Code Administration

Overview
The Code Administration Division provides for activities associated with enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance and applicable sections of the Municipal Code dealing with nuisance control including: parking on grass, items in parkway, litter, grass/weeds over 8", uncovered garbage cans/dumpsters, inactive vehicles, garbage cans out beyond pickup day, and vegetation from private property blocking sidewalk.  They also enforce the International Property Maintenance Code for matters such as fences in disrepair, buildings in disrepair (i.e. rotted wood or peeling paint), broken windows, and interior maintenance issues.

Residents may submit concerns online or call (630) 620-5757.

Sump Pumps
Those who have sump pumps draining toward the front yard are reminded to switch the drainage to the rear yard for the winter months to prevent icing of the sidewalks.  Village code does require those having any surface water drainage mechanisms or conduits onto a sidewalk or street to take action to prevent icing.

Code Administration Quick Reference
Item Description
Grass/Weeds over 8" in height The ordinance requires grass/weeds to be kept below eight inches throughout the growing season.  For more information, please click here to read Section 92.31 of the Village Code.
Sidewalk obstruction The ordinance requires the sidewalk be kept free of obstructions including branches up to seven feet above grade.  For more information, please click here to read Section 94.05 (I) of the Village Code
Parking on grass The ordinance requires all vehicles including boats and trailers to be parked on concrete or asphalt.  For more information, please click here to read Section 94.05 (J) of the Village Code.
Littering  The ordinance requires all litter including landscape waste, garbage, and debris to be properly disposed of within seven days.  For more information, please click here to read Section 94.04 (I) of the Village Code
Items on parkway  Items for scavenger pickup are permitted on the parkway only within 12 hours of scheduled service. Emptied containers must be removed within 12 hours.  For more information, please click here to read Section 94.05 (A) of the Village Code.
Waste containers  Must be kept covered to prevent animal access, to prevent the items from being scattered, and to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water.  For more information, please click here to read Section 94.04 (C) of the Village Code
Inactive vehicles  The ordinance requires that any vehicle which is not street ready, including current plates, must be garaged. For more information, please click here to read Section 94.04 (F) (I) of the Village Code.
Trucks Commercial vehicles having larger than a "B" plate are not permitted on residential property.  For more information, please click here to read Section 94.04 (L) (I) of the Village Code
Fences  Permits are required for all fences to ensure that the homeowner is aware of all requirements prior to purchasing the fence.  For more information, please click here to read Section 155.205 (A)(5) of the Village Code.
Signs  Permits are required for most signs. Signs are allowed only on private property with the permission of the owner.  For more information, please click here to read Section 153.204 of the Village Code
 RV's RV's are not permitted in front yard from November 1 through March 31.  For more information, please view the RV handout or please click here to read Section 94.04(P) of the Village Code.