Property Maintenance

Property Maintenace 

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents, the Village of Glencoe sets forth maintenance standards for all properties within the Village boundaries. 

The Village has identified the following areas of priority for code enforcement:

  • Enforcement of life, health and safety violations
  • Timely monitoring and enforcement of permit and approval requirements and conditions
  • Abatement of nuisances and dangerous or unsafe buildings
  • Stop work orders for non-permitted activity
  • Restricting issuance of permits on property with uncorrected violations or outstanding enforcement costs
  • Strategic approaches to obtain compliance and recovery of enforcement costs

What Are Typical Violations?

The Public Works Department looks to ensure that all exterior property maintenance violations are addressed. Property maintenance violations may include:

  • Construction Noise: Permitted work hours for construction in the Village are 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. No construction is permitted on Sundays or Holidays.
  • Structure and Property: All buildings, exteriors, including windows, doors, sheds, garages, fences, pools, siding, etc. must be kept in good and safe repair. 
  • Garbage: Garbage must be disposed of in an approved container, and can only be placed out at scheduled pickup days. Garbage and recycling containers must be returned to the rear or side of your house within one day of pick up. For more information about how to properly dispose of household waste, please click here.
  • Vehicles: All vehicles must be operable, have valid license plates, and be parked on an approved hard surface of concrete or asphalt.
  • Weeds and Grass: The Village has regulations that prohibit weeds and grass from growing to an average height of more than eight (8) inches. 

General Code Enforcement Violation Procedures

When a request for inspection for a suspected violation is received, the Department employs the following standard operating procedures:

  1. An inspection will take place within two weeks to verify the violation.
  2. If a code violation is discovered, a violation notice will be sent to the property owner indicating a compliance date for resolving the issue. The compliance date will vary depending on the type of violation and scope of the remedy required.
  3. If the violation is not corrected or resolved by the compliance date, the Village will issue a second notice and/or proceed with issuing a citation requiring an appearance before a judge in the 2nd District Court.