McHenry County Department of Health - Environmental Health
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Enforcement of Burning Ordinance

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Who can enforce the Burning Ordinance?

The Ordinance delegates enforcement authority to the following agencies:

  • McHenry County Department of Health - (815) 334-4585
  • Local Law Enforcement Agencies (i.e. municipal police, sheriff's department, etc.)
  • Fire Departments
  • Fire Protection Districts

Please note:  Agencies who respond to complaints of open burning of landscape waste are responsible for a variety of issues.  Agency response will be prioritized according to protocol established by each agency.  If you are reporting a fire that is life threatening or is a fire safety issue, call 911.

Response Agencies:

The following municipalities have local ordinances that meet or exceed the county ordinance
Village of Algonquin 847-658-2700
Village of Barrington Hills 847-551-3000
Village of Cary 847-693-0003
City of Crystal Lake 815-459-2020
Village of Fox River Grove 847-639-3170
City of Harvard 815-943-6468
Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire
Protection District
Village of Huntley 847-515-5200
Village of Island Lake 847-526-8764
Village of Johnsburg 815-385-6023
Village of Lake in the Hills 847-960-7410
Village of Lakemoor 815-385-1117
Village of Lakewood 815-459-3025
City of Marengo 815-568-7112
Village of McCullom Lake 815-385-2211
City of McHenry 815-363-2100
Village of Oakwood Hills  815-444-9456 
Village of Prairie Grove 815-455-1411
Village of Richmond 815-678-4040
Village of Spring Grove 815-675-2121
Village of Trout Valley 847-516-9092
Village of Union 815-923-4153
Village of Wonder Lake 815-728-0839 
City of Woodstock 815-338-4300

McHenry County Department of Health
(815) 334-4585 (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
(815) 344-7421 (emergency after hour
response number)

Local Law Enforcement Agencies

McHenry County Sheriff
Unincorporated areas (815) 338-2141
(non-emergency number)

Local Fire Protection Districts

Local Fire Departments

















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