Teller County Environmental Health

Hours Of Operation:  7:30AM to 4:00PM   Monday-Friday   Except Holidays
Walk-In Hours - 7:30 - 8:30AM*
Mon, Wed, Fri at CDSD offices in Woodland Park
     Tues, Thurs at Public Health offices in Divide
By Appointment -
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Locations: CDSD-
800 Research Dr. - Tamarac Business Center, Woodland Park, CO
Public Health-
11115 West Highway 24, Unit 2-C in Divide, CO
(Behind Venture Foods grocery store in Divide.)
Kent Smith - Environmental Health Officer
Phone: 719.687.6416  Fax: 719.687.6501

Duties of the Department
The Environmental Health Department is primarily responsible for administering the Individual Sewage Disposal Systems (ISDS) program and the Consumer Food Service Protection program. The Department is also involved in regulating air quality, water quality, solid waste and various other environmental health concerns.

Septic Services Provided Include:
  • Septic System Maintenance
  • Sewage System File Search Application
PDF Teller County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System
     (OWTS) Regulations
- effective 11/23/2015
PDF New OWTS Regulation Highlights
PDF Checklist for NEW OWTS Permit Submittals
Excel OWTS Septic Calculation Spreadsheet (MS Excel © format)
Food Services Program Include:
  • Food Service Program
PDF Restaurant Rules and Regulations

PDF Safe Food Handling Practices
 • Colorado Cottage Food Information
PDF Colorado Cottage Food Act Brochure

Environmental Health Related Links

Consumer Product Safety - Information on consumer products and recalls
    • US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Diseases - Zoonotic disease, what's that?  Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Hantavirus, Plague, Rabies, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever -
the list goes on and on.  To learn more, check out:

    • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
         • Zika Virus Info
         • West Nile Virus Info
         • Hantavirus Info
         • Plague Info
         • Rabies Info
         • Rocky Mtn. Spotted Fever Info
    • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    • Armed Forces Pest Management Board

Emergency Preparedness and Response -Increase your ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
    • Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    • CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response
    • CDC Bioterrorism Information

 Food Safety - From growing at high altitude to eating out, the following sites provide helpful information about foods:  
    • CDC - Food Safety
    • US Dept of Agriculture
    • US Food and Drug Administration

Septic and Water
Individual Sewage Disposal Systems - What's an aerobic sewage treatment system and who makes them?  Should I have
my septic pumped and how often?

    • National Small Flows Clearing House
    • National Sanitation Foundation

Water Quality - Find out if your water system is in compliance with State and Federal regulations.  Do you want to filter your well water?  How do I get information about my well.  Check out theses sites:
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Colorado Division of Water Resources

Wildlife -The rural areas of Colorado allow for the potential interaction of wildlife with humans.  The following sites offer health & safety information/regulations pertaining to animals:
    • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    Insects -
A pest is a pest, from Aphids on your plants, to flies, moths, mosquitoes, and beetles in your trees.  To learn more about them and
                     ways to keep them out of your hair, check out the following sites:

        • Colorado State University Cooperative Extension 

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