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environmental health


Our Cass County Environmental Health Program works to assess, correct, control and prevent harmful factors in the environment through education, regulation and inspection. We inspect restaurants, school cafeterias, special events, septic installations, and well installations.

The Environmental Health Program protects the health and environment of all residents by preventing disease through permit issuance, routine maintenance of environmental conditions and consultation services.


Food Services

Application to Open a Food Establishment 

Application to Open a Food Establishment (Spanish)

Environmental Health Newsletter 

Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code 

Safe Food Handler Food Classes 

The Cass County Health Department will offer in-person Safe Food Handler Classes at our Virginia location on the following dates in 2019:

  • February 19th
  • March 19th *Spanish*
  • April 26th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 16th
  • August 20th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th *Spanish*
  • November 19th
  • December 17th
To register for classes please call (844) 768-8433 (press 2 for Spanish) or visit www.katkinco.com/classes.

English-speaking classes will begin at 9:15am and Spanish-speaking classes will begin at 8:30am.


Sewage Program

Application to Install a Septic System 

Real Estate Survey Request Form 

Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Code 

Illinois Soil Classifier List 

Private Sewage Contractor Online Renewal

Curtain Drain Information

Sewage Code w/ Highlighted Changes

US EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Overview (PDF)

US EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Basics

NPDES Response to Public Comments


Water Program

Application to Construct, Abandon, or Modify a Well 

Property Owner Request to Seal a Well

Chlorination Procedure

Well Testing Results Information

Nitrates in Drinking Water/ Why test your well?


Schuyler Environmental Health

Temporary Event Application

Application to Install a Septic System

Food License Renewal Form

Application to Open a Food Establishment





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