Local Ordinance Registry and Model Orders and Ordinances

Per SB 577 (88th), the following additions were made to Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC) Chapter 437:

HSC 437.009(b) A municipality or public health district of which the municipality is a member may not conduct an inspection to determine compliance with an ordinance the municipality adopts that differs from state law or department rules or orders before the 60th day following the date the municipality or district submits a copy of the ordinance to the department for inclusion in the registry established under Section 437.0091.

HSC 437.0091 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE REGISTRY. The department shall establish and maintain on the department's Internet website a registry for municipal ordinances submitted under Section 437.009(b) and post in the registry each submitted ordinance not later than the 10th day after the date the department receives the ordinance.

The registry below is intended to fulfill the requirements of HSC 437.0091.

Local Ordinance Registry

Jurisdiction Name

Jurisdiction Type


Date Submitted


City of Allen City  305 Century Pkwy, Allen, Texas 75013 10/26/2023 PDF
City of Amarillo City  808 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo, Texas 79105-1971 12/4/2023; updated 2/29/2024 PDF
City of Baytown City  220 W. Defee Avenue, Baytown, Texas 77520 9/1/2023 PDF
City of Burleson City 725 SE John Jones, Burleson, Texas 76028 11/7/2023 PDF
City of Dallas  City  7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, Texas 75238 10/30/2023 Word Doc
City of Farmers Branch City  1300 William Dodson Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 9/12/2023; Rev 11/27/2023 PDF
Town of Flower Mound City 2121 Cross Timber Road, Flower Mound, Texas 75028 11/7/2023 PDF
City of Frisco City  6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75034 9/1/2023 PDF
Galveston County Health District County  9850 Emmett F Lowry Expy, Texas City, 77591 12/5/2023 PDF
City of Garland City  1720 Commerce Street, Garland, Texas 75040 8/10/2023 PDF
City of Houston City  8000 North Stadium Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 9/6/2023 Excel Sheet
City of Irving  City  825 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75060 8/10/2023 PDF
City of Jonestown City  18649 FM 1431, Suite 1-A, Jonestown, Texas 78645 11/17/2023 PDF
City of Manvel City  20025 Highway 6, Manvel, Texas 77578 9/21/2023 PDF
City of McKinney City  410 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas 75069 10/11/2023; Rev 12/1/2023 PDF
Northeast Texas Public Health District Public Health District 815 N. Broadway Ave.,Tyler, Texas 75702 11/2/2023 PDF
City of North Richland Hills City  4301 City of Point Drive, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180 6/29/2023 PDF, PDF
City of Pearland City  2703 Veterans Drive, Pearland, Texas 77581 1/31/2024 PDF
City of Port Arthur City  449 Austin Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas 77640 11/15/2023 URL Link
City of Princeton City  2000 East Princeton Drive, Princeton, Texas 75407 10/1/2023 PDF
City of Roanoke City  500 South Oak Street, Roanoke, Texas 76262 9/5/2023 URL Link
City of Rowlett City  57020 Rowlett Road, Rowlett, Texas 75089 9/26/2023 Word Doc
City of San Marcos City  1040 Texas Highway 123, San Marcos, Texas 78666 9/1/2023 PDF
City of Sugar Land City  111 Gillingham, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 9/12/2023 PDF

Model Orders and Ordinances

The following model county order and city ordinance are provided for your use as templates in developing a county or municipal retail food program. Under Chapter 437 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, counties and public health districts "by order" may permit retail food establishments and enforce state law and rules adopted under state law.

Under the municipal code, home-rule cities and Type A General Law Municipalities may enact local ordinances that must be at least as stringent as state laws and rules, but may be more stringent. These are models only and we suggest contacting your local city, county or district attorney for specific advice and guidance in local enactment of orders and ordinances.

Also, review Health and Safety Code Chapter 341 for specifics on public health nuisances, nuisances and abatement for home - rule cities and Type A General Law Municipalities:

HSC Chapter 341-Minimum Standards of Sanitation and Health Protection Measures

More information on Public Nuisances can be found on our website at: Public Nuisance Complaints - Public Health Sanitation Program | Texas DSHS.