Health Department


Chauncy Williams, R.E.H.S./R.S - Director 

Department of Health Services


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120

Physical Address:
105 S. Preston Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 875-6442
Fx: (972) 875-8540

Animal Control > Livestock


  City of Ennis Department of Health Services  


Any person raising or keeping livestock (horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, emu, ostriches, mules etc.) in a residentially zoned district as defined by City Ordinance must ensure the area is maintained in a sanitary condition so as to not become offensive and/or cause a nuisance to the adjacent  residents:

  • Livestock must be kept in enclosures, pens, sheds at least two hundred fifty (250) feet from an inhabited dwelling.  This distance requirement does not apply to the dwelling of the owner. Enclosures must be of construction and strength to keep animals from running at large.
  • Cleaned up manure or refuse must be promptly removed from the vicinity after each cleaning

To report a problem or concern contact the Health Department between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. M - F at 972.875.1234 or visit our office at 500 Lake Bardwell Drive Ennis,Texas 75120

Loose Livestock

Note: The City of Ennis Department of Health Services provides assistance to the Ellis County Sheriff's Department with Loose Livestock within the City of Ennis during normal business hours.

After hours: contact the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office at 972-937-6060.