Food Safety Resources

To ensure the safety of food for consumption in suburban Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) inspects food establishments, issues licenses for unincorporated areas, responds to complaints and investigates foodborne illness.

Inspects Food Establishments

We inspect food establishments in unincorporated Cook County and 35 additional towns that have contracted with our agency to conduct the inspections. For areas or towns not listed here, please contact your village officials.

  • To request an inspection in unincorporated Cook County, please contact George Papadopoulos at 708-974-7107.
  • Contact Kamala Nagaraj at 847-818-2844 to request an inspection in one of our 35 contract towns listed below.

Issues Licenses for Unincorporated areas

We issue licenses for food establishments in unincorporated Cook County. To apply for a food establishment license in incorporated areas of Cook County, please contact the village/municipality where the food establishment will be located.

  • To apply for a license in unincorporated Cook County, please contact George Papadopoulos at 708-974-7107.

Responds to Complaints

When CCDPH receives a complaint about a food establishment in unincorporated Cook County or in one of the 35 contract towns listed below, staff conducts an inspection the establishment for food safety violations.

  • To file a complaint, contact Kamala Nagaraj at 847-818-2844 or use our complaint form.

Investigates Foodborne Illness

CCDPH investigates foodborne illnesses that were a result of eating in a food establishment in suburban Cook County (excluding Oak Park, Stickney Township, Evanston and Skokie).

If you think you have a foodborne illness, please call 708-836-8699 or use our complaint form so we may begin an investigation.

Contract Towns

  • Village of Barrington
  • Village of Bellwood
  • Village of Berkeley
  • Village of Broadview
  • Village of Brookfield
  • Village of Burr Ridge
  • City of Country Club Hills
  • City of Countryside
  • Village of East Hazel Crest
  • Village of Flossmoor
  • Village of Forest Park
  • Village of Hazel Crest
  • City of Hickory Hills
  • Village of Hillside
  • Village of Hodgkins
  • City of Hometown
  • Village of Homewood
  • Village of LaGrange Park
  • Village of Lemont
  • Village of Maywood
  • City of Northlake
  • City of Palos Heights
  • City of Palos Hills
  • Village of Palos Park
  • Village of Richton Park
  • Village of Riverside
  • Village of Sauk Village
  • Village of South Barrington
  • Village of South Holland
  • Village of Streamwood
  • Village of Willow Springs
  • Village of Worth