Nuisance complaints regarding public health issues are investigated on a priority basis. Complaints that are not enforceable by this office may be referred to an appropriate agency.

Complaints will not be investigated without the complainant information including name and phone number. This information is necessary so that the Health Inspector may contact the complainant for further information. Complainant information will not be made available unless required by law in court action. A complainant may call in to confirm the status of complaint investigation.

Following a complaint, our inspector may visit the site to take pictures and observe any violations present on the property. If the property is in violation of any health codes, a written notice will be sent to the property owner, giving a deadline to correct any violations. If no corrections are made, the owner may be sent a second written notice or the case may be referred to the Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office.

To download a nuisance complaint form, click here.

For additional information on environmental and other public health issues log onto the Illinois Department of Public Health website at www.idph.state.il.us