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Village Hall – Main Number: 847-426-3439
1200 L. W. Besinger Drive
Carpentersville, Illinois 60110
The Village is operated under a managerial form of government. The
Village President and the Board of Trustees appoint the Village Manager
who is responsible for the administration of the various departments.
Boards and Commissions
Public Meeting Schedules
Village President and Board
Water and Sewer
The Village provides water and sanitary sewer service. Water is
provided from a number of wells in the area. Water meters are read and
billed bi-monthly. A deposit is required of all customers, which is
applied toward the final bill when they move out of the Village. Any
amount left over is refunded.
Owners: The deposit for service is $40.00 plus a $10.00 service charge.
Renters: The deposit for service is $100.00 plus a $10.00 service
Water Rates: The water rate is $4.43 per 1,000 gallons.
Sewer Rates: The sewer rate is $4.60 per 1,000 gallons.
This brings the total for water and sewer charges to $9.03 per 1,000
Senior Discount: Residents over 65 receiving Social Security retirement
benefits or any resident on full Social Security or Veterans Disability
will be charged a flat quarterly rate of $4.70 for the first 4,000
gallons of water, but will be charged the normal sewer use rate. Water
usage above 4,000 gallons will be charged at the regular rate.
Availability Charge: In addition to the above user charges, customers
also pay a quarterly availability charge of $4.88 for water and $4.88
A building permit is required for all construction, such as room
additions, basements, hot water heaters, fences, driveways, garages,
sheds, siding, re-roofing, re-shingling, and any swimming pool more than
24-inches in depth. Any questions, please contact one of our Inspectors.
Sewer Back Up
Should you experience a sewer back up, contact the Village Hall at
426-3439. After 5:00 pm and on weekends, call 911. If the Public Works
Department finds that the main lines are clear, you will be advised to
call a plumber. Please note that you are responsible for maintenance of
the sewer lines from the house to the Village’s main sewer line.
Village Ordinances To Be Aware Of
Alarm Restrictions: The Village has enacted an alarm
ordinance to cut down on the number of false alarms that take the Police
and Fire Departments away from other necessary duties. When an alarm
system is installed, or ownership of an existing alarm system is passed
onto the new homeowner, the homeowner shall obtain an alarm permit from
the Police Department. The permit cost is $20.00. You are allowed three
(3) false alarms per calendar year; the fourth and fifth false alarm
carry a $50.00 fine; the sixth alarm, and any other subsequent alarm,
carry a $100.00 fine.
Discharging Weapons: It is unlawful to discharge any
firearm, air rifle, B-B gun or pellet gun within the Village limits. It
is also unlawful to discharge from a bow and arrow capable of inflicting
injury to persons or damage to property within the Village limits.
Display of Street Numbers: Each structure that has been
assigned a street number is required to display said number in a
position easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way. All
numbers shall be in Arabic numerals or alphabet letters at least
4-inches high with a minimum stroke width of 1/ 2- inch.
Garage Sales: Two garage sales are permitted per
household each year. All signs advertising the sale must be placed on
Inoperable Motor Vehicles: All inoperable motor
vehicles located anywhere in the Village whether on public or private
property, constitutes a nuisance and must be removed.
No Solicitors: The Village does have an ordinance
governing solicitors. "No Solicitors Invited” stickers are available at
the Village Hall.
Number of Dogs Permitted per Residence: No person shall
permit more than two (2) dogs over the age of three months to be or
remain in or about any single family residence or more than one dog in
any single family dwelling unit in any multiple family residential
buildings. Town homes are considered multiple housing buildings.
Open Burning: It is unlawful to build, light or ignite
any bonfire, to burn any leaves, brush, refuse, waste, paper, trash or
any other article or commodity which the owner or possessor thereof
desires to destroy or dispose of, at anytime, anywhere in the Village.
Overnight Parking Ban: It is unlawful to park on any
street for more than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 2:00 am
and 6:00 am on any day.
Snowfall Parking Ban: It is unlawful to park on any
street during or following a snowfall after an accumulation of one inch
or more of snow, until the street has been plowed and cleared of snow.
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