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. The purpose is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in residential structures by providing minimum requirements and standards for residential buildings and structures. Issues addressed are light, ventilation, space, heating, sanitation, protection from elements, safety from fire and other hazards, and general sanitation, pest infestation, and other nuisance that may cause health and safety issues.

Vacant Dwellings

Open vacant buildings are an attractive nuisance to children, a potential fire hazard, and a harborage for rodents and insects. Vacant structures are inspected for open doors, open windows, or other conditions that would allow accessibility. If accessibility is determined, the code official is authorized to post a placard of condemnation on the premises and order the structure closed. This department also relays this information to Code Enforcement. Code officials are granted the authority to condemn, placard, and vacate any building that they determine to be unsafe, unlawful, or unfit for occupancy.

Common Complaints

Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment health inspectors inspect many different concerns/complaints

We do not?

  • Test for mold
  • Test for Asbestos
  • Provide legal advice regarding tenant and landlord disputes.


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.



Complaint forms for any type of housing listed above may be filled out online, printed, or obtained at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

The printable form can be emailed to [email protected], or delivered by mail or in-person to Environmental Health Division, 3rd Floor, Room 348, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, 101 W 9th Street, Pueblo, CO, 81003.