Food Establishment Requirements
Food Service and Retail Food Inspection
Food Handler Classes
General Health Issues
Household Hazardous Waste
Jimmy Stephens, R.S., M.S.
211 E. Pleasant Run Rd.
DeSoto, TX 75115
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The departmental mission is to provide outstanding services in environmental health and in order to promote wellness and prevent disease in our community. This will be accomplished through the intellectual use of human resources, technology, education and common sense.
The City of DeSoto Health Department only offers environmental health-related services. For medical and immunization services, contact your family physician or the Dallas County Health Department.
Below are helpful phone numbers and websites:
Dallas County Health Department Services, Region 2/3
Texas Department of State Health
Tip of the Month
H1N1 Flu Information
Dallas County Health and Human Services Department
and participating cities within the County, including DeSoto, are working to educate the public about the flu by providing surveillance, prevention and control measures in response to the H1N1 and seasonal flu.
Citizens can take proactive steps to protect themselves by practicing the following:
• Wash hands with soap and water frequently.
• Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
• Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
• Avoid others who appear sick.
• Keep your hands away from your eyes and nose. This is a common transmission mode for flu.
Notice: Municipal Energy Usage for Calendar Year 2011
The City of DeSoto purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy. In Calendar Year 2011, the City purchased a total of 5646.31 thousand cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas.
The City purchases electricity from Direct Energy. In calendar year 2011, the City purchased a total of 10,385,662 kilowatt hours.
The City purchases water from the City of Dallas. In calendar year 2011, the City purchased a total of 50,298,000 gallons of water.
The total cost of natural gas, electricity and water purchased by the City in the calendar year 2011 is $1,801,658.
The City of DeSoto, Texas
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
Ph: 972.274.CITY (2489)
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