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Due to liability issues, the Village cannot make any recommendations. However, the Building and Safety Division does have a list of contractors that are registered and insured with the Village. If the applicant is interested in viewing this contractor list, it is available upon request during business hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Again, please note this list is not a recommendation on behalf of the Village of Schiller Park.
After the building permit application has been submitted, it generally takes 7 to 10 business days to process for residential properties. The applicant will be contacted if the plan reviewer has any questions or problems, or if any additional information is needed. You may call or email the Building and Safety Division to inquire about the status of the permit, but please be aware that plan review time may be affected by the department’s workload and/or unforeseen projects.
Once your plans have been approved, the applicant will be notified for permit pickup and payment. The Community Development Department office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 4501 N. 25th Avenue. Applicants may pay with cash, check, and/or credit card. After all permit fees are paid, either a green (for homeowners) or yellow (for contractors) permit card will be issued to post on your front door or window. Please have these permit cards posted in an area that is visible for public viewing. Additionally, please schedule all pertinent inspections by calling Community Development at 847-671-8555. For more information, please visit our Building Permit Inspections Page.
For contractors: to become registered with the Village, complete our Contractor License Application Form. Depending on the type of service provided, contractors must present a valid state license, provide an original bond (no emails or faxes will be accepted), a Certificate of Insurance with the Village of Schiller Park, 4501 N 25th Ave, Schiller Park, IL 60176 as the certificate holder, as well as pay a fee. Please contact the Building and Safety Division at 847-671-8555 for more information. The registration is valid from May 1st to April 20th and must be renewed annually.
Permits are not issued the same day that they are submitted. Permits are reviewed by the Building and Safety Division staff in the order in which they are received. However, the permit process can be naturally expeditious if all required information is submitted accurately and completely from the start. Generally, the process takes 7 to 10 business days.
Since the application process varies depending on the type of development proposed, we encourage applicants to speak to our staff before applying for any permits. Applicants may request for a preliminary plan review. Preliminary plan reviews provide answers to all of your questions and concerns regarding the proposed project.
If you have received a violation door hanger from our property maintenance inspector, please follow and execute the instructions that are listed for you. On the door hanger, the property maintenance inspector will provide you with a date for re-inspection. You must resolve the issues on the door hanger prior to that date. For more information, contact the property maintenance inspector at the Building and Safety Division of the Community Development Department at 847-671-8555.
The Building and Safety Division inspects all multi-family apartment units at least once a year. The Village Code mandates a clean and safe environment with basic utilities for all multi-family dwellings. You may inform us of your concerns by completing the Village's online service form here, and your name will be kept confidential. Please remember that the Village is limited to addressing code violation issues and cannot intervene with your landlord in disputes concerning rent, deposits, pets, etc.
Yes. The application process is the same for applicants who are both contractors and homeowners. However, homeowners who wish to work on the proposed project themselves must fill out a Certification of Responsibility Form here. This form states that the homeowner is responsible for abiding by the Village’s building codes and correcting any deficiencies.
If you believe that the nuisance is violating the Village Code, you can make an anonymous report. Please complete the Village Online Service Form here, or call 847-671-8555. If you submit an online form your information will be kept confidential. If you are in immediate danger, or a crime is being committed, call 911. Please remember that the Village can enforce the code based on what we can observe.
The Village does not have stamp or inspection requirements on residential property transactions. However, please be certain that the water service for your property is transferred to the new owner, and that the seller is required to pay the final water bill. Please make sure to call the Village Hall at 847-678-2550 at least 48 hours before your closing to ensure that a final water bill is generated.
The flood map is created, and designation is determined, by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). Please view the FEMA Flood Map here.
Every owner of any residential rental property in Schiller Park is required to participate in the Village Crime Free Housing Program.
You need to attend an eight hour seminar only once. Every 3 years you will be required to attend a 30-60 minute refresher course.
Please contact Officer Sam Anderson, the Crime Free Housing Coordinator, at 847-671-8567, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is required to have all of the property's tenants sign one copy of the Crime Free lease addendum. However, please keep those signed copies in your records. Schiller Park does no longer need the tenant-signed copies.
All pertinent documents for the Crime Free Housing Program can be found on the Crime Free Housing Program page here.
Current and past Village Budgets are available on our Financial Information Page.
Yes. You can view the last several reports, also called "audits," by visiting our Financial Information Page.
There are so many things we can all do to improve safety. A few examples are learn CPR, acquire a fire extinguisher and become familiar with its proper use, make a fire exit plan for your home and practice exit drills, know at least two ways out of every room, have a safe meeting place outside, learn first-aid, and maintain a disaster supply kit. For more information, please visit our Fire Department page here.
Yes. Please click here to view the Village Code.
Yes, the Village offers a program to help seniors and disabled residents get their grass cut at a discounted rate. To learn more about or apply to the Senior Grass Cutting Program, please read our Senior Grass Cutting Program Information Sheet, or please call the Village Hall at 847-678-2550.
Yes, the Village has an active and vibrant Historical Commission comprised of dedicated volunteers. They are always looking for volunteers to help them with their efforts. For more information, please visit the Historic Commission Page or please call the Historical Commission at 847-671-8513.
Yes, the Village offers a free calendar at the Village Hall, Recreation Center, Community Development Department, and the Library while supplies last. Usually available starting in late November, the Village Calendar contains important dates regarding Village services (such as yard waste pickup and street sweeping), as well as information pages with general information and phone numbers. Please view the Online Village Calendar.
Yes, the Village has a monthly email newsletter that can be subscribed to. To subscribe for the newsletter or view past issues, visit our Village Newsletter Page.
Yes, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) are currently accepted at all Village offices. Payments are not accepted over the phone. Online payments of water bills and vehicle stickers using a credit card are now available. For more information, view our Online Payments Page.
As of the 2010 Census, 11,793 people live in Schiller Park . A new census is scheduled for 2020, and a new population number will be determined after that tally is complete.
If your street is controlled by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) (i.e. Irving Park Road, Mannheim Road, Lawrence Avenue, or River Road), please contact IDOT at 800-452-4368. If your street is a Village street, please call the Public Works Department by calling 847-671-8554, or complete and submit a Contact Us Form.
Please call the O’Hare Noise Complaint Hotline to register your complaint at 800-435-9569. You may also register your complaint online.
Yes, permits for garage sales are required. Each garage sale is limited to three consecutive days. There is no cost for a permit, but residences are limited to two garage sales per year. If interested, please complete our Garage or Yard Sale Permit Application.
Yes, Leyden Township maintains one and offers other types of assistance as well. Please call Leyden Township at 847-455-8616 or visit their website.
Yes, heating payment assistance is available to Village residents through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). You can access information for this program by visiting the Nicor Gas Website.
The Village is not involved in setting your property tax rate, but does receive approximately eighteen percent of your property taxes. Most property tax issues are handled by the Leyden Township Assessor’s Office or the Cook County Assessor. For more information, please visit the Leyden Township Website.
The Village Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.The Village Hall is located at 9526 West Irving Park Road on the north side of the street, just east of the railroad viaduct. Our phone number is 847-678-2550.
Per our Village Code (VC 30.012), the following holidays are observed and all Village Offices will be closed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
When any of the above holidays listed falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed. When any of the above holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed.
The Village accepts cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. The Village Hall drop box for payments can only be used by those paying with a check. Payments are now accepted online for vehicle stickers, water bills, and parking tickets. Please note that payments with credit cards are not accepted over the phone. For payments made online, please visit our Online Payments Page.
For your safety, please leave the animal and let nature take its course. It is illegal to try to take care of the animal, as a license to care for wild animals is required.
In the event where there is still interest in helping the animal, please click here for information on rehabilitation resources that are available in this area. Leyden Animal Control will not assist in dealing with wild animals unless they are trapped in an approved cage under the Village trapping program.
Welcome to the Village of Schiller Park! The Village has welcome packets available at the Village Hall that contain a large amount of helpful information. Please visit the Village Hall to obtain one. If preferred, one can be mailed to your address for free, or please call 847-678-2550 to request one. Please be aware that it is required to purchase the appropriate amount of vehicle stickers. Please view our New Resident Welcome Letter.
Please view our Basement Flooding Handout.
The Clerk's Office is the designated municipal office in the Village where the required legal notices regarding foreclosure proceedings should be sent. The address is:
Office of the Village Clerk, Foreclosure Notifications
9526 W Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176.
Pursuant to Section 155.305 of the Village Code, home-based businesses are permitted in the Village if they adhere to all of the following requirements:
- Is operated in its entirety within the residence and only by the person or persons maintaining a dwelling therein
- Does not have a separate entrance from outside the building
- Does not display or create outside the building any external evidence of the operation of a home occupation
- Does not utilize more than 20% of the gross floor area of the dwelling unit, not to exceed 300 square feet in area
- Does not have any employees or regular assistants in the dwelling unit
- Does not utilize mechanical or electrical equipment other than the type normally found in the single-dwelling unit
- Does not involve the sale of commodities upon the premises
Pursuant to Section 155.2302 of the Village Code, the zoning category of a certain property can be located by using our zoning map.
Whether or not a certain property is located in a flood plain or flood zone can be determined by viewing our FEMA Flood Map and using the color-coded system (residences in red areas are in the new floodplain. Please drag the grey vertical bar to the left to view the new floodplain map). Alternatively, the current FEMA Flood Map can be viewed in person by visiting the Community Development Department at 4501 25th Avenue during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call Community Development at 847-671-8555 if you have any questions.
The letter should clearly state when, where, and why there is a public hearing. In most cases, it is because a neighbor has requested the Village grant a variance, conditional use, property zone change, or other request from the Zoning or Building Code for their property. For any questions, please call Community Development at 847-671-8555.
The Village does not survey private property or maintain plats of survey, but please call Community Development at 847-671-8555 and ask if the Village possesses a plat of survey of your property (we will provide a copy to you if we have it).
There is a possibility that a plat of survey was given to you when you purchased your property, so please check your own personal files. If a plat of survey still cannot be found, it is advisable to call a state-licensed surveyor to undergo a new survey.
If you are planning to buy or rent commercial property for your business and will operate your business in Schiller Park, it is required to obtain a business license. For more information, please visit our Business Licenses Page.
The Comprehensive Plan, also known as a Master Plan or a Comprehensive Development Plan, is the Village’s road map for the future. It is an official public document that provides a long-range guide for land use, transportation, public facilities, and natural resources. It serves as a guide and blueprint for elected and appointed Village officials by providing a framework that can be used to evaluate development proposals. The Comprehensive Plan allows residents and decision-makers to identify and respond to changing community needs and desires in a proactive rather than reactive fashion.
The Zoning, Planning, and Appeals (ZPA) Commission holds public hearings for Variances, Planned Unit Developments, Text Amendments, Subdivisions, Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, and other land use issues. The ZPA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Village Hall at 9526 Irving Park Road. When considering a request, the ZPA considers its standards as outlined in the Village Code, the Comprehensive Plan, the petitioner’s proposal, public input, and then makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
For more information about the Zoning Review Process, please visit our Zoning Review Page.
The Village’s Code contains provisions which specify the acceptable uses that are permitted on one’s property. The range of uses and structures allowed differ based on the zoning type, e.g. commercial versus residential zones. For more information, please search for land use and zoning provisions under each zoning classification within the Village Code of Ordinances.
The hours of operation for the Police Records office are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Copies of reports are available, subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts. A written request must be submitted via letter, email, or you can fill out a form available at the Police Department. You may also download the request form below. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows five working days to respond to the request.
Accident reports can be obtained online through LexisNexis at ecrash.lexisnexis.com. Click on “Register for an Involved Party Account” and follow the prompts. For customer assistance, please call the LexisNexis support line at 866-215-2771.
Curfew applies to anyone under 18 years of age. The hours curfew is in effect are 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and from 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Parents and guardians cannot give permission to minors to violate curfew hours. Illinois drivers' licenses for juveniles ages 17 and under are not valid after curfew.
Groot collects the garbage from the entire Village on Fridays, except in weeks where there is a one of six major holidays, in which case the collection is made on Saturday. Regular garbage, recyclables, and yard waste (during the season) are all collected on Fridays but with separate trucks. Garbage and Recycling Carts need to be at the curb by 6:00 AM to ensure pickup. More details about the Village's garbage collection program can be viewed here.
The Village garbage collection contractor is Groot. They collect all single family residences and multi-family residences up to three units in size. Groot collects regular garbage, recyclables, and also yard waste (during a limited season).
Yes, the Village has a free program for electronics recycling with a drop off point behind the Village Hall next to the salt dome in a cargo container. Please put your item(s) in the large cardboard boxes. You can find more details on this program by reviewing our electronics pickup materials here. Groot will also pickup electronics items for a fee if you do not wish to drop them off at the free Village site.
Yes, generally Groot will pick up at least one large item like a piece of furniture, a mattress, and/or an appliance free of charge if you leave them out for garbage pickup day. It is best if you call ahead of time and let them know what to expect. You can reach Groot at 800-244-1977 or view their website here. If they do not pickup your item(s), please contact the Village at 847-678-2550 to let us know, so we can assist you.
Yes, Groot will take a mattress so long as you wrap it with plastic sheeting or a plastic bag before you put it out at the curb or alley. Appropriate bags or sheeting can be obtained for a limited cost at a home improvement store or a local hardware store.
Yes, you may request a second garbage or recycling cart for your residence by coming to the Village Hall during normal business hours to fill out a request form or download the form here. The cost for an extra cart is $2.25 per month which is added to your water bill (i.e. $4.50 for two months).
Yes, the Village has a program for seniors where the Village arranges for a private contractor to remove the snow from a senior's driveway, front walk, and/or public sidewalk after a snowfall of 3 inches or more. To be eligible for the program you need:
- To be a senior (65 or older).
- To have a note from your Doctor indicating you are not able to engage in snow removal.
- Have no one else living in the home that is able to do the snow removal.
The deadline for signing up for the program is the end of October each year.
Please keep in mind that the private contractors hired to do the work often do so at night. The cost is $15 per occurrence for the driveway, $5 for your front walk, and an additional $5 for your public sidewalk. Therefore to do all three areas would cost the senior $25 total per snowfall. The Village will bill you for the snow removal by mail. If you are interested in signing up for the program please contact the Village Hall at 847-678-2550 or click here to view the online materials below.
One option is to conserve water within your home. This can be as simple as not running the water constantly when washing the dishes or brushing your teeth. Another option would be to water your plants/lawn less often. You can often save water by checking for and dealing with leaks by using a licensed plumber.
One simple leak checking option is to use die strips or tablets in your toilet tank (do not flush) and wait to see (maybe 10 minutes) if the color migrates into your bowl on its own. Die strips or tablets are available for free at the Village Hall or you can use standard food coloring. You can also find helpful tips in the Village's
Yard waste pickup is handled by the Village garbage contractor Groot and is picked up on Fridays, along with residents regular trash and recycling pickup. Yard waste must be put out in 32-gallon containers marked with at least two Village yard waste stickers or in biodegradable paper bags which are folded at the top. Yard waste that is too large for bags (such as branches or brush) may be tied up using biodegradable twine and left at the curb with other yard waste.
Brush must be placed at the curb by 7am every Monday. It may take crews more than one day to complete pick-up. Preparation• Branches are to be neatly placed curbside with the cut ends toward the street. Unorganized or tangled brush piles will not be collected and the resident will be asked to re-stack the pile.• Only branches from trees and bushes (up to eight inches in diameter at the cut end) will be eligible for pick-up.• Branches may be any length, though the ends must be cleanly cut with no attached root systems.• Items larger than eight inches in diameter, materials such as construction wood, branches with nails or spikes, wooden fence pieces/doors, firewood logs, rose bushes, poison ivy, small hedge/ evergreen trimmings, and yard rakings cannot be mulched and must be disposed of by the resident through other means.• Brush pick-up at any one residence will be limited to approximately 100 square feet of front area along the parkway (approximately six feet high by 17 feet long).• Contractor generated brush will not be collected.
Yes. The Village of Schiller Park is a partner in service with Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA), which offers year-round recreation to adults and children with disabilities. To learn more about NEDSRA programs, please call them at 630-620-4500 or check out the
Residents can pay $10 for a calendar year membership pass (residents only) or a $2 daily fee. Non-Residents must pay a $4 daily fee.
A Village/Vehicle sticker is a numbered sticker that references your vehicle and ties it to its owner. The Village/Vehicle sticker must be purchased every year to help fund Village operations including road maintenance. Please be aware that a residential vehicle without a Village/Vehicle sticker is prone to being ticketed.
Yes, you do need a vehicle sticker. You need a vehicle sticker for every motorcycle, passenger car, SUV, light truck, commercial vehicle, bus, or other motorized vehicle that you keep or store in the Village overnight on a regular or even semi-regular basis. You need a sticker from the Village of Schiller Park even if the vehicle is registered someplace other than the Village. Also, please be aware that you need a vehicle sticker for each vehicle, even if it is never parked on the street.
The cost of a new vehicle sticker varies by the type of vehicle and whether you buy the sticker on time. A basic passenger car costs $20 if you buy it on time, but costs $40 if you buy it after the applicable deadline (June 30th if you live in town, or 30 days after you move into town or buy a new vehicle). Senior Residents are entitled to a $20 discount on one sticker (which makes a basic passenger car free) each year. Trucks and other large vehicles (such as buses and RVs) are more expensive.
There are three ways to purchase a vehicle sticker:1. In Person: Please visit the Village Hall during normal business hours (M-F 9-5, Sat. 9-12). If you are 65 years of age or over, please bring identification so that we can confirm your information to receive a $20 discount, rendering the vehicle sticker free of charge.2. Mail Order: Please print this form, along with a check or money order of $20 (unless you are 65 years of age or over, please see discount requirements here), and mail to:
Village of Schiller Park, Attention: Vehicle Sticker Department 9526 W Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176.
3. Purchase Online: Please visit our online order page here and progress through the steps.
Please purchase the necessary amount of vehicle stickers before the late fee activates on July 1, at which point the vehicle sticker doubles in price to $40 each.
Vehicle stickers are good from May 1st - April 30th, and you need to purchase a new one each year. If you live in town, you have May 1st - June 30th to purchase your sticker for that year, or you will be assessed a late penalty. If you buy a new vehicle or move into town during the year you have 30 days from the date of purchase or the day you moved in to buy a sticker at the regular price; otherwise, you will have to pay the late penalty. If you come to the Village Hall to either: (1) buy a vehicle sticker after buying a new vehicle or (2) buy your sticker(s) after just moving into town, please bring your vehicle purchase paperwork, home sale agreement, or rental lease agreement with you as proof the date was within 30 days, so you can avoid the late penalty.
Yes. If the vehicle sticker is lost or stolen (please file a police report first), the windshield is replaced, or the vehicle is destroyed, a replacement sticker can be purchased for $4. You may also replace your sticker if a new vehicle replaces an old vehicle for the same fee.