Food Service Establishment Inspection Program
About this Program:

Public Health Specialists perform inspections of over 1,700 food service establishments within Jefferson County. These inspections protect the public's health by assuring that foods sold and served in Jefferson County are as safe as they can be and that food service establishments comply with state laws and regulations. 

The inspection reports have always been public record and are now easily accessed on our Web site. Jefferson County Public Health retains the restaurant food inspection reports for three years. If you have questions, please call 303-271-5700.

Please note that the inspection reports represented on this Web site are snapshots of what the inspector observed during the actual inspection and may not accurately reflect the sanitary condition/rating of the establishment over time.

Data on this Web site is updated daily.

Types of Inspections:

Jefferson County Public Health conducts numerous types of inspections, but only routine and follow-up inspections will be displayed on this Web site.

Unannounced inspections that are conducted once, twice or three times a year, depending on risk.

Conducted following routine inspections that identified one or more critical violations that were not corrected or correctable at the time of the inspection. These inspections are conducted within 10 business days of the initial routine inspection.


Types of Violations:
Critical and noncritical are the two types of violations/food safety problems that can be noted during an inspection.

Directly contribute to foodborne illness.

Food safety practices or facility issues that can contribute to foodborne illness.

The central goal of these inspection reports is to educate and promote public awareness concerning food safety practices within Jefferson County food service establishments. Safe food preparation and handling practices are crucial to preventing foodborne illness in Jefferson County.


If you have questions or experience problems using this Web application, please call Jefferson County Public Health, Dave Hooker,
Public Health Specialist at