This is a retail operation that stores, prepares, or packages food for human consumption or serves or otherwise provides food for human consumption to consumers directly or indirectly through a delivery service, whether such food is consumed on or off the premises or whether there is a charge for such food. Examples include restaurants, convenience stores, schools, markets, concession stands, etc. Learn more from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Please complete the Retail Food Establishment Plan Review Packet(PDF, 4MB) and License Application(PDF, 305KB) to apply for a Retail Food Establishment License.
Note: While generally a home kitchen cannot be licensed as a retail food establishment, there may be circumstances in which a retail food establishment may exist at a residence if it is located in a separate, dedicated area with a separate entrance and provided with all other equipment and finishes required by the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. Municipal or county zoning regulations must also be followed. Please call (970) 304-6415 for more information before considering this option and especially before beginning any remodeling.