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Health Department Hours:


                                                   Monday -Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The last Friday of the month we are closed to the Public from 1pm - 5pm



COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

What you need to know about coronavirus?

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus?

Stop the spread of germs.

Proper Hand Washing...When & How

Keeping the workplace, school, home and office safe

New!! Coronavirus Alert...If you have these symptoms

Restaurant Information - please go to www.restaurant.org/Covid19

                 IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS                           PLEASE CALL   409-246-5188 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.      


Please call us if you have any questions at 409-246-5188 


Vaccine Information
Immunizations are $10 per vaccine and $5 for each additional vaccine.
Ex: 2 vaccines are $15.
Call for eligibility

Flu Vaccines are $20 each
Tuberculosis Skin Tests are $25 each
Administered on Monday - Wednesday and Friday

We only accept cash or checks for payment

Free STD Health Screenings 1st & 3rd Friday's from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Appointment flyer for Health Screenings

For more information or to make an appointment call - 409-209-5361


Now accepting Credit Card Payments. Please click below on the link:



Monthly Health Inspection Reports 

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

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.


New Business 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 Permit for Hardin County including Mobil 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 
Environmental Checklist - Form for certification of all Foster Parents and Adoptions. This is a free service.
Food Vendor Information

How to Serve Safe Food at Your Event

Mobile Food Unit Information Guide

                   Hardin County Temporary Event Rules  - List of how to keep patrons safe during an event                                  
Food Handler and Food Manager Certification Info: 
Every food establishment that cooks food must have a Certified Food Manager on premises. 

                        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.


                             Food Manager Class      Tuesday, November 10th  - 8:30 - 4:30 

                                                            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 - Registration Form

Spanish Registration Form                          (Spanish class by appointment only)
                   Class is $15.00.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you did not prepay.
                                      All classes are held at the NEW Hardin County Annex Building unless noted                                                    1135 Redwood, Kountze, Texas 77625
                                                For information call: 409-246-5188
**GROUP CLASSES Available at your site - must be 10 or more employees
Online Courses
Food Handlers & Food Managers Certification - hchd.statefoodsafety.com

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


Dr. Jana Winberg - Hardin County Local Health Authority



Sharon Whitley - Health Department Director 

Sharon Schartz - LVN, Public Health Nurse
Christina Richard - IPOS/Investigations
ReJena Bolton- Hardin County Health Inspector

Gaylynn Gibson -Public Health Clerk/PHEP


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

Phone:  (409) 246-5188
Fax:       (409) 246-5263