Follow these guidelines in order to CHANGE OWNERSHIP of an existing food establishment in the City of Houston. Contact us before you purchase/lease the facility. This will save you time and money.
Anyone desiring to rent, lease, purchase or re-open an existing food establishment may request a review of the food establishment’s file, (via an open records request), or an inspection (call 832-393-5100 for an appointment). If the food establishment has no structural or equipment deficiencies, it may be possible to obtain a food dealer’s permit to operate. A Health Department inspection must occur to determine compliance with the Houston Food Ordinance.