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.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- April 26, 2021 -- Opening a restaurant or cafe in Colorado Springs just got easier. COSOpenForBiz.com, a step-by-step guide to opening a business in the Pikes Peak region, now features a roadmap focused on opening a restaurant or cafe. The guide provides restaurant operators a roadmap specific to their industry needs from planning and identifying a location to construction and operations, helping them move their great idea to their grand opening.
Organizations came together in 2019 to provide entrepreneurs with a streamlined approach to opening a small business, including the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Better Business Bureau, Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Utilities, Downtown Colorado Springs, El Paso County, El Paso County Public Health, My Biz Colorado, Pikes Peak Regional Building Association, and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center.
The group continues to meet monthly to identify and develop industry roadmaps and further reduce barriers to starting a small business. Each step-by-step industry map is developed with input from local business owners familiar with the opening process and group members familiar with the regulatory process and requirements. In addition to the restaurant and cafe roadmap, the site also includes guides for distilleries, food trucks, and general business. The group plans to add additional industry sectors to become the number one city to open a business in the nation.
For more information and to view the industry roadmaps, check out COSOpenForBiz.com.
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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 has adopted a new inspection rating system and enforcement policy. Further information can be found in Resources below.
Listed below are links to information and forms for obtaining a retail food establishment license in El Paso County.
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.
Areas El Paso County Public Health Serves
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