Food Safety

The Environmental Health Program is responsible for the inspection of all restaurants and retail markets in La Plata and Archuleta Counties. The Environmental Health staff perform inspections, investigations, and enforce compliance with State laws and regulations. Staff also provide technical expertise and training for the food service industry. The Health Protection Programs also investigate all complaints, reports of food-borne illness, and food-related health problems.

  1. Payment

To make payment for retail food applications, plan reviews, or other services, do one of the following:

  • (Preferred) Pay online with credit card or e-check. Select "Food License" in the Payment for field, write the name of the establishment in the Description field, and write the invoice number in the Invoice Number/Customer Name field.
  • Pay in person with check, credit card or cash at either of our office locations: 281 Sawyer Drive, Durango; or 502 South 8th Street, Pagosa Springs.
  • Write the name of the establishment and invoice number on the memo line and mail or ship a check to: San Juan Basin Public Health
    ATTN: Environmental Health
    281 Sawyer Drive
    Durango CO 81303
  1. Food-Borne Illness
  1. Food Code Transitions
  1. Food Safety & Training
  1. Retail Food license
  1. Food Inspections
  1. Variance Requests
  1. Food Trucks & Mobile Units
  1. Service Animal Guidance & Pets
  1. Wholesale Manufacturing, Distribution & Cottage Foods
  1. Special Events