Public Health

The Building and Safety Division strives to protect the health and safety of residents, visitors, and business owners. The sections below contain information regarding the Village Health Board, semi-annual health inspections in restaurants and retail food service establishments, animal traps, and other services related to health and sanitation.

Village Health Board

The Village Health Board meets every 1st Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Community Development Department located at 4501 N 25th Avenue. The board is responsible for the general supervision of the health interests of the residents. By cooperating with and promoting the enforcement of Federal, State, County, and Village regulations related to sanitation and health, the board seeks to control the spread of communicable disease and to promote high standards of general health.

Health Inspections in Restaurants and Retail Food Service Establishments

The Village conducts semi-annual health inspections in restaurants, retail food service establishments, and other businesses that handle food products. In order to provide clean and sanitary food service establishments for all residents and consumers, the Building and Safety Division requires businesses to fill out and submit an annual Health Permit Application (PDF).

The semi-annual health inspections require businesses to comply with Federal, State, County, and local standards and codes. All businesses that fully comply and pass the inspections will receive a Village Health Certificate. Please have the Health Certification visible for the public’s viewing. For more information on health inspections, view the Village’s Code of Ordinance.

Lead Law

Please review our information on the Lead Paint Law (PDF), effective April 22, 2010. For the safety of all residents in Schiller Park, please make sure your contractor is Renovation, Repair, and Painting certified before he or she performs any work in your home.

Other Programs

  1. Animal Traps

    The Village will provide a trap, at no charge, to residents and businesses for a period of one week. Learn more about baiting this animal, and how to request animal retrieval.

  2. Bed Bug Prevention

    The Village of Schiller Park deals with a large number of bed bugs infesting hotel rooms, as well as community homes. The Illinois Department of Public Health provides citizens guidelines regarding how to prevent and control bed bugs.

  3. West Nile Virus

    The Cook County Department of Public Health collects and submits birds to test for West Nile Virus. Learn more about this program, and how to protect yourself from West Nile Virus.