You may not realize it, but environmental public health is a part of your everyday life, from the food we eat to the water we drink. Jefferson County Public Health works to prevent, investigate and respond to health threats from environmental sources, such as our air, water, land, the food we eat and the domestic and wild animals and insects we encounter. Jefferson County Public Health collaborates with the Planning and Zoning Department to provide Environmental Health Permit Searches on food establishments and on-site wastewater (septic systems).
Jefferson County Public Health's Air Quality Control Section helps protect our air by monitoring air pollutants and enforcing the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission's Regulations.
Diseases transmitted from animals to humans are referred to as animal-borne, or zoonotic, diseases.
Climate change already affects human health and disease in many ways.
Jefferson County Public Health’s water quality program works in conjunction with the state health department to assure both manmade and naturally occurring contaminants stay out of our drinking water.
View answers to frequently asked questions regarding public health.
The JCPH Food Protection and Safety Program works to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and assure that Jefferson County citizens and visitors are provided with safe food.
View forms and applications needed for the different aspects of environmental health services.
Jefferson County Public Health ensures that public and environmental health issues such as water, sanitation, air, noise and active living concepts are evaluated and considered in land use decisions.
Homes/buildings that were built before 1978 may contain lead based products.
Learn about inspections and assessments required for facilities such as body art establishments, child care institutions, schools, and landfills.
Many items that end up in our landfills can be recycled and reused.
Environmental Health ServicesPhysical Address
645 Parfet Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
645 Parfet Street Lakewood CO 80215
Phone 303-232-6301Fax 303-271-5760
To file a formal CORA request, please use the
Open Records Request form.
For all other general inquiries to Public Health,
see our Contact Us page.
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.