Code Compliance Services
Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division | Frequently Asked Questions
How can I view the latest food inspection scores?
For more information, view the latest food inspection scores here.
I got sick from eating at a restaurant. Who should I call to report the restaurant?
Contact the Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division at (214) 670-8083 to report an allegation of a
How do I obtain a permit to open a restaurant?
To apply for a permit to open a restaurant or other food-related permits, visit the Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division at 7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, TX 75238. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm). You must bring a valid photo identification, sales tax permit, and a $300 application free plus an additional $250 fee if plans are submitted for review. Call (214) 670-8083 for information. Permit applications may also be made at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center, 320 East Jefferson. Call (214) 948-4480 for information.
Can I cook food at home to sell?
No. All food intended for general public consumption, whether free or for sale, must be prepared at a commercial establishment that is inspected by a federal, state, or local health authority.
Where can I go to take the Registered Food Service Manager class?
These classes are offered at various locations throughout the state. A list of locations may be obtained
at the Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division at7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, TX 75238, or by calling
How can I get a permit to sell items by the side of the road or on a parking lot?
Vending on public property is prohibited except in the downtown Central Business District. Questions regarding vending should be directed to the Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division at (214) 670-8083.