Retail Food Establishments

COVID-19 Resources


Employee Daily Symptom Screening (CDPHE): Video and webpage https://covid19.colorado.gov/symptom-screening

ServSafe Free Courses (National Restaurant Association): Free COVID-19 Training, including ServSafe Takeout and Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions, ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions, and ServSafe Conflict De-escalation: COVID-19 Precautions   https://www.servsafe.com/Landing-Pages/Free-Courses

National Restaurant Association General COVID19 Resources: https://restaurant.org/Manage-My-Restaurant/Business-Operations/preparedness/Resource-Directory

CDPHE Retail Food Guidance https://covid19.colorado.gov/restaurants-food-services 

Current Grand County Restrictions Quick Reference Guide


Retail Food Licensing


2021 License Renewals

Colorado state legislature passed SB20B-001 during a special legislative session. This bill acknowledges hardships faced by the hospitality industry in 2020 and subsequently waives 2021 renewal fees for all establishments with a restaurant-category license. Facilities with a restaurant category license will be mailed their 2021 license in the coming weeks. All other facilities with grocery, mobile, or limited licenses will receive a renewal invoice in the mail


Opening, Remodeling, or Transferring Ownership of a Retail Food Establishment (Restaurant, Food Truck, Grocery, or Catering)


GCPH continues to process applications for new facilities as needed. Contact ktaft@co.grand.co.us for more details.

If you are interested in opening a new facility, remodeling an existing facility, or transferring ownership of a current facility, download the appropriate plan review forms. State statute requires plans to be submitted to this department prior to any substantial alteration to premises or menu. 

Retail Food Establishment Permit - Plan Review Application Checklist

Retail Food Establishment Permit - Plan Review Application (Mobile Unit) Checklist

Commissary Agreement

There is a minimum 14 day processing time for all plan review applications. This may not include additional licensing steps after plan review.

If you have any questions about which form to use, or how to fill them out, contact us. Please keep in mind for your timeline that there are several steps after application prior to licensing, which may include a pre-operational inspection as necessary. 

Scan and submit your paperwork via email to ktaft@co.grand.co.us, OR by mail, along with a $100 application fee. The fee can be mailed, or paid over the phone. 

Plan reviews initiated after January 1, 2020 will also be assessed a $50 plan review fee. 

To pay by credit card or e-check over the phone, call our office during business hours at (970) 725-3288. There is a $1 processing fee for e-check, and a $0.75 + 2.25% processing fee for credit cards.  


2021 Season Temporary Event Permits

Grand County Public Health continues to explore mechanisms and staffing for developing a temporary event permitting program.

For the 2021 season, Grand County will have no formal permitting process for retail food booths at temporary events. 

*Mobile food trucks still fall under statewide licensing requirements.


Report a Concern with a Retail Food Establishment

To report a concern with a restaurant, grocery store, or other retail food establishments, use our online form. To report concerns anonymously, do not sign in to CivicPlus. 

Go to the Online Form

You may also email ktaft@co.grand.co.us or call us at (970) 725-3792.