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.

COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Summit County is currently restricting all public access to County Offices.  In addition, Environmental Health is deeply involved in COVID-19 Response and is responding to imminent health-based concerns when necessary.

Most routine Environmental Health services are currently on hold as we address these priority concerns. 

For questions directly related to the Public Health Order please call 970-668-9730 or COVIDQuestions@summitcountyco.gov

You may call 970-668-4070 or email environmentalhealth@summitcountyco.gov, but expect delayed responses to non-imminent health related issues.

Restaurant Inspections


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

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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