What do you do if your water pressure is low?
If your water pressue is low, contact the Water Plant at (847) 835-4183. A water plant employee from Public Works would be happy to assist in reviewing your specific issue.
I'd like to have a garage sale. What do I need to do?
While the Village does not require a garage sale permit, please be mindful of your neighbors and only host periodic sales within reasonable hours.
How do I schedule barricades for a block party?
An application is required for all block parties and can be filed with the Department of Public Safety. Note that some major streets are not eligible for block parties. Download the application and view a map of acceptable streets here.
On the day of your block party, Public Works will deliver barricades to the parkway near the points where the street is to be blocked and will pick up the items in the same location on the following day. Note that garbage cans are no longer provided. Should you need to have additional garbage collected after your party please contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) to schedule a special collection at (773) 685-8811.
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 here or through the Public Works Department by calling (847) 835-4111, 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 obtain real estate transfer stamps?
The Village does not require real estate transfer stamps. What is required is a final water read and final bill to be paid prior to closing.
Schedule a final water read with the Finance Department by calling (847) 835-4113.
What do I have to do if I'm selling my house?
Unlike many surrounding communities, the Village does not require real estate transfer stamps. We do ask that you have your utility services disconnected prior to moving out.
For information about disconnecting cable, electric and gas contact your service provider or visit our Area Utilities page.
For information about disconnecting Village services, namely scheduling your Final Water Reading (a $75 fee), contact the Finance Department at (847) 835-4113.
Is a Village vehicle license required?
All motor vehicles registered with the State of Illinois (or any other state) with a Village of Glencoe address or within the corporate boundaries of Glencoe are required to have a Village sticker. Village ordinance requires that licenses be displayed and properly affixed to the passenger-side windshield by May 1.
Applications are available online here or a resident may request an application by contacting the Finance Department at (847) 835-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to license my pet?
Yes, cats and dogs over the age of 6 months old are required to be licensed by May 1 each year. First time applicants should fill out this Vehicle/Pet Licnese Application form and return it to Village Hall with the correct fee.
How many pets am I allowed to have?
The Village does not have a limit on the number of domestic animals (dogs, cats, etc.) allowed per household. We do, however, have a list of prohibited animals in our Village Code, including horse, cow, hog, sheep, goat, chicken, goose or duck or any animal which the possession or keeping of which is prohibited by state or federal law or regulation. Learn more about keeping animals in Glencoe from Chapter 6 of the Village Code. Concerns about the number and/or types of animals can be relayed to the non-emergency Public Safety number at (847) 835-4112.
Which holidays delay garbage and recycling collection?
Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) observes the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
How do I dispose of my holiday tree?
On Wednesdays during the month of January, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will pick-up holiday trees at no cost. Remove all lights, ornaments and garland and place tree at the parkway behind the curb.
How do I register for the House Watch program?
Residents traveling for extended periods of time are encouraged to contact the Public Safety Department at (847) 835-4112 to request that their home be placed on its “House Watch List”.
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.