El Paso County Vaccine Distribution Update

El Paso County is currently focused on vaccinating priority populations in Phases 1A and 1B of Colorado's COVID-19 phased vaccine distribution plan.

Phase 1A includes high-risk health care workers and individuals. Phase 1B includes everyone age 70 and older and other specific categories. To learn more about the phases of vaccine distribution, visit the El Paso County Public Health vaccine web page.

Click here if you are a person age 70 and older and seeking information about vaccines.

Please visit the Vaccine Dashboard page for more information. 

Environmental Health

In an effort to practice social distancing, the Environmental Health Office is currently not open to the public. Customer support is still available via phone at 719-578-3199, option 3, and by appointment only during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. We continue to accept electronic applications which must be submitted through [email protected]. You will be contacted by a member of our administrative team regarding payments for electronic applications.  Paper applications and physical payments can also be submitted and placed in our EH Drop Box located outside of the Environmental Health Office.

At this time we are experiencing delayed response times for calls and emails as well as longer processing times for all applications. Currently we are unable to provide detailed permit issuance timelines or detailed status updates regarding your application.   

We believe that a healthy community starts by creating a safe environment for our citizens to live in. We accomplish this through science-based risk assessment, policy development, monitoring and inspections, consultation, education, and enforcement of regulations designed to protect the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the places where we live, play, and work. While protecting human health is our primary objective, we also act in concert with many other agencies, programs, and organizations whose work helps to protect and enhance environmental quality.

Environmental Health areas include Air Quality, Body Art, Child Care Facilities, Land Use and Planning, Retail Food LicensingFood Safety, On-Site Wastewater (Septic) systems, Public Pools and Spas, and testing for the quality of well water throughout El Paso County.

If you wish to request a public record that is not available on this website, please complete a records request form, and submit it to the Environmental Health Division.