The Division of Environmental Health will be moving to the Administration Building in late June. Please check back for exact dates. The Department will remain open during the move.
Food Protection Program Applications
Food Establishment Construction Plan Review Application [PDF]
Required for newly constructed or extensively remodeled fixed food establishments.
Required to operate a fixed or mobile food establishment in McHenry County.
Supplemental Outdoor Grilling Health Permit Application [PDF]
Required in addition to the regular health permit to do outdoor grilling at a fixed food establishment.
Required for new or extensively remodeled mobile food establishment.
Temporary Food Establishment Health Permit Application [PDF]
Required to operate a Category 1 or 2 Temporary Food Establishment. Click here to review the Guide for Temporary Food Events brochure.
Onsite Wastewater Disposal System (Septic System) Applications
Well and/or Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Permit or Preliminary Review Application -- Septic System [PDF]
Required to construct, repair, modify, replace or abandon an onsite wastewater treatment system (septic system). Click here for additional information on Applying for a Septic Permit. Application must be submitted in person or by mail.
Required to obtain a written evaluation from the Health Department of the impact of an addition, remodeling project or accessory structure on an existing onsite wastewater treatment system.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Site Evaluation Application -- Review of Soil Borings for Septic Suitability [PDF]
Written evaluation of the suitability of a site to install a compliant onsite wastewater treatment system to serve a new residence or structure.
An evaluation of the current operation of an onsite wastewater treatment system typically done for real estate transactions and/or refinancing of mortgages.
Septage Management Site Permit Application [PDF]
Required to store, dispose or use septage at any site in McHenry County except an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency permitted sewage treatment plant.
An evaluation of the feasibility of a site to meet Ordinance requirements for use as a septage management site.
Private Sewage Disposal System Pumping Contractor & Portable Toilet Technician Permit Application [PDF]
Required to collect, store, transport, dispose or use septage, portable toilet waste or domestic sewage from a septic tank, holding tank, privy vault or sanitary dump station.
Private Water Supply Applications
Well and/or Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Permit or Preliminary Review Application -- Well System [PDF]
Required to construct, repair, modify, replace or abandon a water well in McHenry County. Click here for additional information on Private Water Well Systems. Application must be submitted in person or by mail.
An evaluation of the current operation of a water well typically done for real estate transactions and/or refinancing of mortgages. Includes analysis of water sample for coliform bacteria and nitrates.
IDPH Non-Community Public Water System Application for Permit to Construct, Alter, or Extend a Drinking Water System [PDF]
Required by Illinois Department of Public Health to construct or modify a non-community public water supply.
Illinois Department of Public Health Application to Construct, Modify, or Abandon Well [PDF]
Required by Illinois Department of Public Health in addition to the county permit to construct, modify or abandon a water well.
Open Burning of Landscape Waste Applications
Application for a Ceremonial Fire (Bonfire) [PDF]
Required for an outdoor ceremonial fire as defined in Article II of the McHenry County Public Health Ordinance.
IEPA Application for Open Burning Permit [PDF]
Required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for controlled burn for habitat reclamation.