SANITATION All garbage must be placed in approved City of West Chicago containers. Community Development Phone Numbers Garbage cannot be set out earlier than 7 p.m. on West Chicago City Hall the night prior to collection. 475 Main Street Garbage containers in the residential zoning (630) 293-2200 districts may be in the rear and side yards only. All exterior areas shall be maintained free of the Community Development Department accumulation of rubbish, refuse, garbage or yard (630) 293-2200 ext. 131 waste. Joanne Gugliotta City of West Chicago VEGETATION Community Development Director A Quick Reference Guide Grasses and weeds may not exceed eight inches in height. (630) 293-2200 ext. 141 Property Maintenance Codes Vegetation or trees that are dead may cause John Fincham property or utility damage and must be removed. Assistant Community Development Director Also, if the dead vegetation is visible from the (630) 293-2200 ext. 155 public way, it must be removed. Karl Wielecki ACCESSORY STRUCTURES City Planner Accessory structures include decks, detached (630) 293-2200 ext. 158 garages, fences, patios, pools and sheds. All accessory structures must be in good repair Brett Howard and structurally sound. Building Inspector They must be constructed as per the (630) 293-2200 ext. 133 specifications of Community Development. Accessory structures must be in the proper Mike Vogt location for that property’s zoning district. Building Inspector (630) 293-2200 ext. 175 HOUSE NUMBERS House numbers shall be in Arabic numerals and El Zonta a minimum of 3 inches in height. Building Inspector House numbers shall be displayed on the house (630) 293-2200 ext. 132 structure itself and be easily readable from the public way. West Chicago Police Department Each garage off an alley or side street of the Non-Emergency house must have the numbers attached as well. (630) 293-2222 West Chicago Fire Protection District CITY OF WEST CHICAGO Non-Emergency COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (630) 231-2123 475 MAIN STREET WEST CHICAGO, IL 60185 Emergency (630) 293-2200 911 GRADING AND DRAINAGE ANIMALS Sales between the proprietor of the home The filling of drainage swales or Except for licensed kennels, not more than three occupation and members of the general public shall detention/retention ponds is prohibited. domestic animals may be kept on any one lot. not be permitted on the premises. Sump pumps are to discharge to the owners The owner of the pet is responsible for cleaning Pick-up and delivery of items may be conducted property only. any waste. only by employees of the home occupation. Agriculture, non-domestic or exotic animals are Traffic or parking may not cause a disturbance to MOTOR VEHICLES prohibited. (For a complete list of prohibited the normal traffic flow for the neighborhood. Cars may not be parked off of the approved animals, please contact the Building No home occupation may cause a nuisance to the driveway surface. Department). surrounding neighborhood Commercial vehicles classified as weight Class Agriculture, non-domestic or exotic animals are The exterior of the home may not be altered to D or greater are not permitted in residential prohibited. For a complete list of prohibited represent a business. Signs for the home zoning districts. animals, please contact Community occupation may not exceed two square feet in area All vehicle repair work is to be performed Development. and must be attached onto the exterior of the within an enclosed structure. No cats, dogs or any other type of animal are residence or in the yard of the residence. No vehicle outside an enclosed structure may allowed to run at large in the City. be in a state of disrepair or major disassembly. It is unlawful for any person to keep any animal OTHER All vehicles must be properly licensed and on any property located within the City when the Garage or yard sales are limited to three times plated. keeping of such animal constitutes a public nui- during the calendar year. Not more than one travel trailer or other sance or menace to public health or safety. Brush pick-up is the first Monday of each month recreational vehicle may be parked on any one May through November. lot. EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE No signs may be placed in the parkway or on any Travel trailers, recreational vehicles, campers All structures should be maintained in good utility poled in the City. and water crafts must be parked in the rear or repair with no holes, missing boards or siding, or It is unlawful for any person to cause or allow open side yards on approved pavement. loose and rotting materials. or uncontrolled burning in the City. All peeling paint must be removed and the There is no parking on City streets between 2:00 SIDEWALKS AND PARKWAYS surface coated. a.m. and 5:00 a.m. or after two inches of snowfall. Vegetation or trees must be trimmed back from There shall be no missing bricks or mortar. Solicitors must have a permit issued by the West the sidewalk. Roofs should be free of leaks. Chicago Police Department and exhibit the permit Vehicles may not block the sidewalk or public Roof shingles should be in good repair with no upon request. way. worn or missing shingles. Water restrictions apply between the date of May Rubbish, garbage and yard waste may not be Gutters and downspouts should be in good repair 15 and September 15 with odd houses on odd days placed on the parkway except prior to designat- and clear of obstructions. and even number houses on even days. ed pick-up schedule. Stairs more than four steps in height must have handrails/guardrails. WINDOWS AND SCREENS Exterior outlets must be GFI receptacles with all- This brochure contains a brief description of the most All broken windows must be repaired or weather covers. commonly asked property maintenance questions. replaced. Hose spigots are required to have backflow Please contact Community Development for Boarded up windows must be repaired or preventors. additional information regarding these and other replaced within 30 days. property maintenance issues. Remember, many home Windows must be in good condition, weather HOME OCCUPATIONS property repairs may require a building permit. For tight and properly glazed without cracks or May not use more than 20 percent of the total additional information regarding repair, remodeling holes. dwelling unit floor area. or construction permits, call Community Screens are required from May 1 to October 1 Shall be conducted by family members residing Development, (630) 293-2200 ext. 131. for all doors and ventilation. on the premises.
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