Licensing and Plan Review

Colorado law requires that complete plans and specifications must be submitted, reviewed, and approved by the local public health department before any construction, remodeling, and/or taking over an existing facility can begin on a retail food establishment or a license can be issued.

Review retail food regulations

Learn how to open a business

Depending on what you plan to sell, Arapahoe County Public Health will determine what license, if any, you will receive. If you have questions about what you are permitted to sell and what license you may need, please call 303-795-HLTH. 


Please provide hard copies of all the required documents to the mailing address listed on the application.

Restaurant Plan Plan Review 

Food Truck and Trailer Plan Review

Application Help

New Ownership

If you purchased an establishment that was already owned by an owner licensed in Arapahoe County, you can go through a shorter process of being approved to license and operate this establishment. 

Change of Address or Ownership Status form


There are different categories where an establishment can be licensed at a certain amount. Review potential fees to be charged for a calendar year.

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    15400 E. 14th Pl., Suite 115
    Aurora, CO 80011

    6162 S. Willow Dr., Suite 100
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Phone: 303-795-HLTH (4584)

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