Village Hall Services
3317 Chicago Road
South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Board of Trustees Meetings
The Village Board of Trustees holds meetings every 1st and 3rd Monday of every month with the exception of holidays that fall on a Monday.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act endeavors to open up the workings of governments to the public, give light to government actions, and strengthen democracy in the process. The Freedom of Information Act is not to be used to violate individual privacy, or to further a commercial enterprise, or to disrupt work of any public body.
According to the Freedom of Information Act, the public must generally comply with requests within five (5) business days. Some exceptions may apply, allowing for an additional five (5) business days.
This Act does exempt certain records from disclosure. If records are denied, the applicable portion of the Act stating the exception will be cited, and details on appealing the decision will be given at the time the request was denied.
Fees: For black and white, letter or legal sized copies, the first 50 pages are free, and any additional pages are $0.15 per page. For color copies or abnormal size copies, the actual cost associated will be passed on to the requestor. The fee for electronic copies is the actual cost of the recording medium requested.
Freedom of Information Act Officers:
- Catherine Linan, Village Hall
- William Joyce, Police Department
- Nicole Maross, Police Department
- Paul E. Peterson, Village Hall
- Tim Wehrle, Police Department
All FOIA request can be addressed to an FOIA officer and mailed, faxed, or dropped-off at the following address:
Village of South Chicago Heights
3317 Chicago Road
South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 755-1881 Fax
To register to vote you may go to the Village Hall during business hours. Our location is 3317 Chicago Road, South Chicago Heights. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Saturday 9.00 a.m. to Noon.
- Must be the age of 18 by the next election date.
- Must be a United States citizen.
- Must reside in the Village for 30 days as of the next election.
- Must provide two forms of identification, one must show your current address. If you are a new resident who has not changed their driver’s license, we recommend a utility bill with your current address to verify.
- Naturalized citizens must provide the court, date, and city of naturalization.
If you move into a county and already have a voter’s registration card, you can follow the instructions given to you on the back of the card; this transaction can be completed by mail. If your card is not current or you have changed your name by getting married, you must re-register. It is prohibited by state law to accept any new registration or changes of address within the 28-day period before the election and two days following the election. Registration will resume 2 days after the election occurs.
Disabled Voter Identification Number
In order to participate in this five year program a resident must fill out an application form, is a registered voter, and have a permanent disability. Cook County will then automatically send an absentee ballot application within those five years. Applications for this program must also be notarized and are available at the Village Hall.
Absent Student Identification
Student voters who will be away at college during elections are eligible to apply for this two year program. Students will receive absentee ballot applications at their schools before elections taking place within those two years. Applications are available at the Village Hall.
If you have any questions regarding registering please contact us at the Village of South Chicago Heights at 708-755-1880. Once you have registered to vote you may participate in voting in local, township, park, school district, county, state, and national elections.
The procedure for billing is as follows:
If you are a 100 street, your meter will be read on January, your bill will be sent out on February 1st and is due the 21st. The same will follow for all read dates, bills will go out the following month and will be due by the end of the month.
Any business operating in the Village must have a valid Business License. Applications are available at the Village Hall. Commercial businesses must have their applications approved by the Village Board before operating.
Contractors and Sub-Contractors:
Must have a certificate of insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 and a $10,000 surety bond before operating in the Village. These licenses must then be renewed annually before the first of May.
The Village contracts with Homewood Disposal Company for garbage and yard waste disposal. Their telephone number is 708-798-1004. The Village of South Chicago Heights assigned pick-up day is FRIDAY, and the fee is $18.00 per month. If you fail to make this payment your garbage service will be terminated and will not be restored unless full payment is made along with a $30.00 restoration fee.
Blue yard waste containers are picked up on Fridays (Along with the regular garbage pick–up) April through November. Blue containers must be used, any other type of receptacle is unacceptable and yard waste will not be picked up. Example of items that can be put in the blue containers: branches, twigs, leaves, or any garden, lawn, or landscape vegetation. No other garbage is allowed in the blue container.
Holiday Services: When a holiday falls on or before your regularly scheduled pickup day, your trash will be picked up one day later than usual, for that week only. The ONLY holidays this applies to are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Garbage must be placed at curb in a REFUSE CONTAINER. The refuse containers shall not be placed upon Village streets or sidewalks or any Village property for pickup prior to 6:00 p.m. on the evening before assigned pickup day, and all such aforementioned refuse containers shall be removed and placed back upon private property by 6:00 p.m. the day of the pickup assignment.
The standard refuse container required by this section shall be a receptacle of not less than twenty (20) or more than thirty-two (32) gallon capacity, of impervious material and sturdy construction, with a tight fitting cover, with handles, and shall be subject to approval by the Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works, or the Village President and the Village Board of Trustees may permit alternative use of paper, fiber or plastic bags fitted on standards or fixtures equipped with tight fitting covers. Such bags shall be of such strength and durability as to make them secure from weather.
Free Christmas Tree Pickup: Homewood Disposal will pick up your Christmas tree free of charge. Please remove all ornamentation, tinsel, or garland before placing your tree at the curb for pickup on your regular collection day.
One (1) large item per week, i.e. stove, refrigerator, sofa, furnace, etc., will be picked up at no additional charge to homeowner. However, any item containing Freon, such as, a refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioning unit, you must contact Homewood Disposal prior to removal. Items such as carpeting, fencing, drywall, swing sets, etc. are considered construction debris. Please contact Homewood Disposal for information regarding pick-up of construction debris at 798-1004.
The Village sidewalk program is designed to help defray costs of removing and replacing sidewalks on Village parkways to the homeowners that occupies a single-family and two family residences only. Nonowner occupied rental residents are excluded. The village and the homeowner will each pay 50% of all costs related to the sidewalk removal and replacement. This applies to public sidewalks only. For further details call the Village Hall.
Animal tags are required by the Village Hall for all cats and dogs. Tags are available to residents for $5.00 and must be purchased after animals receive their yearly rabies vaccination.
When your pet disappears, move quickly, before it has time to go far; 90% of lost dogs and cats are found within two miles of where they were lost. Mobilize help such as, family, neighbors, and friends. Assign tasks to everyone. Have someone call the South Chicago Heights Police Department non-emergency number (708) 754-7131. *Walk and drive through the neighborhood calling your pet. Have two people in the car when you are searching, someone can drive while the other looks. Be cautious when calling around busy intersections- your pet may try to cross the street to get to you.
- If your pet is friendly with strangers, check parks and schools.
- If your pet is shy, frightened, or injured, check places that offer seclusion.
- Leave the gate to your yard open in case your dog returns home on its own.
- Notify all residents in the immediate area to be on the lookout for your pet, leaving a written description, name, veterinarians and emergency animal hospitals, leaving information and stating that you will be responsible for any medical care your pet might need.
- Notify surrounding animal control officials and all local animal shelters. Keep a record of which shelters you call; some will contact owners if the pet turns up, others need to be called on a daily basis.
Water bill and village vehicle sticker discounts are available to seniors 65 years of age and over. Senior residents must bring I.D. to the village hall for proof of age. Seniors must reside at the water billing address to receive a water bill discount. Senior vehicle sticker discount is limited to one per family.
Residents must call the Village Hall and sign-up for this free program. Trees in the parkway are either topped or cut down yearly at the end of the summer by the Village. Trimming is not an option. Rental property is excluded.
Residents may come into the Village Hall to have documents notarized at no charge during regular office hours.
Resident Identification Cards
A resident I.D. is a picture identification card available to all residents of any age at no charge. Applications need to be filled out and accompanied with a birth certificate, social security card, and a voter’s registration card or current piece of mail.
Thanks for Checking Program
This is a free program designed for residents who are alone at home such as children in latch key situations, senior citizens, disabled or ill persons, or anyone who would like us to check on them. Sign-up forms are available at the Village Hall.
The courtesy car program is a free service for any senior or disabled resident who has no means of transportation to the grocery store, medical appointments, and/or to the pharmacy. A designated vehicle and a driver are available to pick up residents between the hours of 9:00a.m to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments must be arranged two days prior to the day of transportation. Call the Village Hall for appointments or further details.
Any organization wishing to solicit for a cause in the village must apply for a solicitation license. It must then be approved by the Village Board before any soliciting begins. The application fee is $50.00 for an annual permit and $10.00 for a daily permit.