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ReJena Bolton, Health Inspector/Supervisor, CPO

Sheli Richardson, Assistant -  Investigations, Foodborne/Waterborne Insp., CPO

Meredith Selman, Administrative Assistant

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

We are open during your lunch hour to better serve you!


5th Annual Food Establishment Training - It's FREE! Monday, February 28, 2022 at the Lumberton Performing Arts Building (DOME), LISD             8am - 1pm.  Please see the flyer for details. All food establishments are welcome including: restaurants, mobile units, temporary vendors, churches, non-profits, schools and those looking to start a food business. Look forward to seeing you there!

New Business, Food Vendors and Miscellaneous Information

Food Plan Review Information Guide - Informational guide for creating plans for your food establishment for a new business or remodel. The menu and building plans are to be submitted to the Health Inspector prior to work beginning. Contact the Health Inspector for any additional information.
New Food Establishment Kit  - All the information you will need to start a new business in Hardin County. This does not include information you will need from the city if your business is located in the city limits. Please see the city for permits you need. 
Food Permit Application FormThis application is for anyone needing a Food Establishment Permit for Hardin County including Mobil Food Units.
Disaster Information Packet - This packet includes paperwork for all disasters for assessment, response and recovery as well as a boil water notice and how to protect food and water during a storm.
Annual Catering Permit - This permit is for all Catering Establishments, Food truck and trailers that sell food, cook or deliver to Hardin County but the business is not located in Hardin County.
Environmental Checklist - Form for certification of all Foster Parents and Adoptions. This is a free service.

Temporary Vendor Checklist - Checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your event.

Festival / Event Form - Form for any festival or event to be held in Hardin County. These may be paid for at the event, online or in our office. You may get a Temporary Permit for one event or for the year. If you already have a Food Establishment or Catering Permit you will not have to obtain this permit for a Hardin County event. All event participants are subject to inspection.  

Temporary/One Day Event Information - This will give you all the information needed for a one day event.

How to Serve Safe Food at Your Event - Information guide to serving safe food for your event.

Mobile Food Unit Information Guide - This guide has all the specs you will need for your mobile food unit. Whether you are building a new MFU or remodeling all the info is there for you.

Hardin County Temporary Event Rules  - List of how to keep patrons safe during an event       



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Food Handler and Food Manager Certification Info: 
Every food establishment that cooks food must have a Certified Food Manager on premises. 

Food Manager Class      February 22, 2022    9am - 4:30pm                                                                                                      H.C. Annex Building                                                                                     1135 Redwood, Kountze, TX 77625

Cost is $125 and certification is good for 5 years. Please bring a laptop or tablet to take the final exam if you have one. Register by emailing rejena.bolton@co.hardin.tx.us

Food Handler Class      TBA - 8:30 - 10 am  H.C. Annex Building - cost is $15 (cash or check) and certification is good for two years.

Cost is $15.00 and certification is good for 2 years.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you did not prepay.
All classes are held at the NEW Hardin County Annex Building unless noted otherwise.                                                                                    
**GROUP CLASSES Available at your site - must be 10 or more employees
Online Courses - Food Handlers & Food Managers Certification - hchd.statefoodsafety.com

Registration Form - This form is for both Food manager and Food Handler classes

Spanish Registration Form      (Spanish class by appointment only)

For more information call: 409-209-5359                   


Website Information
TFER - Texas Food Establishment Rules Field Manual
Cottage Food Law 
BBQ Pit Requirements
First Aid Kit Requirements
Water Well Regulations
Hand Washing Poster
Boil Water Advisory
Who Needs a Permit
Proper Thawing
Fresh Produce Tips


               Monthly Health Inspection Reports 

Health Inspection Scores - All Hardin County Food Establishment scores in alphabetical order. To see the violations with the score please see the monthly inspection report.




ReJena Bolton

Sheli Richardson

Meredith Selman

Hardin County Annex, 1135 Redwood (P.O. Box 820), Kountze, Texas 77625 

Phone:  (409)209-5359
Fax:       (409) 246-4373