Housing

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The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment is dedicated to the reduction of substandard housing conditions that are of detriment to human health and that contribute negatively towards quality of life

Residential Inspection

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment is a complaint based indoor inspection program. Issues addressed are general sanitation, pest infestation and other nuisance that may cause health and safety issues. Systems such as heating, plumbing, electrical, and structural within residential housing are the responsibility of Code Enforcement 553-2592 and Pueblo Regional Building Department, 316 West 15th Street, Pueblo, 543-0002.

The other significant activity is the inspection of vacant dwellings. Vacant structures are inspected for open doors, open windows or other conditions that would allow accessibility. If accessibility is determined, this department relays this information to Code Enforcement.

Enforcement

Enforcement for violations includes issuing Notice of Violations, summons to Pueblo Municipal Court or Pueblo County courts, and orders to vacate premises if deemed unsafe.

Public Accommodation Inspection

The program includes hotels, motels, inns, long term care facilities, assisted living, mobile home parks, and RV parks. These establishments are inspected to ensure sanitary conditions are maintained and that any food service is operated in accordance with applicable sections of the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. Inspections cover sanitation, safety, waste management practices, insect/rodent control, and water quality.

Inspections also include:

  • Homes for the elderly or disabled, such as assisted living and residential care facilities for maintenance and sanitation issues. For complaints regarding improper treatment of residents, contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 800-886-7689.
  • Emergency housing for the homeless, including shelters, cold weather shelters, single room occupancy hotels, vendor hotel and motels, and domestic violence shelters.
  • Emergency shelters established in response to an emergency or natural disaster such as wildfires and blizzards.

Enforcement

Enforcement for violations includes issuing Notice of Violations, summons to Pueblo Municipal Court or Pueblo County courts, and orders to vacate premises.

Complaints

Complaint forms for any type of housing listed above may be obtained at the Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness Division, 3rd Floor, Room 348, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, 101 W 9th Street, Pueblo, CO, 81003.