Environmental Services Overview

The City of Midland Health Department Environmental Services Section is responsible for:

  • Securing compliance with State rules on food safety through surveillance, monitoring and inspections, 
  • Permitting retail food establishments.

Who needs a food permit?

  • City of Midland food establishment permits are required for anyone preparing, processing, storing or serving food to the public inside the city and county limits of Midland.  
  • Helpful links for rules, resources and applications can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • All food establishments, that prepare / serve potentially hazardous foods, must have at least one certified food manager (CFM) at their facility.  Links for Certified Food Manager courses can be found under Food Safety Resources links listed at the bottom of this page.


Opening a new restaurant

Mobile Food Unit

Temporary Event Permit

  • Temporary event permits are required for anyone preparing / serving potentially hazardous food to the public.  
  • Click here for the Rules for Temporary Food Service Establishments.  
  • To obtain a temporary food permit, fill out the Midland Health Department Environmental Health Permit Application and submit it to City of Midland Health Department, located at 3303 W. Illinois, Suite 22, with payment, no later than 72 hours before the event.
  • Large events with multiple vendors may have additional requirements and deadlines.  Check with the event organizer or contact the City of Midland Health Department  Environmental Health Section at   432-681-7613 for additional requirements.
  • No potentially hazardous foods may be prepared at home to sell at a temporary event.  
  • All cooking and preparation of food sold or given away must be done on site at the event.

Helpful Links

Food Safety Resources