Environmental

Transportation and Highways

ADA Title II Transition Plan

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) h…
Environment and Sustainability

Air Quality

The Department of Environment and Sustainability operates an air-monitoring network for particulate matters (less than 2.5 micrometer in dia…
Environment and Sustainability

ARPA Sustainability Initiatives

Cook County received ov
Environment and Sustainability

Asbestos Abatement Contractor Registration

Permits: You may apply for asbestos removal or demolition permits or submit reports online, using links in the menu to the right. However pr…
Environment and Sustainability

Asbestos Abatement Permitting

Asbestos Abatement PermitsAn Asbestos Abatement permit application is required for all asbestos projects (residential, commercial, instituti…
Environment and Sustainability

Bellwood Climate Resiliency Plan

Environment and Sustainability

Brownfield Redevelopment

What is a brownfield? Brownfields are abandoned or under-used industrial and commercial properties with actual or perceived contamination. R…
Environment and Sustainability

Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) Program

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability’s (DES) free Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) program help…
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Certificate of Operation (COO)

About Certificates of Operation (COO)Please note that in accordance with Section 30-186 of the Cook County Municipal Code, “A current certif…
Environment and Sustainability

Clean Energy Plan

Cook County has already begun to feel the impacts of climate change and climate change will intensify issues that the region is already expe…
Environment and Sustainability

Climate Resiliency Planning

Climate Resiliency Planning for Communities  Cook County allocated nearly $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support su…
Environment and Sustainability

Community Solar

The Cook County Community Solar Project was launched in early 2015 with a grant from the Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pa…
Environment and Sustainability

Conserve Cook County Pledge

Combating Climate Change: What Can You Do? Our region continues to face serious consequences of climate change.
Office of the President

Cook County COVID-19 Response Plan

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt…
Environment and Sustainability

Demolition Permitting

Demolition PermittingTo complete a Cook County Demolition Application or Revision, please use the Department of Environment and Sustainabili…
Planning and Development

Disaster Recovery and Resilience - CDBG-DR

 Disaster Recovery
Bureau of Asset Management

DOC Demolition

Welcome to the information page for demolition of the Department of Corrections Divisions 1 and 1A. On this page, you can find the followin…
Environment and Sustainability

Electric Vehicles

Cook County's Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Program Reduces Charging Deserts Cook County is launching an initiative to address electri…
Environment and Sustainability

Energy Efficiency

Cook County residents are receiving Smart Meters from ComEd, and the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability wants to make…
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Environmental Complaints

You may register environmental complaints for suburban and unincorporated Cook County by emailing environment@cookcountyil.gov or calling 31…
Environment and Sustainability

Environmental Justice

Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) is establishing an environmental justice policy, which can help inform and…
Environment and Sustainability

Equipment Registration Permitting

Permits: All applications and payments shall be submitted through the new electronic permit processing portal for your Equipment Registratio…
Environment and Sustainability

Franklin Park Climate Resiliency Plan

Environment and Sustainability

Healthy Homes for Healthy Families

 Cook County Healthy Homes for Healthy FamiliesCook County has allocated $30 million to establish Healthy Homes for Healthy Fam…
Environment and Sustainability

Justice Climate Resiliency Plan

Environment and Sustainability

Liquid Hazardous Waste Reporting

As of 2020, liquid hazardous waste reports and the applicable fee will be submitted through the new electronic permit processing portal. Phy…
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Lynwood Climate Resiliency Plan

Environment and Sustainability

Markham Climate Resiliency Plan

Environment and Sustainability

Municipal Waste, Recycling and Diversion Rates in Cook County

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) 2022 Municipal Waste Recycling and Diversion Rates Report documents the d…
Transportation and Highways

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated p…
Environment and Sustainability

Open Burning Permit

Cook County government requires open burning permits in suburban and unincorporated Cook County to protect life, property, prevent forest fi…
Environment and Sustainability

Program Administrator Subrecipient Open Call

Program Administrator Subrecipient Open Call - How to Apply 
Environment and Sustainability

Radon Awareness

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water from the natural decay of uranium. While levels in outdoor a…
Environment and Sustainability

RainReady Green Infrastructure Plan Implementation for Calumet Area

Cook County allocated $6 million to reduce negative impacts caused from flooding by implementing RainReady, a program that helps people and…
Environment and Sustainability

Residential Solar Energy Installation Program

Cook County Sun and SaveCook County has allocated $3 million to establish the Cook County Sun and Save program, a residential solar energy i…
Environment and Sustainability

Solid Waste and Recycling Permitting

Solid Waste Technical Assistance for Municipalities: The Solid Waste Division will provide municipalities technical assistance in supporting…
Environment and Sustainability

Sustainability

Cook County is a world-class model of sustainability. The Department of Environment and Sustainability works to boost sustainability practic…
Environment and Sustainability

Temporary Equipment for Reprocessing of Construction and Demolition Material

Application requirements for a Temporary Rock Crusher permit are described in the Temporary Rock Crusher Permit Application and in Section 3…
Environment and Sustainability

Tier II Ordinance

The Cook County Tier II Ordinance requires owners or operators of facilities in suburban Cook County to submit their annual haz…
Transportation and Highways

Transportation Projects

Transportation ProjectsThe Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways oversees the planning, design and construction of various t…
Environment and Sustainability

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Updated Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan DraftPublic Comment: The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) is i…