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    Community Development

    A Focus on Property Maintenance

    Weeds or 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 addition, trees or shrubs may not overhang any sidewalk, street or public place in the Village or interfere with traffic or travel. Shrubs and hedges in front yards and on corner side yards may not exceed thirty inches (30") in height.

    Garbage, waste and other trash and materials must be kept in leak-proof containers with a close fitting cover. The container must be in good condition and be rodent and fly proof. 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. Accumulations of discarded household furniture, items or appliances, vehicle parts, grass, paper, wood, yard trimmings, or similar materials are not permitted on any property in the Village.

    Outside storage of firewood is permitted in rear yards only. The firewood cannot be closer than three feet to any lot line, and must be completely off any utility and drainage easements. Residential properties that have detached garages in the front yard may store firewood at the rear of the garage, but not extending beyond the outside exterior walls of the garage.

    Motor Vehicles in residential districts may not at any time be in the process of being dismantled, disassembled, or in disrepair. It is also unlawful to park vehicles on any unpaved surface in a residential area (this includes your lawn) and/or overhanging a public sidewalk or street.

    At no time may Recreational or Camping vehicles be occupied for living purposes, or connected to utilities while being stored/parked. RVs must be parked or stored in a garage or carport, if large enough, otherwise on a paved driveway to the rear of the building line, if the driveway extends to rear, or on a paved driveway ahead of building line.

    All accessory structures, including detached garages, fences and walls, etc., must be maintained as structurally sound and in good repair.

    Each structure to which a street number has been assigned shall have such number displayed in a position easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way. All numbers must be in Arabic numerals at least 3 inches (76 mm) high and ½ - inch (13 mm) stroke.

    For more information on Property Maintenance or Code Violations, please contact the department at 630.260.6030.


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    Expanded Village Services!
    New Business Hours
    The Village of Glendale Heights’ services have been expanded to the public on Thursday evenings. The revised Thursday hours, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., permit residents to conduct all normal business with the Village Clerk’s Office, Community Development, and Water Billing.