Submit a Citizen Pollution Complaint

If you are reporting an environmental emergency , please also contact the Illinois Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-782-7860.

You may submit this form anonymously. However, if you provide us with information on how to reach you, Illinois EPA can keep you updated on the investigation into the complaint. In addition, we may need additional information from you in order to conduct an adequate investigation.

Please note that your local or county health department may have ordinances or regulations which address: asbestos, septic tanks, private wells and lead paint.

Contact Information
Whom do you believe to be responsible for the problem?
Nature of Complaint

Please note: Illinois EPA does not regulate noise pollution. View more information about noise pollution.

Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the description of the event and its location. Please indicate any evidence or documentation (i.e., photos, logs, etc.) of pollution that you will be able to provide. If you remember the specific times when the problem occurred, please list the time of day and date.

The Illinois EPA will regard your identity within the complaint form as exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. However, your identity may be discovered if there is any lawsuit about the facility that is the subject of your complaint.

Thank you for your help in protecting Illinois' environment!


Please submit additional information to:

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Community Relations
1021 North Grand Ave. East
Springfield, IL 62794-9276