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Starting a Business in El Paso County

This guide will help those thinking of starting a business and not sure where to start. It will provide resources and contact information for small businesses starting out.

Regulatory Agencies

Zoning and Building: Make sure your site is zoned for the type of business you are planning on the property.

Planning & Community Development Department (PCD)
2800 International Circle, Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Telephone: 719-520-6300


Environmental: Determine if there are any regulations protecting the environment that you need to be in compliance with. 

Environmental Division
3255 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Telephone: 719-520-7879 


Public Health: Special health regulations are required for businesses that involve food preparation or health services. 

El Paso County Public Health
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd. Suite 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Telephone: 719-579-3199