- Village Ordinances
Below are the Municipal Code references for some of the Department's most commonly written citations. If you would like to see all of the Village ordinances please view the Municipal Code.
It shall be unlawful for any person to be in an intoxicated condition in or on any street, alley, or other public place in the village.
(70 code, § 14-14) Penalty, see § 131.99
§ 132.02 Possession of Cannabis
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly possess any quantity of any substance containing cannabis; provided, however, that only persons who knowingly possess less than 30 grams of any substance containing cannabis shall be prosecuted under this section. All other violators shall be prosecuted pursuant to the provisions and prohibitions contained in the Illinois Criminal Code.
(B) For the purposes of this section, cannabis shall include any substance as defined in ILCS Chapter 720, Act 550, § 3(a).
(C) Penalty. And person convicted of any violation of this section shall be fined not more than $500 for each offense.
(Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003)
§ 132.03 Curfew
(A) It is unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street, or highway at the following times:
(1) Between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday;
(2) Between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday; and
(3) Between 11 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday inclusive, and 6 a.m. on the following day.
(B) It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian, or other person to knowingly permit a person in his or her custody or control to violate division (A) above.
(C) This section does not apply to a person less than 17 years of age who is:
(1) Accompanied by a parent or guardian;
(2) On an errand at the direction of a parent or guardian, without any detour or stop;
(3) In a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;
(4) Engage in an employment activity, or going to or returning home from an employment activity, without any detour or stop;
(5) Involved in an emergency;
(6) On the sidewalk abutting the person’s residence or the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the police department about the person’s presence;
(7) Attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the city, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the person, or going to or returning home from, without any detour or stop, an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the city, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the person;
(8) Exercising First Amendment rights protected by the federal or state constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or
(9) Married or had been married or had disabilities of minority removed in accordance with state law.
(D) A person convicted of a violation of any provision of this section shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $500, except that neither a person who has been made a ward of the court under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, ILCS Chapter 705, Act 405, §§ 1-1 et seq., nor that person’s legal guardian, shall be subject to any fine. In addition to or instead of the fine imposed by this section, the court may order a parent, legal guardian, or other person convicted of a violation of division (B) of this section to perform community service as determined by the court, except that the legal guardian of a person who has been made a ward of the court under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 may not be ordered to perform community service. The dates and times established for the performance of community service by the parent, legal guardian, or other person convicted of a violation of division (B) of this section shall not conflict with the dates and times that the person is employed in his or her regular occupation.
(Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003)
§ 132.05 FIREWORKS; SELLING, STORING, DISCHARGING PROHIBITED; EXHIBITIONS
(A) It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, keep for sale, store, discharge or set off any fireworks or to give any pyrotechnic display in the village except in connection with public exhibitions as provided in division (B).
(70 Code, § 14-9)
(B) No public exhibition of fireworks or pyrotechnics shall be given unless a permit therefor is first secured from the President and Board of Trustees.
(70 Code, § 14-10) (Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003) Penalty, see § 131.99
§ 112.41 MINORS
(A) (1) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to possess or consume alcoholic liquor in any place in the village.
(2) The possession or consumption by a person under 21 years of age of alcoholic liquor in the performance of a religious service or ceremony, or the consumption of alcoholic liquor by a person under 21 years of age under the direct supervision and approval of the parents or parent or those persons standing in loco parentis of the person under 21 years of age in the privacy of a home, is not prohibited by this section.
(3) Whoever violates this subsection shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to misrepresent his or her age for the purpose of purchasing, obtaining or possessing alcoholic liquor in any place in the village where alcoholic liquor is sold.
(C) In every place in the village where alcoholic liquor is sold, there shall be displayed at all times in a prominent place a printed card which shall be supplied by the Clerk and which shall state the provisions of divisions (A) and (B) hereof.
(D) It shall be unlawful for any holder of a retail liquor dealer’s license, or his or her agent or employee, to suffer or permit any minor to remain in any room or compartment adjoining or adjacent to or situated in the room or place where the licensed premises are located; provided, that this subsection shall not apply to any minor who is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian, or to any licensed premises which derives its principal business from the sale of service or other commodities than alcoholic liquor.
(E) In addition to all other fines and penalties, the Village President may suspend or revoke the retail liquor dealer’s license for any violation of this section.
(F) It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to permit any minor child of which he or she may be the parent or guardian to violate any of the provisions of this section.
(G) It shall be unlawful to sell, give or deliver alcoholic liquor to any person under the age of 21 years, except under the circumstances set forth in division (A)(2).
(H) It shall be unlawful for any minor to attend any bar or to draw, pour or mix any alcoholic liquor in any licensed retail premises.
(I) It shall be the responsibility of any holder of a retail liquor license or his or her agent or employee to require proper identification to assure that the person is 21 years of age or older prior to the person purchasing or obtaining alcoholic liquor, whether for consumption on the premises or in the original package. Proper identification shall consist of not less than two valid means of identification; one of which shall include a clear, readily recognizable individual photograph of the person purchasing or obtaining alcoholic liquor. Traffic tickets, citations or other similar items shall not be used to establish the age of the person. The license holder, or his or her agent or employee shall be held responsible for determining the validity of identification items accepted for establishing age.
(70 Code, § 4-19) (Ordinance 170, passed February 26, 1974; Ordinance 344, passed April 26, 1983; Ordinance 570, passed June 14, 1994; Ordinance 593, passed March 14, 1995; Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003) Penalty, see § 10.99
§ 93.04 Nuisances
(A) Nuisance defined. For the purposes of this section, a public nuisance is a thing, act, occupation, condition or use of property, which shall continue for such length of time as to:
(1) Substantially annoy, injure or endanger the comfort, health, repose or safety of the public;
(2) In any way render the public insecure in life or in the use of property;
(3) Greatly offend the public morals or decency;
(4) Unlawfully and substantially interfere with, obstruct or tend to obstruct or render dangerous for passage any street, alley, highway, or other public way; or
(5) Be any nuisance so defined by law.
(B) Nuisances affecting health. The following acts, omissions, places, conditions and things are hereby specifically declared to be public health nuisances, but shall not be construed to exclude other health nuisances coming within the definition of this section:
(1) Carcasses of animals, birds or fowl not lawfully disposed of in a sanitary manner within 24 hours after death;
(2) Accumulations of decayed animal or vegetable matter, trash, rubbish, rotting lumber, bedding, packing material, abandoned vehicles or machinery, scrap metal or any material in which flies, mosquitoes, disease-carrying insects, rats or other vermin may be harbored or breed;
(3) All stagnant water in which mosquitoes, flies or other insects can multiply;
(4) Trash or garbage receptacles that are not fly-tight;
(5) The escape of smoke, soot, cinders, noxious acids, fumes, gases, fly ash or industrial dust within the village limits in such quantities as to endanger the health of persons of ordinary sensibilities or to threaten or cause substantial injury to property;
(6) The pollution of any public property, well, cistern, stream, lake, or body of water by sewage, industrial wastes or other substances;
(7) Any use of property, substances or things within the village emitting or causing any foul, offensive, noisome, nauseous, noxious, or disagreeable odors, effluvia or stenches extremely repulsive to the physical senses of ordinary persons, which annoy, discomfort, injure or inconvenience the health of any appreciable number of persons within the village;
(8) All abandoned wells not securely covered or secured from public use;
(9) Any obstruction in or across any watercourse, drainage easement, ditch or ravine; or
(10) The deposit of garbage, rubbish, or any offensive substance on any street, sidewalk or public place, or on any private property, except as may be permitted by ordinance.
(C) Nuisances affecting peace and safety. The following acts, omissions, places, conditions and things are hereby declared to be public nuisances affecting peace and safety, but such enumeration shall not be construed to exclude other nuisances affecting public peace or safety coming within the provisions of this section:
(1) All buildings erected, repaired or altered in violation of the provisions of the code or ordinances of the village relating to materials and manner of construction of buildings and structures;
(2) All unauthorized signs, signals, markings or devices which purport to be or may be mistaken as official traffic-control devices placed or maintained upon or in view of any public highway or railway crossing;
(3) All trees, hedges, or other obstructions which prevent persons driving vehicles on public streets, alleys or highways from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk;
(4) All use or display of fireworks except as provided by the laws of the state and code or ordinances of the village;
(5) All loud and discordant noises or vibrations of any kind between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Exception: temporary uses are exempt from this requirement if specifically approved by the Village Board, but only to the extent that the use is operated within the hours and requirements as specifically approved and permitted;
(6) All obstructions of streets, alleys, sidewalks or crosswalks and all excavations in or under the same, except as permitted by the code or ordinances of the village or which, although made in accordance with such code or ordinances, are kept or maintained for an unreasonable length of time after the purpose thereof has been accomplished;
(7) All open and unguarded pits, wells, excavations or unused basements freely accessible from any public street, alley or sidewalk;
(8) All abandoned refrigerators or iceboxes from which the doors and other covers have not been removed or which are not equipped with a device for opening from the inside by pushing only with the strength of a small child;
(9) Any unauthorized or unlawful use of property abutting on a public street, alley or sidewalk or of a public street, alley or sidewalk, which causes large crowds of people to gather, obstructing traffic and free use of the streets or sidewalks;
(10) Any advertisements or signs affixed to any building, wall, fence, sidewalk, street or other private or public property without permission of the owner thereof; or
(11) Any sign, marquee or awning, which is in an unsafe condition, or which overhangs any roadway, or which overhangs any sidewalk less than eight feet above the sidewalk surface.
(D) Nuisances prohibited. No person shall erect, contrive, cause, continue, maintain or permit to exist any public nuisance within the village.
(E) Inspection of premises. The Director of Fire and Building or their designee may inspect or cause to be inspected premises upon which it is believed that a public nuisance exists and shall make a written report of the inspection.
(1) Notice to owner of nuisance. If the inspecting officer shall determine that a public nuisance exists on private property and that there exists a threat to the public health, safety, peace, morals or decency, the Director of Building and Fire, or their designee, may direct that notice is served upon the owner, or, if the owner cannot be found, on the occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining such nuisance and to post a copy of the notice on the premises. Such notice shall direct the owner, occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining such nuisance to abate or remove such nuisance within a specified time period as determined to be appropriate and shall state that unless such nuisance is so abated, the village will cause the same to be abated and will charge the cost thereof to the owner, occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining the same, as the case may be. If the nuisance has an immediate danger to the public, nothing shall prevent the village from taking immediate action to protect the public.
(2) Abatement by village. If the nuisance is not abated within the time provided, or if the owner, occupant or person causing the nuisance cannot be found, the village shall cause the abatement or removal of such public nuisance.
(G) Abatement by court action. If the inspecting officer shall determine that a public nuisance exists on private premises but that the nature of such nuisance is not such as to threaten great and immediate danger to the public health, safety, peace, morals or decency, they shall file a written report of his or her findings and shall cause a court action to abate such nuisance to be commenced in the name of the village.
(H) Cost of abatement. In addition to any other penalty imposed by this section for the erection, contrivance, creation, continuance or maintenance of a public nuisance, the cost of abating a public nuisance by the village shall be collected as a debt from the owner, occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining the nuisance, and if notice to abate the nuisance has been given to the owner, such cost shall be assessed against the real estate as other special taxes.
(Ordinance 955, passed July 10, 2012)
§ 111.02 Solicitation Permit Required
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in solicitation without securing a required permit or in a manner inconsistent with the issuance of the permit.
(B) Every person desiring to engage in commercial, charitable or religious solicitation, as defined in this chapter, from persons in residences, on streets, highways or sidewalks located in the village, is hereby required to make written application for a solicitation permit as hereinafter provided, and obtain such permit prior to engaging in solicitation within the village.
(C) Application for solicitation permits shall be made upon a form provided by, and shall be submitted to the Police Chief, and shall be accompanied by such other documentation as is required herein. The Police Chief shall review each application and provide a recommendation to the Village Clerk as to whether the application shall be approved or denied.
(D) All statements made by the applicant upon the application or in connection therewith shall be under oath.
(Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003)
§ 70.051 License Required
(A) All residents of the village who own a motor vehicle or any person having the control or use of a motor vehicle owned by a resident of the village shall annually obtain a village vehicle license for the current year for each motor vehicle used on any public street or highway in the village.
(B) No person shall use or cause or permit any of his or her agents or employees to use any motor vehicle upon the public streets or highways in the village unless the vehicle is licensed.
(70 Code, § 13-29) (Ordinance 288, passed August 28, 1979; Ordinance 647, passed November 10, 1998; Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003) Penalty, see § 70.999
§ 72.01 Parking Prohibited in Specified Places
No person shall park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
(A) On a sidewalk or any parkway other than one specifically designed to permit parking. An exception will be made in residential areas to allow parking on the driveway over a sidewalk when there is an insufficient number of spaces in the garage and driveway to accommodate the number of vehicles at the residence; however, no such parking will be permitted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., nor when a pedestrian would have to walk on private property or on the roadway to pass around the parked vehicle;
(B) Upon any portion of a lot that is not specifically designed for the parking of vehicles. A portion of a lot designed for the parking of vehicles shall be limited to an enclosed garage, carport, driveway or parking area consisting of concrete, asphalt, paver brick, grasscrete (manufactured by Bomanite Corporation) or similar products, or alternate hard surface materials providing an equivalent structural strength. Gravel and stone are not deemed eligible materials to be used in the creation of an allowable parking area.
(C) (1) Upon any driveway apron, when the following conditions shall exist:
(a) Reduced visibility occurs resulting in a hazard to public safety;
(b) Parking results in a portion of the vehicle protruding or otherwise obstructing upon a public street or road.
(2) For the purposes of this section, the DRIVEWAY APRON is defined as that portion of a driveway that is located upon the public right-of-way.
(D) In front of a public or private driveway;
(E) Within an intersection;
(F) Within 20 feet of a fire hydrant or within 20 feet of a point on the curb directly perpendicular to a fire hydrant;
(G) On a crosswalk;
(H) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(I) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
(J) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the village indicates a different length by signs or markings;
(K) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing;
(L) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance when properly signposted;
(M) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such parking would obstruct traffic;
(N) On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street;
(O) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street;
(P) At any place where official signs prohibit parking;
(Q) At any place where the standing of a vehicle will reduce the usable width of the roadway to prevent the movement of traffic.
(70 Code, § 13-121) (Ordinance 169, passed November 27, 1973; Ordinance 273, passed May 22, 1979; Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003) Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.03 Parking During Snow Removal Operations or During a Declared Snow Emergency
(A) It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any street after snow begins to fall when such snow is two inches or more in depth. Parking may not be resumed until all snow removal operations have been completed as determined by the Public Works Superintendent or other appropriate village official.
(B) A snow emergency condition may be declared by the Village President when the accumulation of snow on the ground is sufficient to reduce the normal roadway width so as to constitute a safety hazard. Upon declaration of such an emergency, parking shall not be permitted. Parking restrictions placed in effect during a snow emergency will remain in effect until the conditions causing the emergency declaration are abated.
(70 Code, § 13-123) (Ordinance 276, passed August 14, 1979; Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003) Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.05 Manner of Parking
(A) Angle parking may be permitted by ordinance on that portion of a street not under the jurisdiction and control of the state. Where angle parking is not so permitted, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there is an adjacent curb shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel with and within 12 inches of the right-hand curb.
(B) Except when otherwise provided by ordinance, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, or its left-hand wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
(C) In areas where parking spaces have been marked off or designated, vehicles shall be so parked as to be entirely within a single space.
(70 Code, § 13-125) Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.08 Parking at Night
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on any street between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. of any day; provided, however, physicians on an emergency call or emergency vehicles may park as long as necessary during these hours, provided that any vehicle so parked has parking lights on.
(70 Code, § 13-128) (Ordinance 276, passed August 14, 1979) Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 921 Adoption of Cook County Animal & Rabies Control Ordinance
The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Ordinance is adopted in its entirety by the Village of La Grange Park and will be enforced unless modified or supplemented by the provisions herein.
(70 Code, § 6-1) (Ordinance 287, passed August 28, 1979; Ordinance 729, passed August 12, 2003)
§ 922 Running at Large Defined
An animal or fowl shall be considered as running at large when it is on any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place and is not securely restrained by a leash, halter or by other means.
(70 Code, § 6-10) (Ordinance 287, passed August 28, 1979)
§ 92.015 Dogs to Be Licensed
It shall be the duty of every person owning, keeping or harboring any dog in the village to obtain a license for the dog.
(70 Code, § 6-2) (Ordinance 287, passed August 28, 1979)
§ 92.034 Running at Large Prohibited; Impounding Authorized
(A) It shall be unlawful to permit an animal or fowl of any kind to run at large within the village. Dangerous or vicious animals shall be confined by the owner within a building or secure enclosure and shall be securely muzzled or caged whenever off the premises of its owner. Any animal or fowl considered dangerous, abandoned, unrestrained or running at large shall be impounded at a licensed facility approved by the Village Manager. The impoundment facility shall keep a record of every such animal so impounded including the species, breed, color, and sex; and the owner’s name and address if available; whether the animal is licensed as required; and any other available information about such animal.
(B) Immediately after any animal is impounded, the Police Department shall notify the owner of the impoundment of the animal, if known, by telephone or, if notice by telephone is not immediate, by written notice. Such notice shall inform such owner of the manner by which the owner may regain custody of the impounded animal.
(C) The owner of an impounded animal redeem such animal by presenting to the impoundment facility satisfactory proof of ownership and, if the impounded animal is a dog or cat, proof of valid rabies inoculation, and by paying the impoundment fee and any other actual costs incurred by the impoundment facility in holding and treating such animal. No dog or cat shall be redeemed unless it has been vaccinated and licensed at its owner’s expense.
(D) Every impounded animal, where the owner is known, which is not claimed by the owner after seven business days may thereafter be made available for adoption by the impoundment facility or may be disposed of in a humane manner as established by the impoundment facility. Impounded animals, where the owner is not known, may, after five days, be made available for adoption by the impoundment facility or be disposed of in a humane manner as established by the impoundment facility.
(70 Code, §6-9) (Ordinance 287, passed August 28, 1979; Am. Ordinance 882, passed November 25, 2008) Penalty, see § 92.999