Public Health Services

Temporary food service

Special Events

The organizers of any special event that will offer food or beverages must complete a Temporary Food Permit Application and a Temporary Food Operator Menu Form. Each food vendor is responsible for submitting a completed application and must be approved by the Village’s Inspectional Services Division. Call (847) 904-4300 for more information.

Farmers' Markets

Any market-style sales event (especially those usually held outdoors) where farmers sell fresh produce direct to the public cannot last longer than 14 consecutive days. The proposed menu of any seasonal/farmers market must be approved by the Village based upon review of the establishment and its operations. All participants must operate in compliance with the Glenview Retail Food Service Code and all applicable Illinois Department of Public Health rules and regulations. Failure to follow the rules set forth may result in removal from participation and/or alternate enforcement action. Call (847) 904-4320 for more information. Click here to fill out a Farmers Market Permit Application .

Food service establishments

The following resources are intended for use by business owners, operators, and employees of food service establishments:

Outdoor Dining

The Village allows outdoor dining for permitted restaurants following specific requirements. More information can be found in the application here . For specific questions, contact the Village at (847) 904-4300.

Vacant Property Registration

The Village considers buildings to be vacant if they remain boarded or in a state of deterioration for more than six months and/or no longer have a current property listing contract. As such, vacant properties are detrimental to public health and safety, contribute to the decrease in value of surrounding properties, precipitate disinvestment by neighboring owners, provide a potential location for criminal activity, and undermine the aesthetic character of the neighborhood and the Village.

It is the obligation of the owner of a vacant property, per Village ordinance , to register any vacant property and file & implement an ongoing maintenance plan. Vacant property must be registered annually. The form below must be filled out and a $200 application fee paid.

Mosquito control and West Nile Virus

Most of Glenview east of Pfingsten Road is included in the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District . The area south of Central Road and west of Washington Road is included in the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District . The area west of Pfingsten Road between Central Road and Willow Road is covered by the Cook County Department of Public Health .

Coal tar sealants banned

Effective May 1, 2018, the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees approved an ordinance that bans the use and sale of coal tar pavement sealants and that regulates pavement sealant professionals. Glenview requires that any person engaging in pavement sealing have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) available on the premises for the product being used for pavement sealing. The Village does not review or issue permits for sealing work unless it is included in a larger building plan, although pavement sealing applicators are not required to register as a Village contractor since the work does not require a permit. Read the Staff Report .

Residents who wish to seal pavement themselves can continue to do so. Sealants sold at major retailers such as Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe's and others have phased out coal tar products.

As an alternative, businesses and residents can seal their driveways with asphalt based sealants, carried by most home improvement stores. According to some experts, asphalt based sealants are better in terms of preserving air quality, smell better, prevent oxidization and do not cause skin irritation. Asphalt based sealants are a readily available alternative with less potential health concerns including significantly lower concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and lower potential for contributing harmful organic material into the environment.

First Friday Sharps Recycling

First Friday sharps recycling runs from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Friday of each month in the Village Hall lobby at 2500 E. Lake Avenue. When the weather warms up, the event will move outdoors to the Village Hall parking lot.  

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are no longer accepted at First Friday events. Medications can be safely disposed of in the 24/7 dropbox at the Glenview Police Department or at most Walgreens and CVS locations.  

In addition to sharps, the Village will continue to collect American flags, hearing aids, shoes, eyeglasses, ink cartridges, light bulbs and cell phones as part of its First Friday collection.