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The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Does the Village have mulch available?
Yes, the Village makes available to Algonquin residents the mulch by-product of our day to day tree work activity at no charge.
What are construction hours in the Village?
Construction activities shall only be permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Do I need a permit to hold a garage/rummage sale?
No, the Village does not require a permit to have a garage/rummage sale. However, certain restrictions do apply, see below for details.
When are winter parking regulations in effect?
Winter parking regulations are in effect between October 31 and April 15 of each year.
What agencies provide fire protection services in Algonquin?
The Village of Algonquin does not provide fire protection services. These services are provided by three special districts: Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Carpentersville and Countryside Fire Protection District, and Huntley Fire Protection District.
What are the public school districts that serve Algonquin?
Community Unit School District 300 and Consolidated School District 158 provide public school education services to Algonquin.
Is Algonquin served by Metra commuter rail?
Yes, Metra serves Algonquin with nearby stations on the Union Pacific Northwest Line and the Milwaukee District West Line, offering quick and convenient transportation to Chicago.
Are vehicle stickers required in Algonquin?
No, the Village of Algonquin does not have a vehicle sticker registration program.
Who provides natural gas service to my household?
Nicor Gas provides natural gas delivery service to customers in Algonquin.
Who provides electric service to my household?
ComEd provides electric delivery service to customers in Algonquin.
When is my residential garbage collection day?
Groot collects residential garbage, recycling, and yard waste all on the same day. Your specific collection day is determined by the location of your household.
Who provides cable, video, phone service to my household?
AT&T and Comcast have utility infrastructure in Algonquin to provide this service to residents and businesses.
When are Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours in Algonquin?
Trick-or-Treat hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 31 each year.
What are the park districts that serve Algonquin?
Algonquin Recreation provides recreation services to the entire community. Additionally, portions of Algonquin are served by the Barrington Hills Park District, Dundee Township Park District and the Huntley Park District.
What do I do if my mailbox was damaged by a snow plow?
If a snowplow blade hits a mailbox while removing snow from the Village streets, then the Village will replace the mailbox. If a snowplow blade strikes a mailbox or mailbox post, then the Village is responsible for replacement. If the mailbox or mailbox post is knocked down by the force of the snow striking it, it is not the Village's responsibility to replace it. The mailbox or mailbox post must clearly show evidence of the blade striking either for the Village to be at fault.
How long in advance and after the collection date may garbage and recycling carts be at the curb?
Garbage, recycling, and yard waste may be placed at the curb after 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the collection day, and all garbage and recycling containers shall be removed from the curb by 11:00 p.m. the day of collection.
What are the water conservation guidelines within the Village?
In order to promote public environmental awareness, good husbandry, good conservation practices and to preserve potable water supplies, the use of the Village’s potable water for outdoor watering of landscape and lawns is regulated.
What do I need a permit for and what does the permit process involve?
Are fireworks allowed in Algonquin?
Due to the high risk associated with the use of fireworks, Illinois and the Village of Algonquin prohibit the sale, possession, or use of fireworks. Any use or possession of fireworks, without proper permit, can result in penalties ranging from a $100.00 fine to being arrested.
What are the regulations for fire pits?
Permanent fire pits require a building permit and final inspection. Portable fire pits must follow certain size and placement guidelines prior to use. Bonfires and open burning is prohibited unless approved by the applicable Fire Protection District.
What do I need to know to have a pool in my yard?
If the pool (temporary or permanent) is capable of containing water over 24 inches deep, you must go through the building permit process.
What are the rules for building a shed in my yard?
Movable, plastic storage sheds or boxes, less than 100 cubic feet, do not require a building permit to install. Storage units 100 cubic feet, and greater, do require a building permit to install.
What are the regulations storing and parking boats and recreational vehicles (RV)?
Parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) on public property including right-of-way and sidewalks is prohibited. The Algonquin Municipal Code regulates storage of RVs, boats, etc. on private property as detailed below.
What do I need to know about tree maintenance on my property?
Trees on the parkway of your property are maintained by the Village of Algonquin. Any removal of tree must be requested through the Village of Algonquin prior to removal. Property owners are responsible for the removal of any hazardous trees (outside of the parkway) within 60 days. Dead trees must be removed within 90 days.
Does Village require a contractor registration?
No. Village does not require a contractor registration.
What Building Codes does Village use ?
Village has adopted 2006 edition of International Residential Code, International Building Code, International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Existing Building Code, International Property Maintenance Code, and 2002 National Electrical Code, 1997 Illinois Accessibility Code, current edition of Illinois Energy Conservation Code and Illinois State Plumbing Code.
What are the construction hours?
Construction activities shall only be permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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