Retail Food Establishments

NEW! for 2019

Grand County Public Health is pleased to announce the creation of a new department! Grand County Environmental Health is actively transitioning administration of licensing and retail food inspections for all establishments within Grand County. All state statute and regulations will still apply moving forward. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions regarding this transition!

2019 License Renewals

If you currently hold a retail food permit with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), look for your 2019 renewal invoice in the mail. All 2019 licenses will be issued by Grand County, not CDPHE. Return your payment and updated contact information (if applicable) to:

Grand County Public Health

PO BOX 264

Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

Pay Online via credit card: COMING SOON

2019 Food Code Transition

Do you know how the new 2019 State Food Code will affect you? Visit

for a copy of the new code and official guidance from CDPHE. The biggest changes concerning restaurants are detailed here

Opening, Remodeling, or Transferring Ownership of a Retail Food Establishment

If you are interested in opening a new restaurant, remodeling an existing restaurant, or transferring ownership of a current restaurant, download the appropriate forms at

There is a minimum 14 day processing time for all applications. If you have any questions about which form to use, or how to fill them out, contact us. 

Once completed, scan and submit your paperwork to, OR by mail, along with a $100 application fee. This can be mailed, or paid over the phone by e-check for a $1 fee. 

Report a Concern with a Retail Food Establishment

To report a concern with a restaurant, grocery store, or other retail food establishment, use our online form found here

You may also email or call us at (970) 725-3792.