Food Handler Courses, Permits, & Fees

Food Handler Cards
City ordinance requires that any person employed in a food establishment and involved in food preparation or food handling activities must be adequately trained to prevent the occurrence of foodborne illnesses. To complete a Food Handler course simply go on line and pick the company of your choice.  Fee's will vary by company.  Once you receive your certificate of completion bring it to the City of Mesquite Health Division and they will issue you a Food Handler Card.  Food Handler Cards must be obtained within 30 days of employment with a food establishment.

​Health Permits

Health Permits are divided into 7 different classes.  To determine which class your business falls under please see the Standards by Establishment Class section.

Health Permit Fees


Class Description  Fee
Class I-V 1-9 Employee
10-19 Employees
20+ Employees
$250 / year
$300 / year
$350 / year
Class VI Incidental Sales
Temporary Permit
  • With a Current Permit
  • Without a Current Permit
Catering Trucks (per vehicle)
Ice Cream Trucks (per vehicle)
Itinerant Sales
$100 / year

$75 / year
$75 / year

$200 / year
$200 / year
$200 / year
Class VII Day Cares $200 / year