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What we do

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Our team of inspectors works with local restaurants and retail markets in Mesa County to ensure food safety. We offer education and answer questions for local food establishments. It’s our goal to be a community resource for our partners.

Resources for your business 

Steps to obtain a license

Special Events with food

Event Coordinators

If coordinating events involving food in Mesa County:

  • Submit a Coordinator Plan Review 30 days prior to event.
  • Provide Vendor Information List at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Provide entry and parking passes the week of the event for inspectors.

Food Vendors

  • All vendors must submit a completed vendor application to Mesa County Public Health each year.
  • Please allow two weeks for processing. Once you are approved you will receive a one-page Mesa County Approval letter which you will provide to each event coordinator.


All food vendors providing food or beverage at events in Mesa County must be approved by Mesa County Public Health. Please use the above process to ensure your event will be providing food from approved vendors.
If you intend to be a food vendor at events coordinated by Mesa County Fairgrounds, the City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, Fruita Chamber of Commerce, or the Town of Palisade, please see additional vendor application details.

Approved Temporary Event Vendors

View approved Event Vendors for the current year.    

Food Safety and Licensing

Community Services Building (Public Health)

510 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-12:00 pm