Health & Safety Code Section 437.0123
County and Public Health District Fees in Certain Populous Counties
(a)A county that has a population of at least 2.8 million or a public health district at least part of which is in a county that has a population of at least 2.8 million may require the payment of a fee for issuing or renewing a permit or for performing an inspection to enforce this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter. A county with a population of at least 2.8 million may require a trained food manager to be on duty during each day of operation of a food service establishment. The training required of food managers can be no more extensive than the training offered by an education or training program accredited under Subchapter D (Definition), Chapter 438 (Public Health Measures Relating to Food). A food service establishment that handles only prepackaged food and does not prepare or package food may not be required to have a certified food manager under this section.
(b)A county or public health district that requires payment of a fee under Subsection (a) shall set the fee in an amount that does not exceed the amount necessary to recover the annual expenditures by the county or district for:
(1)reviewing and acting on a permit;
(2)amending and renewing a permit;
(3)inspecting a facility as provided by this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter; and
(4)otherwise administering this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter.
(c)Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 458 (H.B. 2755), Sec. 4(2), eff. September 1, 2019.
(d)Fees collected by a county under this chapter shall be deposited to the credit of a special fund of the county. Fees collected by a public health district under this chapter shall be deposited to the credit of a special fund created by the cooperative agreement under which the district operates.
(e)Fees deposited as provided by this section may be spent only for a purpose described by Subsection (b).
Section 437.0123 — County and Public Health District Fees in Certain Populous Counties,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.437.htm#437.0123 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).