Code Enforcement

Proactive code enforcement programs in all residential and commercial districts are central to the Village’s mission of maintaining a safe, healthy and attractive building stock.

Property Maintenance Citations

The Village addresses code violations by issuing an “order to remedy” and/or a ticket with a monetary fine. A “Friendly Notice” door hanger may also be given as a pre-cursor. Village Inspectors will conduct a follow-up inspection to verify the violation has in fact been resolved. We encourage you to communicate with the Village if you have special circumstances or require an extension to remedy a violation.

Avoid Common Property Maintenance Violations

Unresolved Citations

Unresolved citations may result in an Adjudication Hearing: a type of court session in which an independent attorney serves in the role of judge. Failure to resolve a violation despite adjudication may result in additional fines and/or liens against your property. Once a lien has been recorded, it can only be released by paying the Village in full or negotiating a settlement. Further, Section 1-4-6 of the VRLB Municipal Code prevents the Village from doing business with anyone that has outstanding payments due or open violations. As such, a resident or business would be prevented from obtaining a permit, certificate or license of any sort if they had an unpaid ticket, unresolved lien or open code violation.

 Report a Concern

Visit the Report a Concern page to report a building safety or property maintenance issue at any time.

 Free Help to Remove Graffiti

The Village will remove graffiti at no cost to you if your property is tagged. Call the Village Hall and ask for an inspection and a Graffiti Waiver, sign and return the waiver to the Village Hall. Per ordinance, graffiti must be removed within 48 hours.

 Codes & Standards

The Village bases its building codes on the below independent and authoritative sources.

· Current Illinois Accessibility Code

· Current Illinois State Plumbing Code with Amendments

· 2015 International Building Code with Amendments

· 2015 International Residential Code with Amendments

· 2015 International Fire Code with Amendments

· 2014 National Electric Code

· 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

· 2015 Property Maintenance Code