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Our mission is to empower Denver's communities to live better, longer by ensuring that food service establishments, child care facilities, residential health, noise, lead, emergency vehicles, body art establishments, boarding homes, and pools are in compliance with the respective laws while providing public education to consumers and technical assistance to businesses. As part of the Department of Public Health & Environment, we are committed to resolving situations posing the greatest risk to the public health. We seek to render a high level of customer responsiveness and engage in industry partnerships and training efforts through regular inspections and assessments.

What's New?

  • Effective immediately, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) Public Health Inspections Division is restricting the sale or service of kratom for human consumption in Denver. Learn more.
  • The Public Health Inspections division recently issued an application for Cannabis Health & Safety Advisory Committee membership. Download the application
  • In recent months, Denver has seen an increase in the sale of cannabidiol (CBD) products for human consumption. Find out more
  • An inspection checklist was recently developed to help prepare operators for license approval and regulatory inspections. Read the Inspection Process Overview for Dispensaries & Infused Product Manufacturers (MIPs). 
  • On Sept. 12, DEH also hosted an informational meeting for Denver area cannabis industry professionals to provide information on inspection processes, public health investigations, product ingredients and hemp-derived products.
    View the presentation.


The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) mission is to empower Denver’s communities to live better, longer. The Public Health Inspections Division, a division of DDPHE, meets this mission by educating people who work in regulated industries and settings, investigating public health hazards, and enforcing public health laws. It is our goal to serve all citizens and customers with respect, transparency and professionalism in a timely manner. Your feedback is critical in helping us achieve our goals. Please take a moment to complete the PHI Customer Service Survey below.



Summer Hours (April through October)
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Winter hours (November through March)
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.







200 W 14th Ave. 3rd Floor 
Denver, CO 80204 
720-865-5401 (To be connected to PHI Main Line)
Fax: 720-865-5534



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