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CDPH is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe environment by reducing environmental hazards that have a negative impact on the health of our City and residents.


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Above Ground Storage Permit

Application forms and information about applying for an above ground storage permit can be found here.

Air Pollution Control Permit

Application information and forms for air quality permits can be found here.

Air Quality and Health

Air pollution contributes to increased risk of chronic disease, which is the leading driver of Chicago’s nine-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents and decreases in life expectancy in the Latinx population.

Community Environment Information

The health and safety of Chicago’s communities, particularly our most vulnerable residents, is our highest priority. We will post information here to keep residents updated on what’s happening in their community.

Environmental Complaint

Information about reporting an environmental complaint can be found here.

Environmental Permitting & Inspection

Environmental Permitting and Inspection Program aims to protect public health and the environment by reducing environmental risks throughout the city.

Highway Authority Agreement

A highway authority agreement is recognized as an “institutional control” for sites that have been remediated in accordance with the Illinois EPA’s Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives and where the Illinois EPA has determined that no further remediation is required as to the property(ies) to which the agreement is to apply.

Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Overview

Overview of CDPH's Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Overview

Illegal Fly Dumping, Trash Dumping

Information about reporting an illegal dumping, or "Fly Dumping" can be found here.

Landfill, Liquid Waste Facility, and/or Transfer Station Permit

Information about who should apply for a Landfill, Liquid Waste Facility, and/or Transfer Station Permit and application forms can be found here.

Liquid Waste Fee

Information and forms to pay liquid waste fees can be found here.

Recycling Facility Permit

Information about applying for a recycling facility permit, along with the recycling facility permit application, can be found here.

Rock Crushing Permit

Application and information regarding applying for a rock crushing permit can be found here.

Streeterville Right-of-Way or Property Permit

Based on the U.S. EPA’s recommendation, the City of Chicago is requiring radiation surveillance prior to intruding soils in the Streeterville Area.

Underground Storage Tank Permit

Information about applying for an underground storage tank permit and application forms can be found here.