Environmental Health Department

As part of the Public Health Department, Environmental Health (EH) is focused on controlling environmental factors that impact human health and environment (food, water, and air). EH staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations related to health and sanitation in all food establishments, child care facilities, and schools. Environmental Health oversees the permitting, installation and use of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), protecting drinking water resources and surface waters from pollution. In addition, the Environmental Health department responds to complaints concerning swimming pools, public accommodations, mobile home parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities.

2018 Spring Food Safety Forum

Summit County Environmental Health is hosting the Spring Food Safety Forum to develop better communications on food safety topics among retail food operators, industry professionals, SCEH staff and the consuming public. These are not intended to be one-way communications or trainings, but an open dialogue about topics related to food safety. We hope all attendees come ready to share experiences,discuss concerns and ask questions of regulators and peers.

When: May 3, 2018, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, Hopefull-Discovery Room (Lower Level), 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge
RSVP: Email Janet Trahan or call 970-668-4070. Let us know about any topics you would like to discuss.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Regulations

On February 27, 2018, the Summit County Board of Health adopted the 2018 OWTS Regulations of Summit County Colorado. The Regulations become effective on April 14, 2018. Review an executive summary of the changes.

Need an As Built drawing or permit copy? 
You can search for OWTS (septic) records online.  If you experience problems or can't find your record, call 970-668-4070 or email for assistance.

Food Safety

As a part of National Food Safety Month, each year Environmental Health recognizes retail food establishments that demonstrate Exceptional Commitment to Food Safety.

Restaurant Inspections

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Buster, the germ-busting super hero

, is busy throughout the county, educating the community on a variety of public health issues.

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