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.
- Environmental Permitting and Inspection: We are committed to ensuring businesses operate in a safe manner that protects our residents who work and live in the city.
- Demolitions, Renovations, and Asbestos Abatement: "Environmental requirements prior to any demolition, renovation, or disturbance of asbestos in Chicago."
- Healthy Chicago 2.0: Serves as the start for a new movement dedicated to improving health equity and making Chicago a connected, vibrant and healthy city for all residents.
- Healthy Chicago 2025: A plan for all Chicago that addresses structural and institutional inequities and living conditions to improve health and well-being.
- PlayStreets Chicago: A permit program allows residents to establish short-term traffic restrictions on their streets to use as pop-up recreation spaces.
- Vector Control: We monitor and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika.
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.
Board of Health
The Chicago Board of Health formulates health policies and advises the Mayor and the Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner on all health issues.
Environmental Permitting & Inspection
Environmental Permitting and Inspection Program aims to protect public health and the environment by reducing environmental risks throughout the city.
Healthy Chicago 2025
A plan for all Chicago that addresses structural and institutional inequities and living conditions to improve health and well-being.
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.
West Nile virus can cause mild to severe illness. Most people who get infected do not get sick. Some get a mild, flu-like illness. In rarer cases, the virus can affect the brain and spinal cord, and can be fatal.
PlayStreets in Chicago is a collaborative initiative for healthier and stronger communities by creating safe and accessible residential play areas for kids to be active, to learn, and for neighbors to come together.
Public Health - Community 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.
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.