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    The Food and Drug Licensing Group is within the Division for Regulatory Services. 
    P. O. Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347 
    (512) 834-6770


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Food and Drug Licensing Group is to protect the public's health and safety by effectively and efficiently supporting the Health Care Quality Section and the Environmental and Consumer Safety Section in their regulatory activities. This support is accomplished through the timely issuance of licenses, permits and certificates, and the collection of the appropriate fees. The Regulatory Licensing Unit works closely with these two sections to achieve compliance through education and enforcement actions using a fair process, which balances the licensees' due process rights with our regulatory mandate. The Regulatory Licensing Unit strives to provide prompt, courteous service to all of its internal and external customers.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LEFT HAND MENU TAB, “Instructions for Filing License Applications” for IMPORTANT INFORMATION.



For the mailing address to use when submitting an application with money, please refer to the address at the top of each individual application.

Send correspondence only to:
RLU, Food and Drug Licensing Group MC 2835
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

For Foods, Retail Food Establishments,
Certificate of Freesale and/or Certificate of Origin,
Seafood Safety, and Inspection Applications
TELEPHONE:  (512) 834-6626
FAX: (512) 834-6618
EMAIL: Foods Licensing Group

For Drugs, Medical Devices, Certificate of Authority, Tanning, Tattoo, Body Piercing,
Milk and Dairy, Meat Safety Assurance, and Certified Food Manager:
  (512) 834-6727
FAX: (512) 834-6741
EMAIL: Drugs and Food Safety Licensing Group

The Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street
Austin, Texas 78754

Map and directions to the Exchange Building


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Last updated February 19, 2015