Environmental Services

The goals of the Andrews County Health Department's environmental services include ensuring: 

  • Healthy, safe, and sanitary conditions at food establishments, swimming pools, and day care facilities
  • Properly installed and maintained on-site sewage systems

Food Inspection Program

The Health Department inspects all food establishments in Andrews County. These include:

  • Convenience stores
  • Fast food establishments
  • Full-service restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Mobile vendors
    • Hot trucks
    • Ice cream trucks
    • Snow cone stands

According to the Code of Ordinances, City of Andrews, Texas, Food and Food Handlers Code, Section 9, all establishments require a permit from Andrews County Health Department. The same rules apply to establishments operating outside the Andrews city limits.


Permits for food establishment operations expire on December 31st, require annual renewal, and permit fees are due and payable by January 1st. You may renew or obtain permits during December, or during the grace period (January 1st and January 31st). After January 31st you pay an additional $50 late fee.

Permit Fees

Health Permit FeeEstablishments Annual Gross Income

$0 to $49,999


$50,000 to $149,999


$150,000 or More

Choking Poster

Andrews County Health Department recommends you display a choking poster, and requests you to display the poster in an area visible to customers. Talk to our Registered Sanitarian about obtaining posters.

Modifying or Improving Operations

Do you plan to enlarge your building or remodel your establishment? Open a second foodservice business? Do you plan to replace, remove, or rearrange major items of equipment? Will you significantly change your operation this year or next year? 

You must notify this office in advance before altering your food preparation/dining area or any other part of your foodservice establishment. If you intend to modify or improve your operation, please submit written plans to this Department for prior approval before executing any changes to your business.

Once Andrews County Health Department Registered Sanitarian approves your plans you may proceed with the improvements.

Water Wells

All food establishments using water well (non-City water) must submit water samples for evaluation once a year. Andrews County Health Department has instructions for water sample collection and submission. If your establishment uses non-City water attach a water sample report with the application.