Mission Statement: The mission of the Environmental Health Program is to protect, preserve and promote the health of citizens of Cameron County. To ensure a safe and healthy community, the Cameron County Environmental Health Program will responsibly serve the citizens of Cameron County with integrity and respect through a highly skilled and caring staff. The Department will strive for excellence and innovation in the provision of all its services and be accountable to the community, its representatives, and employees.
The OSSF is responsible for enforcing, authorizing, inspecting and investigating on-site sewage facilities, also for conducting a number of services, including:
General Sanitation is responsible for enforcing, inspecting and investigating new subdivisions and any general sanitation issues. General Sanitation is responsible for conducting a number of services:
We are excited to assist you in any way we can as you begin the process of operating a restaurant within Cameron County. Our department encourages business growth, as the creation of jobs in our community ultimately leads to an improved quality of life for our residents. For this reason, the Cameron County Public Health, Environmental Health Program has established a process to assist anyone in our community looking to open a food establishment business with hopes of earning your trust through the application process.
Eating and Drinking (Food Service) is responsible for enforcing, inspecting and investigating eating and drinking food service establishments. Food Service is responsible for conducting a number of services, including:
Please rest assured that our Health Inspectors are ready to assist and guide you through all the application requirements to make your business venture a possibility.
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Our Environmental Health office is conveniently located at:
1390 W. Expressway 83,
San Benito, Texas 78586
Please feel free to contact us or stop by our offices with any questions. Once again, I thank you for trusting us through this process and hope that we meet your needs.
In the following links, you will find the three types of applications:
Please browse through the forms and choose the application that best fits the type of business you are planning to operate. Once you decide what business you look to open, we encourage you to call (956) 247-3599 to request an appointment with one of our Health Inspectors
The Animal Control is responsible for enforcing, collecting, and controlling animals running at large. Animal Control is responsible for conducting a number of services:
* Notice is issued for compliance of all guidelines; if necessary, follow up investigations/inspections are conducted within an allotted time frame. When an investigation/inspection results in non-compliance, cases are turned over to local justice of the peace to take necessary legal action.