I am thinking about opening a new restaurant or buying an existing restaurant. What are the requirements?

Please contact the EH division prior to starting construction or remodeling. New or existing establishments with new ownership must complete a pre-operational plan. Some find this planning quite intensive. However, planning with your partner (MCHD) layout of your kitchen and fixture placements will likely save repeat contractor trips to bring your kitchen up to code. Although this planning is required, it will save you money and headaches in the long run.

I found a dead bird. What do I do?

Please Call the EH department but first follow the guidelines established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (click here).

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