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What Is A Nuisance?

A nuisance can be a person; a thing; or a circumstance that causes an inconvenience or an annoyance to someone or may be injurious to the safety and health of the public. A nuisance can be an act; an object; or a practice that invades or interferes with a person’s rights or interests by being offensive, dangerous, obstructive, or unhealthy.

CCDPH conducts on-site investigations of nuisance complaints throughout unincorporated suburban Cook County to determine if a violation is committed and to assure correction and compliance. For incorporated areas, contact the village or municipality.


There are 44 declared nuisances

Some examples are tall grass and weeds, uncontained garbage, pet waste accumulation and vectors. Click here for more information.

Updated May 27, 2022, 2:02 PM