This Department is responsible for ensuring that local landlords, business owners, and food handlers provide safe, clean, habitable environments for East Chicago residents. 

As part of all service industries including restaurant, cafeteria, daycare, or food preparation industry a Food Handler Card and TB test is required. For TB and food handler card information please call the Health Department for scheduling, (219) 391-8467.

Inspectors investigate calls and complaints about food and environmental contamination in both commercial and residential settings.

Most Common Cases

  • Mold growth
  • Roach infestation
  • Bed bug infestation
  • Mice infestation
  • Hoarding

Report Requests

All individuals with direct interest such as landlord, tenant, or business owner seeking inspection reports will have to contact city hall controller's department, 219-391-8220.

Contact Us

Call us in advance at 219-391-8467 for information on business codes, licensing, and food/environmental health precautions.