Retail Food Establishments are permitted/licensed and inspected at routine intervals. Each establishment is evaluated for cleanliness, proper food handling and food storage practices. Re-inspections are conducted as needed in an effort to verify an establishment’s correction of problem areas. Community education is available to improve food handling practices and to address areas of concern. Fees are required for permits and licenses.
Permits are issued and inspections are conducted of private sewage disposal systems installed in Lee County. All systems must be installed in accordance with specific Lee County and Illinois State Private Sewage Codes.. Fees are required for permits.
Permits are issued on all new wells which are installed in Lee County. All systems must be installed in accordance with specific Lee County Codes and Rules and Regulations. Fees are required for permits. Abandoned wells shall be sealed in accordance with the Illinois Water Well Construction Code, as well as the Lee County Code.
Information on Hazards
Septic systems and wells are evaluated for compliance for current code and function. Evaluations are done for home sales on a request for service basis. Fees are required for service.
Vectors are insects, ticks, rats, mice, birds and other animals that transmit disease-producing organisms to humans. To prevent the human disease and discomfort caused by these vectors, the Lee County Health Department provides technical information to the public on methods to monitor and control them. The department conducts a West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program, which includes trapping and analyzing of mosquitoes for the disease. Bird collection is also included in these surveillance efforts. The department aides in the remediation of conditions contributing to WNV, as well as other vectors to provide a safer community for our citizens.