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.

Restaurant Inspections

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

Fall Food Safety Forum

October 8th

The purpose of the meeting is to develop better communications between environmental health, operators, industry professionals and the consuming public on food safety topics. We host two per year (Spring and Fall). These are not intended to be one way communications or trainings, but an open dialogue about topics related to food safety. We hope all attendees come ready to share experiences, discuss concerns and ask questions of regulators and peers.

All retail food operators are encouraged to attend.

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.

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.  See the Award winners from 2017 and 2018.

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. Find more information, frequently asked questions and resources related to changes in Colorado food regulations

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