Public Health

Food Inspection


To prevent food and waterborne illnesses by ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations governing all types of food establishments through active inspection, surveillance, enforcement and monitoring.

  • Review and approve plans for new foodservice establishments
  • Issue permits for foodservice establishments
  • Inspect food service establishments for legal compliance
  • Investigate food-related complaints
  • Initiate legal actions
  • Obtain voluntary closures of facilities
  • Recommend suspension or revocation of health permits
  • Provide educational and informational classes for individuals working in food establishments
  • Issue food handler and manager cards
  • Educate the public in safe food handling practices.


Food Establishment Inspection Data

The department of public health inspects El Paso's businesses and assigns them a score depending on their food handling practices. These scores are publicly available.

 Check Food Establishment Scores

Program Location
5115 El Paso Dr.
Suite A
El Paso, Texas 79905
(915) 212-6610

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.