responds to complaints about rodents, mosquitoes, and stinging insects. The program also performs mosquito surveillance (trapping) to identify the source of mosquito borne diseases and applies limited control measures. Learn more here.

Have Feedback?

Help us better serve our customers by providing feedback through our online survey.
To address a concern or request a second opinion regarding an inspection result or complaint, contact us at 512-978-0300 between 7:45 am to 4:45 pm Monday - Friday.