Food Establishment Permit

A food establishment permit is required for any person or business that seeks to operate a food establishment. Permits are not transferable from one person to another or from one location to another location, except as otherwise permitted by this article. A valid permit must be posted in or on every food establishment.

Prior to the approval of an initial permit or the renewal of an existing permit, the regulatory authority shall inspect the proposed food establishment to determine compliance with state laws and rules. A food establishment that does not comply with state laws and rules will be denied a permit or the renewal of a permit.

Permit Fees

Permit fees are explained in chapter 18 of the Selma Code of Ordinances. It is summed up here.

Code Section NumberDescription
18-64(a)Food establishment permit feesNumber of Employees





21 or more$500
Food handler training course fee (per person)
Frozen dessert and beverage machine fees

Permit Processing Options:

  1. Mail your application and payment to City of Selma, 9375 Corporate Dr. Selma, Texas 78154 (Make remittance payable to City of Selma).
  2. Scan and email your application to Monique Vernon, and we can process your credit card payment over the phone (With a $5.00 convenience fee).
  3. Submit your application and fee in person at Selma City Hall.

For questions, please call Monique Vernon at (210) 651-7829 or send an email.