What are construction hours?
To respect those around construction zones, the Village limits the hours of permitted construction. Permitted hours include 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m., on Saturday. No work is permitted on Sunday or holidays (including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). Vehicles are not to be parked or idling on the street or on the driveway prior to these time frames.
Do I need a permit for my fence?
Yes, a fence permit is required.
Do I need a permit?
In general, permits are required for new construction and modifications to buildings or property. Additionally, we require special permits for signs, fireworks displays, home alarm systems, to remove large trees (8" or larger) and for solicitors. Unlike some communities, we do not require permits for garage sales, estate sales, raffles, generators or large tents. Select from the following options to learn more about the permits and documentation your project or business require or view a full list of permits here <link>.
Building and Zoning Permits <Link>
Alarm Permits <Link>
Tree Removal <Link>
Solicitor's Permit <Link>
Fireworks Permit <Link>
When do I need a permit to remove a tree?
All trees on private property that are eight inches in diameter or greater require a permit for removal (even if the tree is diseased or hazardous, unless it has already fallen). Permit applications are available online or through the Public Works Department by telephone request, by mail or in-person. The Village’s tree removal regulations are intended to protect, manage, preserve, and enhance the Village’s urban forest.
How do I dispose of old paint or oil?
The Solid Waste Authority of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) periodically hosts one-day Household Chemical Waste collection days for the collection of toxic paints, oils, cleaners, etc. The Village posts these collection days on our web site and social media accounts as they are scheduled.
Note, however, that SWANCC suggests that the easiest way to dispose of paint is to use it up by applying a second coat to your project or by painting scrap with the excess paint. Empty paint cans may be recycled and latex paint is non-toxic, so once it's dried up, it can be thrown out with your regular garbage.
Additionally, many local theatre groups, churches and housing authorities will accept leftover paint and put it to good use. Get more tips from SWANCC here.