Environmental Health Division

The Environmental Health Division protects public health by monitoring all food facilities, providing education, and addressing environmental concerns that impact public health such as mosquito control.

**New** Restaurant Construction and Remodeling Guidelines 

This guide has been developed to assist contractors and business owners with the construction of new food establishments and/or the remodeling of existing food establishments. 

Temporary Food Service

Temporary Food Services, typically associated with temporary or special events, are required to obtain a Health Permit prior to operating.  Guidelines and requirements are available here: Guidelines for Temporary Food Service

Mobile Food Establishments (Food Trucks)

Mobile Food Establishments may receive permits to operate in the City of Allen under specific conditions.  The Environmental Health Division currently performs inspections and issues Health Permits for mobile food establishments.  Guidelines and requirements are available here: Guidelines for Mobile Food Establishments 

Dogs on Patios 

A request can be submitted for a special exception to allow dogs on outdoor patios at permitted food establishments. The request is part of the application for the Health Permit, and a request for a special exception requires issuance of a new Health Permit.  Guidelines and requirements are available here: Guidelines for Dogs on Patios at Restaurants

Mosquito Control and Prevention

The City of Allen Environmental Health Division implements mosquito control activities year-round, depending on the weather (typically between May and October). In addition to trapping and testing mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus, these activities include identifying locations with stagnant water and treating with larvicides as needed. The Environmental Health Division has also initiated code enforcement cases for stagnant water sources and launched ongoing education efforts.

Approved Food Safety Training

Required for all restaurants, child care and other specified facilities. Please contact us if you are not aware of your training requirements.

 Certified Food Manager
 Food Handler Program

Health Contact Information

The City of Allen does not offer medical or immunization services. Please contact your personal physician or your local county health department for assistance concerning those issues.

Collin County Health Department, 972.424.1460
Dallas County Health Department, 972.819.2000
Denton County Health Department, 972.320.1464
Grayson County Health Department, 972.893.0131
State of Texas Health Department, 888.963.7111

Foster Care Homes

All foster care homes shall contact their case worker for inspections of foster homes and adoptive care situations.