Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Environmental Health Division
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Environmental Health Division

The Environmental Health Division of Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) provides services to help ensure a safe, clean, and healthy environment for the residents of Boulder County.

Air Quality

The Air Quality Program monitors and works to improve indoor and outdoor air quality in Boulder County and ensures Boulder County businesses are in compliance with state and federal air quality requirements.

Body Art

Boulder County Public Health’s Body Art Program licenses and routinely inspects all body art facilities operating within the county. Body Art facilities include any that provide tattoo, piercing, or permanent makeup services.

Food Safety

The Food Safety Program licenses and inspects retail food establishments in Boulder County. Learn how to prevent foodborne illness at home and when dining out. Get information about becoming licensed to sell food to the public.

Animal-Borne Disease (Vector Control)

A vector is an animal or insect capable of transmitting disease to humans. The Vector Control Program monitors wildlife, mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects to detect the presence of encephalitis, rabies, plague, tularemia, West Nile virus, and hantavirus. The program also oversees the Boulder County Mosquito Control Program.

Water Quality

The Water Quality Program improves water quality, prevents water-related illness, and reduces water-borne disease transmission in Boulder County. They evaluate residential water/wastewater systems (septic/sewer systems) and coordinate the Keep It Clean Partnership, which addresses stormwater runoff. They also coordinate the Lefthand Watershed Task Force to make recommendations on cleanup options for the Lefthand Watershed.

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Environmental Health Division

Main: 303-441-1564
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