Retail Food Establishment Applications
To ensure the safety of food for consumption in suburban Cook County, CCDPH inspects retail food establishments, issues licenses and permits for unincorporated areas, responds to complaints, investigates foodborne illnesses and registers Cottage Food vendors.
Below is a list of licensing applications and corresponding fee schedule for retail food service programs in unincorporated Cook County. Click on the program to download the application. Please mail completed applications and applicable payment to the address listed on the application.
Make checks or money orders payable to Cook County Department of Public Health. NO CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED.
To apply for a food establishment license or permit in all other areas in Cook County, please contact your local health official.
Retail Food Establishment-Unincorporated Cook County
Annual License Fee (Includes Inspection Costs)
Submit Retail Food Establishment License Application and appropriate fee based on seating information listed below.
Where seating is provided:
|1 – 25 seats||150.00|
|Over 200 seats||600.00|
Where seating is not provided (gross area):
|Up to 300 SF||75.00|
|301 SF to 600 SF||125.00|
|601 SF to 1,000 SF||200.00|
|1,001 SF to 1,500 SF||225.00|
|1,501 SF to 3,000 SF||300.00|
|3,001 SF to 6,000 SF||375.00|
|6,001 SF to 10,000 SF||450.00|
|10,001 SF to 20,000 SF||525.00|
|Over 20,000 SF||600.00|
Submit Retail Food Establishment License Application with appropriate fee for the following:
|Mobile Food Unit||125.00|
|Tavern (Beverages Only)||150.00|
|Packaged Liquor Store||125.00|
|Day Care Center Food License||75.00|
|Submit appropriate fee, with plans, for the following:|
|Day Care Center Food Plan Review||300.00|
|Food Establishment Plan Review||300.00|
|Temporary Retail Food Establishment (Daily Fee)||25.00|
|Cottage Food Vendor Application||No Fee|
|Cottage Food Law|
Updated June 22, 2021, 12:43 PM