Summer is great time to tackle home improvement projects. The Village encourages residents to take a few minutes to look over the exterior of your property to ensure that it is good condition and well maintained. The Village would also like to remind property owners that many home improvement projects may require a building permit. To inquire about whether a permit is needed for your project, call the Building Department at (708) 354-0225.
Common Property Maintenance Issues
* Weeds: All plant growth must be trimmed and maintained at all times. Weeds are generally defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation over 8 inches high. Trees or shrubs, cultivated flowers and gardens are not included in the definition of weeds.
* House Numbers: All house numbers must be in Arabic numerals at least 4" high and ½" stroke and are required to be mounted on the principal structure. The numbers should be easily readable from the street for your safety and must be contrasting in color.
* Garbage Containers: May not be placed in the parkway area earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day preceding pick-up. All containers must be removed from the parkway area no later than 7:00 a.m. the day after pick-up. At all other times, garbage containers are required to be stored on the side or rear of the dwelling. This also includes large items such as furniture and other trash.
* Accumulation of Rubbish or Garbage: All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, should be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
* Vehicles: It is unlawful to park vehicles on any unpaved surface within the Village. In residential areas, motor vehicles may not at any time be in the process of being dismantled, disassembled, or in disrepair.
* Building Exteriors: All exterior surfaces should be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials; and maintained weatherproof and properly surface coated to prevent deterioration.
* Accessory Structures: Fences, sheds, decks, swimming pools and other structures should be properly maintained.
* Roof Drains, Gutters and Downspout: These should be maintained in good repair, secured and free from obstructions. Roof water should not be discharged in a manner that creates a public nuisance nor shall discharge be directed towards a neighboring property.