Please note: Not all health-related issues or problems are regulated by Jefferson County Public Health. The following are examples of situations where the department does not have regulatory or statutory authority to require compliance: housing issues, including mold and bed bugs; swimming pools; worker safety or worksite conditions; and trash.
Dead birds should be referred to the Colorado Help Line at 1-877-462-2911. Road kill and smaller animals should be referred to your local animal control agency. Large animals, such as coyotes, bears, deer and elk, should be referred to the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 303-291-7277.
- Do I need a health card to work in Jefferson County?
- Do restaurant employees have to wear hair nets?
- Do restaurant employees need to wear gloves?
- How do I apply for a Colorado food service license? What paperwork will I need?
- I am going to be opening a new retail food establishment; when should I contact the Health Department?
- I became sick after eating at a restaurant, what should I do?
- How do I schedule an inspection for a pre-opening?
- I noticed an open dumpster behind a restaurant and trash scattered around the area, is this okay?
- I want to do catering from my home; can I do that?
- I want to make food in my home and sell it. How do I get a food service license?
- How do I report a dirty kitchen, bathroom and dining room at a restaurant?
- How do I know if a restaurant safe to eat in?
- Is it safe to put raw eggs in eggnog?
- What is Hepatitis A?
- What is the risk associated with fast food restaurant employees handling money and food with no hand washing in between?
- Why do we need to install so many sinks in a restaurant?
- Are there any fees for the Health Department to review land development proposals?
- As a concerned neighbor, can I get a copy of the department’s report on a land use proposal?
- Does Jefferson County Public Health review all land use proposals?
- What are the specific topics that are considered by the Environmental Land Use Planner when reviewing proposed developments?
- A brown liquid is bubbling out of my garden; can you identify this substance?
- Can I install my own septic system?
- How do I obtain a permit to replace or install a septic system?
- How often do I pump my septic tank?
- I need to know the location and size of my septic system, how many bedrooms my system is built for, or other general septic records?
- I'm considering building a new house in the mountains. How much property do I need to install a septic system and well?
- There is a failing septic in my neighborhood. Could you please investigate this situation?
- What are the fees for a septic system permit?
- What do I need to do to get a variance?
- What if I want a septic system for a business or commercial facility?
- What is a Higher Level Treatment system?
- Who can design my septic system?
- Are there any other exceptions to the requirement for obtaining a use permit?
- Aren't most systems already being inspected when properties sell?
- Can I obtain a use permit for a vacant dwelling or structure?
- Does a use permit inspection include wells or other water sources?
- How can I renew a use permit?
- How does the use permit program work?
- How long are use permits valid?
- How long will it take to issue a use permit?
- How much does the inspection cost?
- Is there a penalty for not obtaining a use permit?
- Must repair work be completed before the property is sold?
- Do I need to have a buyer lined up before getting a use permit?
- Once I have the inspection report forms, what is the next step?
- Are other property transfers or changes in ownership exempt from the use permit requirement?
- What about structures that have burned or are otherwise uninhabitable at the time of sale?
- What are the circumstances when a use permit cannot be approved?
- What do the inspectors look for?
- What does the department do before issuing the use permit?
- What forms do the inspectors use?
- What happens when the ground is snow covered?
- What if the inspector makes a mistake and approves a system that should have failed?
- What information will you report from the original OWTS installation file?
- What is the Department's application fee?
- What is the difference between pass/fail and yes/no items on these inspection forms?
- What is the Jefferson County use permit program?
- What must be done with systems that cannot be approved for a use permit?
- Who should I contact for additional information on use permits?
- Why did the county adopt this use permit program?
- Will a dwelling with a pit-privy or outhouse qualify for a use permit?
- Will the system need to be updated if the original permit was for a 3-bedroom house that is now listed as a 5-bedroom?
- What is a Temporary Event?
- Do I need to get a permit for my Temporary Event?
- When should temporary event applications be submitted?
- Do I need a license to serve food at a Temporary Event?
- When should temporary vendor applications be submitted?
- How long is my temporary food vendor license good for?
- Is my Mobile Unit License good for use at a Temporary Event?
- Can I use my Retail Food Establishment License at a Temporary Event?
- Is my Temporary Vendor license that was issued in another county valid in Jefferson County?
- How do I get a Temporary Vendor license?
- What is a commissary and why do I need one?
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.