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Code Enforcement Division

The Village’s Code Enforcement Division was placed under the Police Department's jurisdiction in 2002. Several Code Enforcement issues and the Village Ordinances that govern them are outlined below:
  • Garbage placed at the curb 24 hours prior to scheduled collection
  • 92.07 Time of Collection
    Subdividing or apportioning the village into various zones or areas for the collection of refuse by the contractor performing the work and the specific dates or days of the week on which collection is to be made from each zone, shall be subject to the decision of the Director of Public Works. No refuse deposited for collection at any curb shall be placed there more that 24 hours prior to the collection day, and no container shall remain at the curb or alley 24 hours after collection.

  • Trash containers in front of building line
  • 92.05 Location of Containers
    With the exception of those days for which containers are placed at curbside for refuse collection, containers shall not be located beyond the front building line of any building, structure or residence.

  • Inoperable vehicle/major repair of vehicle on the property
  • 302.8 Motor Vehicles
    Except as provided for in other regulations, no Inoperable vehicle /unlicensed/major repair of vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.

  • Failure to display proper house numbers
  • 304.3 Premises Identification
    Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).

  • Tall grass and/or weeds in excess of six (6) inches
  • 302.4 Weeds
    All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 6 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided, however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens. Property owners are required to maintain parkways and/or right of ways adjacent to their property.

  • Accumulation of junk and/or trash
  • 308.1 Accumulation of Rubbish or Garbage
    All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

  • Rental Property Inspection
  • 155 Rental Inspection
    All rental properties must be registered with the Village and inspected by a Code Enforcement Officer prior to a tenant living on the premise. A property is classified as a rental under the ordinance if the owner does not reside on the premise whether or not rent is being charged. The fee for a rental inspection is $100. If the inspection fails, there is a $200 re-inspection fee. Appointments for inspections can be made by calling the Code Enforcement division at (815)886-7215.
  • Exterior Structure
  • 304.1 General
    The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare
  • Outdoor Storage
  • 159.60E3 Outdoor Storage
    All outdoor storage in any residential district for the principal building or structure and its accessory uses or structures shall be stored within the limits of the buildings or structures on the property. Any outdoor storage of materials not customarily found in a residential district is prohibited.
  • Parking of Vehicles
  • 159.19A1 Vehicle parking
    No vehicle shall be parked on any area other than upon an approved parking area such as concrete or asphalt.

    159.19C Trailers, boats and recreational vehicles
    Trailers, boats and recreational vehicles when stored in the front, side or rear of the property shall be located upon a properly maintained hard surface capable of supporting the weight of the vehicle such as concrete or asphalt.

  • Storage Units
  • 159.19D Temporary Portable storage units
    Temporary portable storage units are allowed for periods less than 72 hours in conjunction with a move or a remodel. The temporary portable storage units shall not be placed on village owned property or public right of way, and placed on a hard surface such as asphalt or concrete.
  • Basketball Hoops
  • 159.015 Portable/permanent basketball hoops
    Portable/permanent basketball hoop are required to be located on private property at least 6 feet from the sidewalk or 5 feet from the property line.

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