Land Use

The Tri-County Health Department will dissolve completely as of December 31, 2022. On January 1, 2023, Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas Counties will provide public health services through their own, individually operated health departments. 

Douglas County residents only:  Effective September 1, 2022, the newly created Douglas County Health Department will assume responsibility for all Environmental Health services in Douglas County.  Starting September 1, 2022 please direct all questions/concerns related to Environmental Health to the Douglas County Health Department by calling 720-643-2400 or by visiting: https://www.douglas.co.us/health-department/environmental-health/.

The way our communities grow can directly affect the health of current and future generations. How we build our homes, industrial facilities, parks and streets influence air and water quality; noise, wildlife, and other health factors. 

Well-planned development can promote health by making regular exercise and good nutrition the easy choice, creating safe neighborhoods, ensuring stewardship of natural resources, and enhancing the quality of life.

Tri-County Health Department collaborates with local governments, other agencies, developers, and the public to incorporate public health considerations into planning and development activities. We encourage the inclusion of health-promoting policies in long range plans and incorporation of health considerations in individual development decisions.

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