Food Licenses

The City of Castle Hills requires food licenses for the sale of food and food products to help ensure the health and safety of the citizens. Refer to the Fee Schedule/Food License tab for complete information on fees.

Food Licenses
Annual Food Establishment License
Licenses shall expire on the May 31 following the date of its issuance, and reapplications must be made by the proprietor of each such food establishment for its renewal past June 1 each year. Applications received after the December 1 of any year shall require the proprietor to pay one-half of the stated annual charge. 

Temporary Food License
Temporary food licenses for special events. The city may issue a temporary food license for special events, daily fee for which shall be as provided in the city fee schedule. Temporary licenses shall not be issued for periods of more than 14 days and shall not be renewable.  

Annual Farmer's Market Food Vendor License
Licenses shall expire on the May 31 following the date of its issuance, and reapplications must be made by the proprietor of each such food establishment for its renewal past June 1 each year. Food trucks, food carts, and food trailers must have current inspection and licenses from a Texas city or county health district proof thereof and shall be available for inspection upon request by any city official. 

Temporary Farmer's Market Food Vendor License
Vendors must complete the Farmer's Market Food Vendor Application. Food trucks, food carts, and food trailers must have current inspection and licenses from a Texas city or county health district proof thereof and shall be available for inspection upon request by any city official. 

Mobile Food Vendors
Mobile food vendors are allowed at special events hosted on church, school, government or other non-profit properties, and at farmer's markets and must obtain a temporary food license for the special event. Any mobile food vendor wanting to operate at any other location requires the approval of the city manager.  Mobile food vendors are not allowed to conduct sales on city streets or right-of-ways. Mobile food vendors may not utilize amplified sound without a noise permit.

Non Food Vendor License
Non food vendors may participate at farmer's markets and other special events with a Non Food Vendor Permit. 

Cottage Foods
The State of Texas adopted the original cottage food law that went into effect on September 1, 2011. The expanded cottage food law took effect September 1, 2013.  For additional information about cottage foods, visit the Texas Department of Agriculture website.

Cottage Food vendors who sell at the Farmer's Markets in Castle Hills must obtain a Farmer's Market Food Vendor's License.