The Department protects the health of those living, working and playing in Evanston by reviewing and issuing licenses, permits and registrations for food establishments, temporary food events, apartment buildings, home day cares and long term care facilities. Comprehensive inspections are performed by credentialed staff to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
Our residents’ wellness is important. The Department’s programs are focused on preventing illness. That means limiting exposure to pests (rodents and insects), assuring the beaches are safe to swim in, limiting exposure to lead and working with partners to prevent diseases like West Nile Virus from spreading.