Environmental Health & Code Compliance

Phone: (409) 745-1463    


11475 FM 1442
Orange, Texas  77630

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday
                          8:00am -  12:00pm
                           1:00pm  - 5:00pm

Joel Ardoin

We require that all Food Establishments in Orange County obtain a current Food Service Permit. We service the following areas:

City of Orange
City of Pinehurst
City of West Orange
City of Bridge City
City of Vidor
City of Rose City
City of Pine Forest
All unincorporated areas


We inspect all Food Service Establishments which include: Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores and Deli, Roadside Vendors, Daycares, Snow Cone Stands, Meat/Fish Markets, Schools and local Soup Kitchens to ensure compliance with state and local health laws and regulations. These establishments are inspected a minimum of one{1} time per year.

Food Complaints

If you have had a bad experience with a particular establishment, please contact us so that we may investigate the complaint further. Please have important details about your experience including establishment name, time, foods that were ordered and what issues are needing to be addressed. Call our office to submit a complaint.

Cottage Food Law

Texas Cottage Food Law allows the sale of certain foods that are prepared in residential homes. This type of business is not regulated by a local or state health department unless there is concern for public's health. If you are looking a starting a Cottage Food business please see this FAQ sheet before you get started.

Cottage Food Law FAQ

Please click the links below for further information regarding specific topics.

New Food Establishment Information Packet
Food Service Permit Application
2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)
Handwashing Poster (English/Spanish)
Food Storage Chart
Service Animals in a Retail Food Establishment
BBQ Pits
Food Employee Reporting Sign
Service Sink or Curbed Cleaning Facility
Proper Thawing of Foods
Safe Food Temperatures Poster (English/Spanish)
Selling Honey in Texas
3 Compartment Sinks
Mobile Shrimp Vendor Information
Temperature Holding Logs
Selling Yard Eggs at Farmers Market
Orange County Food Safety Tips
Temporary Food Rules

Emergency Management Documents

Boil Water Notice Information
Reopening a Retail Food Establishment After an Emergency

Contact Us

Joel Ardoin - Director

Michele Johnson - Office Manager

Tammie Marcantel - Inspector
Environmental and On-Site Septic Systems

Lisa Roberts - Flood plain Administrator
Building/Development Permits

James Scales - Deputy Director