General Sanitation Program - Public Health Region 11


The purpose of the General Sanitation Program is to protect the physical and environmental health of the citizens of Texas. We strive to provide safe food, consumer products, and workplaces, abate any health nuisances, and promote public health measures to prevent any media of disease transmission to or between humans in counties or cities without a local health department. Through our environmental health programs, we educate and inform the regulated community and the general public by licensing, performing inspections, responding to complaints, and, when necessary, through regulatory enforcement. 


The various sections of the General Sanitation Program reflect the program's various inspectional activities:

  • Youth Camps
  • School cafeterias
  • Swimming pools (complaint basis only)
  • School facilities (complaint basis only)
  • Public Lodging (complaint basis only)
  • Public Playgrounds (complaint basis only)
  • Post-disaster shelter inspections
  • Vector Breeding and Rodent Harborage
  • Colonia Surveys
  • Field Sanitation
  • Food Service Establishments
  • Public Outreach 
  • Provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions and partners

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DSHS General Sanitation Program