In order to promote and comply with Galveston County’s Order of Essential Services and Activities and public health concerns with COVID-19, the Galveston County Health District is closed to the public through April 30.
- Food Service Establishment permits may be paid over the phone by credit card and the permit will be mailed. Please call 409.938.2319.
- All plan reviews for food service establishments are conducted over the phone.
- Anyone wanting to apply for a food permit may do so at https://www.gchdenvform.org/servlet/guest?service=0&formId=37&enterprise=6.
- Anyone wanting to apply for a pool permit may do so at https://www.gchdenvform.org/servlet/guest?service=0&formId=37&enterprise=6
- Applications for a temporary event may be sent online at https://www.gchdenvform.org/servlet/guest?service=0&formId=38&enterprise=6 and will be reviewed. Please note, most temporary events have been canceled.
- Water samples may be dropped off with Chain of Custody and payment in the foyer at Entrance D. Sampling bottles and forms are available in the foyer.
- Septic system applications, contracts and maintenance reports may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or can be dropped off in the foyer at Entrance D.
- Outdoor burn registrations and burn registration “renewals” can be completed and submitted at https://www.gchd.org/home/showdocument?id=2436
For more information, please call 409.938.2319.
Environmental Health Services protects public health and well-being by inspecting, investigating and monitoring air, water and food safety.
- Consumer Health Services is responsible for permitting and inspecting food establishments, swimming pools, septic systems, animal establishments and investigates illegal dumping, high weeds and grass complaints in the unincorporated county.
- Air and Water Pollution Services inspects, investigates and monitors air and water pollution., issues beach water advisories and administers the county’s storm water management program.
- The Drinking Water Sample Drop-Off Center provides a safe and secure courier service for drinking water sample testing.