Healthy Communities

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Free Exercise Class
Get Moving Today! Find Free Exercise Class.
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 Facilitiy 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.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases
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 Chicago
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.
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.
Standing Water
Report standing water to prevent West Nile virus.
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.
Tanning Beds Information
New City Ordinance beginning July 7, 2012
Underground Storage Tank Permit
Information about applying for an underground storage tank permit and application forms can be found here.



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