Property Maintenance Tips

The Village prides itself on continuously improving the quality of life for its residents and business owners. A primary way we enjoy our community is through residents and business owners emphasizing good property maintenance in accordance with local property maintenance codes. Complying with these codes helps keep property values high, as well as keep our neighborhoods clean and safe. Below are some simple things you can do to make sure Lincolnshire remains a great place to live and work.

  • Store refuse containers in the proper areas and at the proper times. Refuse must be stored in areas that are not in plain sight from the street or in a location that would be a nuisance to neighbors. Residents may place refuse containers out for pick-up service no earlier than 9 p.m. the night before service and must be put away no later than 9 p.m. the day of service.

  • Keep your yard tidy. Grass cannot exceed six inches (6") in height, whether it be on a vacant or improved lot.

  • Park your vehicles indoors or with proper screening. Passenger vehicles can only be parked in garages or on driveways. Commercial vehicles are subject to strict parking regulations in residential areas. Residents can park one (1) recreational vehicle at their home; however, there are regulations regarding screening.

  • Know the sign code. The Village has a number of ordinances for signage including placement, size, lighting, and content.

  • Apply for the proper permits and keep up with maintenance. Storage structures, fences, patios, and sidewalks are common projects and require permits. Once in place, they must be kept in good repair and structurally sound.

If you notice a problem, you can report the issue to the Community & Economic Development Department at 847-913-2310. Property maintenance violations are subject to citations and fines if not corrected in a timely manner.

Community Enhancement Program

The mission of Lincolnshire’s community enhancement program is to maintain and improve the quality of life for all members of our community. This includes keeping the Village aesthetically pleasing and safe place to live. The majority of property maintenance concerns that the Village receives typically deal with tall grass, refuse can locations, illegal signage (residential and commercial), and outdoor storage. Residents may wonder about the process for reporting property maintenance issues, so we’ve put together a brief summary to let you know how to engage the Village with inspection requests.

  • A resident calls the Village to file a complaint and let us know the location of the violation.

  • After logging the complaint, the Village will perform a visual inspection. If a violation exists, the Village sends a Notice of Violation letter that includes a specific time frame for the property owner to comply.

  • After the deadline, the Village performs a re-inspection. If the violation has been remedied, the file is closed. If the violation still exists, a second letter is sent with a shorter deadline for compliance. This letter is always sent by certified mail.

  • If the second deadline expires without compliance, the Village will issue a citation to appear before a hearing officer. Visit the Administrative Adjudication/Citation Information webpage to learn about the process. 

The goal of the Community Enhancement Program is not to issue tickets or fines, but to achieve compliance with the code. The Village is happy to work with residents to rectify property maintenance issues, and we rely on you to make this program successful. If you notice any or have questions about property maintenance issues, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 847-913-2310.

The Village of Lincolnshire is a great place because of the pride we have for our community. Let’s work together to keep Lincolnshire a beautiful place we can call home!

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