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The City of Denton Consumer Health Division manages the food service industry and public health issues including issuing health permits, and monitoring public and semi-public swimming pools located within the city. A licensed Inspector also performs inspections on all Temporary Food Establishments for public city events.


Food Handler Information 
All Employees that work in a food establishment are required to have a current food handler card. Online Food handler courses are available in many different languages, including Spanish. If certification has been obtained through an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited program, the food handler is no longer required to register their certificate with the City of Denton. This certificate, however, must be available onsite for review by the Health Inspectors. All non ANSI accredited certificates are required to register through the City of Denton. Registration is $5.All Food Managers are required to register with the City of Denton. Registration is $10. If multiple registrations are brought in, please bring payment in the form of a check or money order. 

Food Handler Information

Smoking in Denton
Ordinance No. 2015-121, prohibits smoking in certain public establishments, including restaurants and bars. Bars that are currently considered “smoking bars” may continue to operate as such until Dec. 31, 2017, at which point all bars must comply with Ordinance No. 2015-121.

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