The City of Robstown Health Department offers numerous services for the benefit and safety of our community.  Our mission is to protect and promote the safety and well-being of our citizens in Robstown.

Food Establishment Section :    Food Safety is a key element to protecting public health and preventing the spread of food-borne illnesses.  To ensure the safety of food in our city we work in partnership with the operators and employees of food service establishments.  Food establishments should be inspected  twice a year.  If unable to be inspected at this frequency, then inspections will be prioritized by risk.  Employees who handle food are trained as food handlers; food managers are certified in the safe preparation and storage of food.  All food service providers must obtain the necessary permits and pay the required fees before commencing operations.  Our municipality follows TEXAS FOOD ESTABLISHMENT RULES (TFER-25 TAC Chapter 229.161-229.171, 229.173-229.175) as well as local guidelines during our food establishment inspections.

Other  services provided and/or handled by the Health Department Food establishment section are:

  • Foster Care, Child-Care, & Adult Care Inspections (no fee)
  • Health Food Handler Classes (requires 10 or more participants)
  • Health & Food Vendor Permits (fee required)
  • Wholesalers Permits (fee required)
  • Retail Permits (fee required)
  • Temporary Permits (fee required)
  • Mobile Units (fee required)

Vector Control Section:   

  • Federal, State and local government agencies play a critical role in protecting public health from mosquito borne diseases. They serve on the front line, providing information through their outreach programs to the medical and environmental surveillance networks that first identify possible outbreaks.  They also manage the mosquito control programs that carry out prevention, public education and vector population management.
  • Certain Federal, State and Local criteria’s must be met before the city can spray for mosquitoes. When such criteria’s are met the city will start spraying for mosquitoes-weather permitting.  The public’s role in eliminating potential breeding habitats for mosquitoes—such as getting rid of any standing water around home, as well as keeping your property clean of debris and high weeds/grass—is a critical step in reducing the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission.  In the mean time, we encouraged the public to make sure window screens and screen doors are in good repair.  When venturing into areas with high mosquito populations, the public should wear personal protection such as long sleeve shirts and long pants, preferably treated with a repellent.  People should use mosquito repellents when necessary, and always follow label instructions.

Bee Calls:

  • This Department also handles certain bee calls. The City can only handle bee issues on City owned properties only. Due to strict Federal and State guidelines municipalities can not obtain a Commercial Pesticide applicator’s license.  This means that the City can not  spray or eradicate bees on privately owned properties.  Private property owners are responsible for the eradication of bees on their personal property.  We do have a list of Bee contractors available to assist you with bee issues.
  • NOTE: THIS OFFICE GETS SEVERAL CALLS RELATED TO MEDICAL HEALTH ISSUES WHICH WE ARE UNABLE TO HANDLE IN THIS OFFICE.  ALL MEDICAL ISSUE REGARDING:  VACCINATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL TESTS, MUST CALL THE NUECES COUNTY HEALTH CLINIC AT (361) 387-5241.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOOD VENDOR PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE

Food Dealer’s Permits

Number of Employees:

1-3: $50.00.

4-8:  $60.00.

9-18: $70.00.

More than 18: $100.00

Wholesaler’s permit: $75.00.

Jobber’s /Temporary Permit: $50.00/yr.

 Seasonal: $25.00/qtr.

Mobile units: $30.00.

Beer & Wine on Premise: $87.50

Beer & Wine off Premise: $30.00

Beer with Packaging only: $37.50

Dance Hall Permit: $300.00

Late Hours: $125.00

Late Fees: $25.00

Food Handler Card: $6.00

Replacement Card: $3.00

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PEST CONTROL COMPANIES

A& M PEST CONTROL
361-765-0661

Alice Pest Control
361-664-6211

Coastal Bend
361-993-1220

Elite Exterminating Inc.
361-853-8370

Perm Grass Services
361-855-4853

Pest Fog
361-854-8214

Pest Patrol
361-852-4002

Pestmobiles Inc.
361-994-4949

Town & Country
361-387-1634

BEE KEEPERS

City Of Robstown-Vector Control*
361-387-4589 ext. 129

Corpest Service, Inc.
361-949-0208

Esparza Pest Patrol
361-851-1773

Home Garden Pest Control
361-882-7378

Joe Watkins
361-937-2176

Ralph Krause
361-937-2274

San Patricio County
361-364-6208

Nueces County
361-387-5701

All these companies  charge a fee so please get estimate from several companies

*City of Robstown Vector Control is restricted by Law to perform vector control duties on private property.  City can only service City owned properties

Armando Calvo
Health Inspector