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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENT

I want to open a restaurant or retail food establishment.


Here is the documentation and permit application you'll need:

Requirements for Retail Food Establishments

Brown County Food Permit Application

TEMPORARY FOOD STAND

I want to operate a temporary food/retail food stand.


Here is the permit application you'll need:
Brown County Temporary Food Permit Application


See below for information on farmers' markets.

PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL (SEPTIC)
SYSTEMS PROGRAM

I want information on installing and/or maintaining a septic system.


Here is the application and Illinois code information you'll need:

Brown County Septic Application

77 Ill. Admin Part 905 — Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code


Other Septic Information:

Tips on keeping your septic system functioning properly
Septic System Maintenance Checklist



BODY ART & TANNING PROGRAMS

I want to open a tattoo parlor or licensed tanning establishment.


Information on becoming a licensed body art establishment can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Click here to access.

Information on becoming a licensed tanning establishment can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Click here to access.


Additional information on Body Art / Tanning:
CDC information on Body Art
FDA information on Tanning


To report an unlicensed body art of tanning facility please contact IDPH at (217) 785-2439
or file a report via email at the applicable address below.

Unlicensed body art email: DPH.BodyArt@illinois.gov
Unlicensed tanning establishment email: DPH.Tan@illinois.gov

HEALTHY HOMES INFORMATION

Lead
Prevention tips for protecting yourself and your children can be found at the Center for Disease Control website.

Additional information can be obtained at the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Radon:
What do I do if I think I have Radon in my home?

Test your home with a “do-it-yourself” kit which can be purchased at a hardware store.
Information can be found at:
Radon and your home
Illinois Emergency Management Agency about Radon
EPA information on Radon

Mold:
What do I do if I have mold in my house?

There are no standards or regulation for mold in the State of Illinois.

Useful links to information on mold are found below:
Mold in your home
EPA information on Mold

Mercury:
What do I do if I think I have a mercury spill?

Do not allow anyone to play with mercury or substances that you think is mercury. Do not vacuum or shopvac the mercury. Follow the instructions listed in the link below for small spills.
How to clean up a small mercury spill in your home
EPA information on mercury

Bed Bugs:
Information on bed bugs found here:
Bed Bugs Info from Illinois Department of Public Health
EPA information on bed bugs 

BROWN COUNTY
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

120 E Main St.
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

CONTACTS
Jerrod Welch, MPA
Administrator 
Phone: (217) 773-2714
Fax: (217) 773-2512