Business Health Establishment Information

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The Public Health and Environmental Quality Department is involved with several aspects of the development review process. Our department looks at everything from cross-connection control devices to four-compartment sinks to ensuring asbestos surveys have been completed. The links below are intended to facilitate the review process.

For information on the overall planning and development process for the City of Grand Prairie, please visit the Planning and Development Web pages. And for further information about doing business with our city, please visit our Starting a Business in Grand Prairie section.


City of Grand Prairie and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) require an asbestos survey to be conducted in all public and commercial buildings before performing any renovation or demolition on a regulated structure.

Certificate of Occupancy (CO)

For a new business and/or change of ownership, a Certificate of Occupancy application must be submitted online to the Building Inspections Division. View the Certificate of Occupancy web page for information on how to apply.

Commercial Trash Service Requirements

All businesses are required to maintain trash service. Certificate of Occupancy applicants must choose one of the Solid Waste Verification options and submit required documentation to the Public Health and Environmental Quality Department before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.

Food/Alcohol Sales