Environmental Health Department

As part of the Public Health Department, Environmental Health (EH) is focused on controlling environmental factors that impact human health and environment (food, water and air).

EH staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations related to health and sanitation in all food establishments, child care facilities, and schools.

EH oversees the permitting, installation and use of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), protecting drinking water resources and surface waters from pollution.

EH also responds to complaints concerning swimming pools, public accommodations, mobile home parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities.

As Built Drawings & Permit Copies

You can search for OWTS (septic) records online.  If you experience problems or can't find your record, call 970-668-4070 or email for assistance.

Restaurant Inspections


Wondering how your 
favorite restaurant does at inspections? View Inspection Reports
for local restaurants.

Food Safety Excellence


As a part of National Food Safety Month, each year Environmental Health recognizes retail food establishments that demonstrate Exceptional Commitment to Food Safety.

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FDA Food Code Transition

The state of Colorado has adopted the FDA food code. It will be effective starting January 1, 2019.
There are a few changes that may affect Summit County Retail Food Establishments.
Click here for more information, frequently asked questions and resources. 

Buster, The Germ-Busting Superhero


He's busy throughout Summit County, educating the community on a variety of public health issues. Watch for Buster at area events!
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