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Public walk-in Plan Review hours are now available Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm located at the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.
Retail food establishments are required to be licensed in Colorado in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes 25-4-1610 (1) (b). Licenses are associated with the current ownership, location, and Colorado Sales Tax License.
El Paso County Public Health licenses and inspects facilities such as, but not limited to, restaurants, mobile food trucks, coffee kiosks, cafeterias, convenience stores/gas stations, drug stores, grocery stores, bars, hotels, assisted and independent living facilities and special events.
We partner with organizations and departments from the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. COS Open for Biz provides a guide to help you move from your great idea to your grand opening. Please visit www.COSOpenForBiz.com to view a Restaurant and Mobile Unit roadmap.
Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected], mailed, or delivered to the Environmental Health Office.
El Paso County Public Health - Environmental Health Division
1675 W Garden of the Gods Rd, Ste 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Any new construction or extensive remodel on a fixed location or mobile unit, will require completion of the Plan Review process prior to construction.
Extensive remodel includes, but is not limited to:
Minor remodel includes, but is not limited to:
Review of Potential Retail Food Establishment Site can also be scheduled with a specialist and completed for $75.00.
Plan Review Office Hours:
Monday & Thursday 9:00am to 12:00pm
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department
2880 International Cir
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
An application for a license may be considered without a plan review for an existing retail food establishment if you are planning to purchase, or have already purchased, an existing/previously existing food service operation and are not making any changes to the establishment or equipment. When purchasing an existing/previously existing retail food establishment, the proposed licensee is required to bring the facility up to current building codes and retail food establishment regulations.
All special event food vendors who wish to operate in El Paso County must have a valid El Paso County Public Health Special Event License. "Special event" means an organized event or celebration at which retail food establishments prepare, serve, or otherwise provide food for human consumption.
For those vendors who wish to obtain licensing through El Paso County Public Health, applications will be reviewed by the Environmental Health Division, and to promote public health and prevent foodborne illness, the division will provide training and educational services. Under this program, the division will also respond to complaints received from the public.