Applications are best submitted online, or by email if an online option is not provided. Otherwise they may be placed in the white drop box in front of the Village Hall (next to the postal box) or delivered in person during office hours. Online and email are preferred to enable the quickest response. Note that a delay of up to a few days may be incurred for paper submittals depending on in-office staff availability.
- Block Party Permit
- Alarm Permit
- Open Burn Permit
- Right of Way Permit
- Utility Permit
- Special Event Permit
- Truck Permit
The Village has resumed approving Block Party applications since the State of Illinois has entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Residents will be expected to conduct their block party in accordance with the state order which states that gatherings are limited to 50 people or less. Additionally, the Fire and Police Department staff will not attend block parties until the state has entered Phase 5.
The Village encourages residents to get to know each other and to foster positive neighborhood activities for families and friends. Block parties are a great way to do this!
Residents seeking to host a block party must fill out and submit a Block Party Application to the Public Works Department at least seven days prior to the party. On the form is a section for applicants to check if they would like the Police and/or Fire Departments to attend if their schedules allow. After all Department approvals are made, Public Works will Email an approved copy of the form to the applicant.
The Friday evening prior to your party barricades will be delivered to the intersections to be closed. Residents should set up the barricades when starting the festivities and remove the barricades from the roadway and return them to where they were dropped off when finished. The barricades will be picked up on Monday.
The Lombard Park District has a Block Party Wagon that residents may reserve. The wagon contains ten tables, 100 chairs, a 10’x10’ canopy, large charcoal grill, a bean bag game and a sound system. For more information regarding the Block Party Wagon, please contact the Park District at (630) 620-7322 or at LombardParks.com.
If this is your first block party check out the Block Party Planner to help make it a successful event!
Owners of security alarms, including those in residences, are annually required to purchase an alarm permit for a fee of $30 for residences and $50 for businesses. The licensing period for these permits is September 1 to August 31.
You can download an alarm permit application, or if you would like to request an application by phone or for questions about whether you are required to obtain a license, please call the Business Administrator at (630) 620-5913.
Open burning shall be allowed after obtaining approval from the Village of Lombard Fire Department. Various forms of open burning also require a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Restrictions limit burns to last no longer than 3 hours, and must end no later than 11:30 P.M.
The purpose of the Right of Way (ROW) permit is to ensure that the work conducted in the ROW does not constitute a danger to the traveling public or the individuals performing the work, as well as to ensure the completed work does not degrade the ROW or Village infrastructure, thereby resulting in increased maintenance or replacement costs to the taxpayer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Projects Require a Right of Way permit?
Any time an individual, adjacent property owner, contractor or utility company needs to perform above or underground work within the Village-owned ROW, a ROW permit is required.
Typical ROW projects include:
- Utility installation or repair
- Water, Sewer or Storm Sewer excavations and connections
- Heavy Equipment Movement (may also require an Overweight permit from the Police Department)
What paperwork do I submit when applying for a ROW permit?
- Completed ROW permit application
- One set of design plans signed and sealed on every page by the design engineer (preferably sent electronically)
- Traffic Control Plan (included with the Site Plan)
- For work extending outside of the right of way, proof of easement or permission granted by the property owner, must be included with the application.
- For above ground work - A letter from ComEd, or whomever the pole belongs to, giving permission to use their utility pole located in the public ROW is required
- For underground work - A bond is required. In addition, the design plans are required to show all existing underground utilities. Utility atlas maps may be obtained from the Public Works Department by emailing the request, including a map or photo of the project area, to Gage Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tom Dixon (email@example.com)
- Certificate of Insurance that meets or exceeds the monetary requirements set out in the IDOT Road & Bridge Manual and listing the Village of Lombard as additional insured.
- Village of Lombard Contractor Registration
- Permit Fee (check, credit card or cash)
What is the fee for a ROW permit?
Non-refundable permit fee - $50.00
Small Cell fees
- $350.00 (per small wireless facility) - Request to collocate multiple small wireless facilities on existing utility poles or wireless support structures addressed in a single application
- $650.00 - Request to collocate a single small wireless facility on an existing utility pole or wireless support structure
- $1,000.00 - Request to collocate a small wireless facility that includes the installation of a new utility pole
The Bond is determined by the scope of work and the surrounding utilities in the work zone.
How long does it take to get a ROW permit?
ROW permits are generally issued within 2 weeks of submittal.
How long is the ROW permit good for?
The ROW permit is good for 6 months.
Are inspections required?
Typically, Village staff does not perform inspections, however, the Village shall be notified prior to commencing work.
What happens if I do not get a ROW permit for my project or if the permit expires and work is not completed?
If work occurs without a permit, the work will be stopped. If a permit has expired a permit extension is granted upon request. If the Village is required to do work because work was not completed and the contractor is unresponsive, the Village will perform the work and utilize the bond to cover any cost incurred by the Village.
Utility permits are required to construct, operate or maintain a utility facility in the Village of Lombard right of way.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Telecommunications, including CATV
- Fiber optics
For work extending outside of the right of way, proof of easement or permission granted by the property owner, must be included with the application.
Special events are limited to thirty days. Seasonal Outdoor Garden Sales are limited to four months and carnivals or circuses are limited to ten consecutive days. Properties are limited to no more than four permits per calendar year.
If the event will utilize public streets or require public street closures, contact Jennifer Ganser, Assistant Community Development Director at 630-620-5717 or by email. All new race routes require pre-approval.