Environmental Health

  Kathy Wade
  Director of Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness
  Ph: (217) 423-6988 ext: 1123
  Fx: (217) 423-0992

Environmental Health Division will be offering curbside services, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Last Updated: 1/6/2021 at 8:00 a.m.

The Environmental Health Division is responsible for: the preservation and improvement of the environment; safety of food products; assurance of proper sewage disposal; protection of potable water supplies; elimination of nuisances or environmental hazards in the community; investigation of and education about West Nile Virus; and the inspection of swimming pools, spas, tanning salons, geothermal systems, and body art and tattoo parlor inspections. Division staff members work to minimize environmental problems within the county through public education programs as well as through the enforcement of local and state ordinances.

Programs and Services:

Bed Bugs

Body Art/Tattoo Inspections

Closed Loop Well Systems

Cottage Food Operation

Food Safety and Restaurant Inspections

Home Kitchen Act (“Cupcake Law”)

Private Sewage System Inspections

Smoke-Free Illinois Act

Tanning Facility Inspections

Well Inspections

West Nile Virus

Information for Food Establishments:

FDA Code Presentation (from December 10th, 2018)

2017 FDA Food Code

Eight Major Food Allergens

CDC Vomit and Diarrhea Event Clean Up Poster

The Big 6 Pathogens






Food Allergy Awareness Notice to Consumers(Printable PDF)

Useful Links:

*NEW*CDC Considerations for Restaurants and Bars

Food Sanitation Ordinances

Swimming Facilities Ordinances

Water Well Permit and Water Supply Ordinances

Sewer Ordinances

Closed Loop Well Ordinances

Body Art Ordinances

Illinois Soil Classifiers