Food Establishment Inspection Scores

The Food Establishment Inspection Scores document lists the name of the facility (in alphabetical order), the location of the facility, the description of the type of inventory, date of last inspection with the service description and inspection score received by the facility.

Food Establishment Scores

By going to the Data tab of the Food Establishment Scores at the link above, you may search by name and/or property address by clicking on the filter icons at the heading of each column.

The City of Arlington Health Division ensures that all food establishments such as restaurants, child care kitchens, convenience stores and grocery stores are inspected at least once annually. Inspections are conducted based on criterion in the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) and the City of Arlington Health and Sanitation Ordinance Article IV. Beginning in August 2017, the Arlington Health Division implemented the most current version of TFER which included an updated inspection form and scoring system.

Inspections scores reflect the updated scoring system in which 100 is a perfect score and 70 is considered to be extremely poor.

A scored reinspection will be conducted for establishments that score 75 or less. Establishments that have a score of 76 or better but have critical violations may receive an unscored follow-up inspection to ensure that the critical violations have been corrected.

Establishments presenting serious health and sanitation violations that are considered to be an imminent health hazard will be closed upon the authority of the City of Arlington Health Division until the identified health hazard has been mitigated.

Change of Ownership and Complaint Inspections do not result in a score.

To report a concern by phone you may call the Action Center at 817-459-6777, you may also call Health Services at 817-459-6693.

To report a concern online or submit an open records request please visit our website.

You may download the Ask Arlington app to submit complaints on your mobile device.

Please contact Health Services for more information:

Planning and Development Services: Health Services 101 W Abram Street, 2nd floor PO Box 90231, Mail Stop 01-0241 Arlington, Texas 76004-3231

Telephone 817-459-6693

Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM)

Effective January 20, 2010, every Food Establishment must have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM) at each location during all operating hours, who is responsible for supervising food preparation and service. Certification is obtained by passing a Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) approved certified food manager examination. The examination may be taken at any licensed Certification Training Program, Test Site, Online Exam or National Exam provider. Certification is valid for five years. Information can be found at Texas Department of State Health Services -Certified Food Manager (CFM) Program. Once the individual receives the certification, they must register (Certified Food Manager Registration) with the City of Arlington within 30 days.

All Certified Food Protection Managers must be registered with the City of Arlington.

Food Recalls

Food Codes and Guidelines

Plan Review

All new or remodeled food establishments are required to submit plans to be reviewed for compliance with health code regulations. As a part of this process, construction or structural design inspections are performed. All facilities must go through this process before a health permit to operate can be issued. In addition to the health permit, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is also required to be approved and issued prior to opening for business. The CO can be obtained through Planning and Development Services, which is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 101 W. Abram St., phone 817-459-6502.

Should you require additional information, please contact Aimee Rockhill-Carpenter, RS, Health Services Manager, by email or at 817-459-6656.


Food and beverage establishments should continue to follow the sanitation and hygiene standards in the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).  Ensure that sanitation of high contact surfaces and public areas occurs on an increased frequency.  Establishments are strongly encouraged to transition to take-out and pick-up service at this time.

Refer to CDC guidance documents found by clicking this link.

CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations can be found by clicking this link.

Refer to FDA COVID-19 food safety document found by clicking this link.

Texas Restaurant Association has Coronavirus Guidance Resources available by clicking this link.

To download Reopening a Food Facility After Extended Closure, click on this link.

Reopening a Food Establishment after an extended closure.