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Hardin County Health Inspections

Our goal is to help you serve Good, Safe Food.



1135 Redwood (P.O. Box 820)

Kountze, Texas 77625


Monday - Friday

8 am - 5 pm


Phone: (409) 209-5359

Fax: (409) 246-4373

For Online Payments

please visit https://govpay.net/hardin_co_tx_health.com

Food Certification Training with StateFoodSafety.com

Every food establishment that cooks food must have a Certified Food Manager on premises. 

Food Manager Class

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants or other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages.

    • Our next Food Manager’s class will take place on January 23rd from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Hardin County Annex Building. It is recommended to bring a laptop or tablet if you have one available.
    • The cost for certification is $125.00 and it is valid for a total of 5 years.

Food Handler Class

Food handlers are responsible for packaged or unpackaged food as well as the equipment and utensils used to prepare or serve food and/or surfaces that come into contact with food.

Forms and Additional Information

    • Food Plan Review Information Guide & Food Plan Review - 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. 

    • 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.

    • Mobile Food Unit/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.
    • 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 of the info is there for you.

2022 Monthly Inspection Reports