Restaurant Inspections

Delta County Environmental Health Department staff work with food facilities by providing both consultations and regulatory inspections. Facilities are scored according to the Colorado Retail Food Codes and earn a rating of Excellent, Good, Fair, Marginal or Unacceptable based on observations during the regulatory inspection.

Critical violations, or those violations that are more likely to cause a foodborne illness, are assigned a higher point value than less critical or non-critical violations.

One inspection may not represent the overall, long-term food safety practices of a facility. On any given day, a restaurant may have greater or fewer violations than noted in the most recent regulatory inspection rating.

Health Department inspections are public records, and a copy of an official inspection report may be obtained upon request. Call (970) 874-2165 to request a copy.