Environmental Health

ORDER BY THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS - COMMERCIAL AND FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS TO CLOSE DINE IN FACILITIES

To review the orders, click the links below

March 31, 2020 ORDER

March 19, 2020 ORDER

Community Resources for COVID-19

Please see the North Carolina State University document for frequently asked questions with COVID-19 and food safety.

COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ

Due to the shortage of toilet paper, you may be using alternative supplies i.e. wipes, napkins, etc. Please understand that this will cause blockages and sewer line back ups. This is also a concern with septic systems.

Wipes may be disposed of in a waste container rather than flushed down the toilet.

Please visit the linked TCEQ website for information on reducing Fats, Oils, and Grease in your sewage lines.


TCEQ WASTEWATER INFO

Please visit the CDC linked web-page below for information regarding cleaning and disinfection recommendations for food establishments and residences.


Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

Mission

Environmental Health provides education, enforcement, and resources in response to a wide range of issues which affect the environment, health, safety, and general well-being of our community.

Compliance

We promote public health and safety by permitting and inspecting a variety of food establishments and on-site sewage facilities (OSSF) to ensure compliance with State and Local Health Codes. In addition, we investigate different types of public health nuisances/issues within the City of San Marcos jurisdiction.

Programs

Step By Step Tutorials For Applying and Renewing a Food Permit

  1. New Applications
  2. Renewals
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  1. New rules for mobile food units

    Mobile Food Units that utilize propane must have an annual propane pressure test before being able to renew their Mobile Food Unit Permit. Currently permitted units may require fire suppression system installed on the vent hood before August 1, 2020. Read on...
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