Permit applications must be submitted for the installation of air pollution sources such as combustion (heating) equipment, process (manufacturing) equipment, air pollution control equipment, storage tanks and land remediation processes. The Department will accept construction permit applications that have been submitted to the Illinois EPA.
A permit is required by the County of Cook to regulate asbestos removal and disposal, renovation or demolition for compliance with asbestos/hazardous material regulations. Contractors/owners are required to obtain a permit from the Department prior to asbestos removal or demolition. For more information on filing procedures and fees click here.
**** Please be advised, as of November 21, 2012, several changes to the asbestos and demolition sections of the Cook County Environmental Ordinance will go into effect. Read more about those changes here.
Asbestos Abatement or Demolition/Renovation Permit Application (PDF - Illinois Department of Public Health)
Residential Demolition Application
Commercial Demolition Application
Permits may be revised up to six (6) times before a new permit is required.
Revision Request Form
Please note that as of January 14, 2012 Asbestos Removal Contractors must be Registered with the Cook County Department of
Environmental Control to receive a valid permit. Registration Application
Administration, Bureau of
69 W. Washington Room 1900