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The scrape marks occur in areas where the profile of the pavement is slightly high. As a function of resurfacing, the profile of the road is often changed. Centerline joints, mid lane seams, manhole elevations and butt joints are slightly ‘high’ causing plowing with either underbelly or front mounted units to scrape these areas leaving white marks in the first season. The surface scrapes do not impact the structural integrity of the roadway. Bituminous mixtures rely on the sand and asphaltic cement matrix to ‘bind’ the aggregates together from a structural standpoint and the effects of the plowing are more of an aesthetic concern than a pavement life issue. For more information, view the Plow Scraping Information Sheet (PDF).
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The Village Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for Federal holidays and weather emergencies. On Saturday and Sunday we are closed.
Yes, permits are required for most projects completed in the Village. It is important to note that Building Permits are required for the following:
The list of items shown requiring a building permit may not contain all items and the Building Department should always be contacted first prior to starting any project to inquire about permits. For more information, visit the Building Department page or call 708-354-0225.
Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient. You can register online, in person or you can download registration forms and register through the mail. Find information for each of the four ways to register during the standard voter registration period.
Residents are encouraged to visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to find their polling place.
La Grange Park falls into several Congressional Districts. The Illinois State Board of Elections maintains up to date information on Illinois Legislators. Please visit their site, input your address on the "Find My Elected Officials" page, confirm your address and a list of Officials and contact information will be made available.
Due to COVID-19, Village vehicle sticker and dog tag due dates have been extended to October 31st. Stickers with the July 31st, 2020 expiration date are valid until October 31st. New stickers will be available September 1st.
Going forward Village vehicle stickers will expire October 31 of each year. New stickers must be purchased and affixed to the front windshield of any car registered to a La Grange Park address by October 31. Vehicle stickers for each year are sold without penalty beginning approximately the first full week in September through October 31 of each year. Vehicle stickers are sold at the Village Hall front counter during regular business hours.
Newly purchased vehicles have a 60 day grace period in which to purchase and display the Village vehicle sticker. New residents have 60 days after moving in to buy a new vehicle sticker, regardless of whether they have a current sticker from another community. New residents or new vehicles, please call Village Hall at 708-354-0225 for further details.
Dog licenses are handled by the front desk of the Village Hall. You can also purchase your dog license online and it will be mailed to you. Cats do not require a license. Be sure to bring your dog’s rabies tag number when you come to the Village Hall to apply for the dog license.
Illinois passed a law in 2012 stating that electronics, such as TVs and laptops, can no longer be disposed of through refuse services. Residents are required to take their equipment to a recycling facility or event, to be properly disposed of. Burr Ridge has a new recycling site open to the public for drop off of e-waste. For more information and a list of acceptable items please visit their website.
The Village's new Refuse Hauler, LakeShore Recycling Services also offers curbside pick-up for "White Goods" on the regularly scheduled pick-up date with the correct number of stickers affixed. Please visit LakeShore's website for more information.
Residents are also encourage to visit Earth911 to find other facilities to dispose of unwanted material, such as paint, light bulbs, etc. Just type in your unwanted material and zip code, and Earth911 will provide you the name, telephone number, and address of the closest location that will accept it. We recommend that residents call the facility prior to taking any item over, to ensure acceptance.
Every October, the Village’s Waste Hauler provides a Community Clean-Up, where residents can dispose of an unlimited amount of refuse, including large items, for a total of five stickers.
Yes. During the summer months, the Public Works Department will collect branches and other brush on the first Monday of the first full week of the month, from May to October. For exact dates, please check your Spring Rose Clippings. Public Works will also collect leaves starting in October and will try to make at least two rounds of pickup. For exact dates, please check your Rose Clippings.
The Village contracts with LRS for the removal of refuse, recycling, e-waste and yard waste for all single-family, two-family and municipal property within the Village. The service dates are:
If impacted by a holiday service is delayed one day. For more information please visit our web page.
Temporary storage containers (also known as PODS) are permitted in any zoning district when used for loading or unloading. Containers are permitted on site for a period not to exceed 72 hours. Temporary storage containers are exempt from obtaining a temporary use permit. Containers cannot be left on the street, they must be located on private property.Temporary storage containers shall not be used for permanent storage. They shall not serve as a substitute for permanent storage needs on the site on which they are located. Containers shall not be permanently attached to the ground, serviced with permanent utilities or stacked on the site.
House, apartment, garage and yard sales are allowed in any zoning district, but only when limited to personal possessions of, or arts and crafts made by, the owner or occupant of the dwelling unit where the sale is being conducted. Sales shall be limited to a period not to exceed three consecutive days and no more than three sales shall be conducted from the same residence in any 12 month period. House, apartment, garage and yard sales are exempt from obtaining a temporary use permit. Please be aware of the sign requirements regarding these sales.
Temporary residential garage or yard sale signs shall be exempt from sign permit requirements, subject to the following: Temporary residential garage or yard sale signs shall not exceed 12 square feet each. Only one residential garage or yard sale sign is permitted per zoning lot. Signs must be posted no more than 24 hours prior to the event and all signs must be removed within 24 hours after the event. No signs shall be posted in the public right-of-way.
Transfer Stamps are not required. We ask that you contact the Village to schedule a Final Water Meter Read appointment and ask that we remove your vehicles from our Village Vehicle Sticker database.
Yes, the Village has updated its helpful guide (PDF) for residents. Included in the guide is a Village Directory, La Grange Park history, information on demographics, and helpful information regarding various programs and services, such as:
The Village offers a number of ways to stay connected with Village happenings.
The Village Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The meeting on the second Tuesday of the month is considered a Work Session. At these meetings, the Village Board has in-depth discussion on all agenda items with the goal of reaching consensus on the items. The Village Board meeting held on the fourth Tuesday of the month is an action meeting at which the Village Board votes to take final action on all items, including those items previously discussed at the Work Session.