Small business

 Small business

Small businesses and entrepreneurs make up a large share of our customers. We are here to support your business as you navigate through start-up and long-term success. Below are some helpful business resources.

Fat, Oil & Grease (FOG) Program
Opening a food service establishment? Here are a few resources to get you started.

Colorado Springs Utilities - Industrial Pretreatment
Role: Grease interceptor and grease trap installation, sizing, and maintenance requirements for new and pre-existing food service establishments in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.
email: FOG@csu.org
Phone: 719-668-4506

El Paso County Health - Environmental Health Division
Role: Plan review and licensing for retail food establishments
email: healthinfo@elpasoco.com
Phone: 719-578-3199

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department
Role: Plan review, permitting, inspections and certificate of occupancy
Phone: 719-327-2880

COS Open for Business
COS Open for Business is a one-stop guide to help entrepreneurs and small businesses move from a great idea to grand opening. Access a step-by-step guide, find your key points of contacts and helpful business resources within the Colorado Springs region.

Urban Planning Area Utility Infrastructure Master Plan
We have established an Urban Planning Area Utility Infrastructure Master Plan guideline to study utility infrastructure conditions as they exist today. The guidelines also identify/prioritize utility infrastructure needs to support increased interest in redevelopment, and to accommodate current and future customer demand.

We have established a Redevelopment Review Team and Redevelopment Guidelines to support current and rapidly developing projects in the downtown area. The team reviews, analyzes and provides alternatives, when possible, for redevelopment projects that may have utility challenges. We are dedicated to helping urban redevelopment projects by identifying innovative solutions while adhering to safe and maintainable standards and policies.