The Public Health Ordinance has been adopted by the McHenry County Board of Health and the McHenry County Board and sets forth guidelines to protect public health in McHenry County. The Public Health Ordinance is comprised of several Articles, with each Article addressing a separate public health concern. The Public Health Ordinance is applicable to both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County.
|Article I||General Provisions [PDF]|
|Article II||Definitions [PDF]|
Declared Nuisances [PDF]
Open Burning [PDF]
Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Barriers [PDF]
|Article IV||Food Establishments and Vending of Food and Beverages [PDF]|
|Article V - VIII||Repealed (rolled into IV)|
|Article IX||Private and Non-Community Water Supplies for McHenry County [PDF]|
|Article X||Wastewater & Sewage Treatment and Disposal for McHenry County [PDF]|
|Article XI - XVI||Not Used|
|Article XVII||Animal Control [PDF]|
Please note that there are multiple other governmental agencies at the state and federal levels that regulate various Public Health concerns. The list above contains only Public Health Ordinances adopted by the McHenry County Board and Board of Health, that are currently in effect.