Environmental Health

Restaurant Inspections

The Environmental Health Division inspects restaurants and grocery stores in all areas of the County that do not have a local health department. The cities of East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island each have their own health inspectors. 

Food inspections are performed in a variety of settings including but not limited to restaurants, taverns,grocery and convenient stores, schools, hospitals, and day cares.  Facilities are separated into risk categories on the basis of the type of food preparation they carry out.  Higher risk operations are inspected more frequently.  Rock Island County Health Department licenses food service establishments for one year periods.  Please click on the following link for a food service establishment and retail store license application.

Currently Rock Island County Health Department does not publish a copy of individual restaurant inspections, however click on the following link for the Annual Food Safety Awards List.

To contact the cities of East Moline, Moline, or Rock Island regarding their restaurant inspections, you may click on the links below:

Food Sanitation
Rock Island County Health Department will be implementing the FDA Food Code 2017 as part of a state-wide effort to standardize food inspections across Illinois. Please review the following documents to better prepare your facility for the upcoming changes. Check back for updates as new information is added.

Link respective pdfs to each of the following bullets

Food Rescue Partnership
As a professional food establishment or retail food store, you have an opportunity to make a direct impact in our community by reducing food waste, and the benefits are widespread!

  • Direct impact towards decreasing hunger in our community
  • Potential tax savings
  • Reduction in garbage and hauling fees

The Scott County and Rock Island County Health Departments partnered with the Food Rescue Partnership (FRP) to make the Quad Cities a community dedicated to eliminating food waste.  The FRP needs your perspective!  Please take this 5 minute survey to provide input and recommendations on food waste, https://goo.gl/7zoW7V.
For more information on the Food Rescue Partnership, visit: