Environmental

ADA Title II Transition Plan In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Cook County Department of Transporta… Read More
The Department of Environment and Sustainability operates an air-monitoring network for particulate matters (less than 2.5 micrometer in dia… Read More
Permits: You may apply for asbestos removal or demolition permits or submit reports online, using links in the menu to the right. However pr… Read More
Permits: Application for asbestos removal or demolition permits or submittal of reports shall be conducted online at Electronic Permit Proce… Read More
Update on Grant Activities The Village of Bellwood has applied for a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for a site located at 4901 St. Charles Rd. T… Read More
UPDATE: Our office at 69 W. Washington St. is open, but with limited staffing to encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID… Read More
Cook County has already begun to feel the impacts of climate change and climate change will intensify issues that the region is already expe… Read More
Combating Climate Change: What Can You Do? Our region continues to face serious consequences of climate change. Read More
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt… Read More
Permits: Application for asbestos removal or demolition permits or submittal of reports shall be conducted online at Electronic Permit Proce… Read More
Welcome to the information page for demolition of the Department of Corrections Divisions 1 and 1A. On this page, you can find the followin… Read More
Cook County residents are receiving Smart Meters from ComEd, and the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability wants to make… Read More
You may register environmental complaints by emailing environment@cookcountyil.gov or calling 312-603-8212. Complaints about environmental… Read More
Permits: All applications and payments shall be submitted through the new electronic permit processing portal for your Equipment Registratio… Read More
As of 2020, liquid hazardous waste reports and the applicable fee will be submitted through the new electronic permit processing portal. Phy… Read More
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated p… Read More
Cook County government requires open burning permits in suburban and unincorporated Cook County to protect life, property, prevent forest fi… Read More
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water from the natural decay of uranium. While levels in outdoor… Read More
The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES)  is now accepting applications for the Cook… Read More
REPORTS AND PERMITS: You may still apply for solid waste permits or submit solid waste or liquid hazardous waste reports online by clicking… Read More
SustainabilityCook County is a world-class model of sustainability. The Department of Environment and Sustainability works to boost sustaina… Read More
Application requirements for a Temporary Rock Crusher permit are described in the Temporary Rock Crusher Permit Application and in Section 3… Read More
The Cook County Tier II Ordinance requires owners or operators of faciliti Read More
Transportation ProjectsThe Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways oversees the planning, design and construction of various t… Read More
Check out our new Story Map on where your waste and recycling go from the curb! The Illinois Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act (415 IL… Read More