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Key Ordinances

The following highlights a number of important ordinances which the Village residents have a responsibility to observe, and which play an important role in maintaining the quality of life within the Village.

For more information regarding these and other Village Ordinances, click here to visit our Municipal Code page.


Bicycles must be registered with the Police Department. There is no charge for this service.

Curfew for Minors

It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 17 to be upon any public way in the Village between the following hours (unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or other proper companion 21 years of age or more, or unless engaged in some occupation of business in which a child may engage under State law).

  • 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday
  • 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Sunday
  • 11:00 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. the following day.

Dog and Cat Regulations

The Village of Glendale Heights requires the owner of any dog or cat above the age of six months, kept or housed within the Village to be licensed and wearing the license/tag at all times. The application must be made through the Administrative Services counter of the Village Hall, within five days after the dog or cat attains the age of six months. The license is valid for one year from the issue date of the license. Annually, a new tag must be obtained ten days of your animal receiving its current rabies tag. Click here for more information about animal licenses.

Garbage and Recycling Collection

Waste and recycling containers and receptacles shall be placed in the parkway area as follows: November 1 through March 31 - no earlier than 4:00 pm on the day preceding pick-up and April 1 through October 31 - no earlier than 6:00 pm on the day preceding pick-up. Containers and receptacles must be removed from the parkway area no later than 7:00 am on the day after the pick-up. Click here for more information about your services.

Parking Restrictions

Parking is restricted to one side of the street only. Signs are posted indicating the restrictions. It is also unlawful to park:

  • On any unpaved surface in a residential area. (This includes your lawn.)
  • A commercial vehicle having a gross weight in excess of 8,000 pounds, on any street, alley or public way, except to make immediate delivery or pick-up to load or unload household furnishings while in the process of moving.

Village Vehicle License

All vehicles housed within the Village must have a Village vehicle license sticker. These stickers are available through the Village Clerk's office. Annual licensing dates are July 1st through June 30th. Click here for more information.

Good Neighbor Ordinances

The Village of Glendale Heights has adopted many codes and ordinances that are intended to improve and protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public. The Good Neighbor Ordinances seek to promote a desirable neighborhood living environment, prevent nuisances, and to preserve property values and the natural environment.

House and Garage Sale

A Permit must be obtained at the Village Hall. Click here for more information.

Outdoor Use of Water

Restrictions apply May 1st through September 30th regarding outdoor use of water for sprinkling lawns, gardens and shrubbery, washing automobiles and filling residential pools. Addresses ending in odd numbers may use outdoor water on odd-numbered calendar dates. Those addresses ending in even numbers may use outdoor water on even-numbered dates.

Sidewalk Ordinances

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop, stand or park such vehicle within any sidewalk area. Residents may park on each owner's driveway, across the sidewalk between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or within 24 hours after a snowfall of 2 inches or more has occurred from November 1st through March 31st. Police officers who find vehicles in violations will be issuing $35.00 parking tickets to violators. The Village is confident that with your cooperation, our community will be safe for all residents.

Parking During Snowfall

Parking on any street designated as a snow route is prohibited after one inch of snow has fallen. Parking on any other street is prohibited after two inches of snow has fallen. These restrictions apply for a 24-hour period. In the event of a continuous heavy snowfall of five inches or more, parking restrictions apply for a 72-hour period.

Building Codes - What is a Building Code?

A building code is a collection of requirements that pertain to specific subjects and regulates specific practices. Building codes provide standards for the design, construction and maintenance of homes and businesses. Building codes are used by architects, contractors, builders, and material manufacturers to ensure construction safety and building integrity. You, as a homeowner, have a substantial investment in your home, which can be seriously jeopardized by Code Violations. To insure that building codes are met, building permits are required for most projects.

Some homeowner projects that require a building permit are:

  • Driveways
  • Fireplaces
  • Garages
  • Swimming Pools
  • Room Additions
  • Sheds
  • Siding, Doors
  • Patios, Fences
  • Central Air-Conditioning
  • Re-Roofing
  • Antennas
  • Porches
  • Sidewalks
  • Window Replacement

If you're not sure whether a permit is required for your project, call the Community Development Department BEFORE you start to build at 630.260.6030.