Health District


9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expy, Suite A108, Texas City Texas 77591 - Phone - 409-938-7221

Consumer Health
Consumer Complaints
Emergency Information
Emergency Recovery
Gold Ribbon Awards
Eat Well
Air & Water Pollution
Environmental Health
Public Health Lab
Solid Waste Disposal
Training Classes
Animal Establishments
Childcare & Nursing Homes
Food Svc Establishments
On-site Sewage Facilities
Sexually Oriented Estab
Swimming Pools
Food Service Inspection Scores
PO Box 939
La Marque, TX 77568
Consumer Health Services
Child Care &
Nursing Home Facilities
Phone: 409.938.2411
Fax: 409.938.2271

Child Care Facilities
A child care center to receive 13 or more children for childcare and preparing food for on-site consumption falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas Food Establishment Rules (pdf) and is regulated as a food service establishment.  

The annual permit fee per child care facility is $150 and inspections are performed based on the risk level.

Any facility licensed to receive less than 13 children for child care fall under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Day Care Licensing. The facilities are inspected by Environmental and Consumer Health, on an annual basis, upon request. The inspection fee is assessed according to the type of facility.
The fee for a group day home inspection is $75.

Fees must be obtained prior to receiving an inspection from
the Galveston County Health District

Nursing Home Facilities
Nursing home facilities fall under the jurisdiction of the Texas Food Establishment Rules (pdf) and are regulated as a food service establishment by Environmental Health Programs. All concerns or inquiries of a non-food nature should be addressed to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).