What is the height restriction for grass / weeds?
Section 4-3-2.1 of the municipal code states that grass / weeds may not exceed eight (8) inches in height in the right-of-way and eight (8) inches in height on private property. This section also states that any weeds such as jimson, burdock, ragweed, thistle, cocklebur or other weeds of a like kind are not permitted to grow or remain anywhere in the city except in designated natural landscape areas. To report a grass and/or weed violation, please call (630) 420-6693.
Do I need a permit for the work I am doing at my house?
Decks, driveways, fences and swimming pools all require permits. Most remodeling projects (e.g. basements or kitchen upgrades) will also require a permit, particularly if you are removing or adding walls, modifying electric or plumbing, or enlarging windows or doors. Before beginning your project, please call the City of Naperville Development Services at (630) 420-6100, option 2, to determine whether or not a permit is needed. Even though a permit is an additional cost, the inspections that are included as a part of the cost of the permit both ensure that the job is done in conformance with all applicable codes and that the end product is safe for you and your family. More information regarding building permits may be view on the City of Naperville website
Can I direct my sump-pump discharge to the sidewalk or street?
No. Section 9-1A-16.1.1 of the municipal code states that it shall be unlawful to deposit on any street any material which make said street slippery or which may be harmful to the pavement or storm drain thereof, or any waste material, or other articles which may do injury to any person, animal or property.
In addition, section 9-1H-2 of the municipal code states that any person owning any lot or parcel of land must keep clean and open for public passage any sidewalk or sidewalks abutting on or adjacent to such lot or parcel of land.
Who is responsible for keeping the sidewalk clear of overgrown bushes and trees?
Section 9-1H-2.2 of the municipal code states that the property owner must maintain the public way in a safe condition for pedestrians, free of all obstructions, excavations, tall grass, weeds, trash, debris or other substances or materials which may interfere with the free use of such passageways by the public; and from all trees and bushes interfering with the free use of sidewalks.
When can garbage containers be placed at the curb and when do containers need to be removed from the curb?
Section 4-2-3.1 of the municipal code states that garbage containers may be placed at the curb the evening before the day of collection and must be removed from the curb by 7:00pm the day of collection.
Residential garbage and recycling collection is on Tuesdays in the Brookdale neighbhorhood. When collection falls on a holiday, garbage collection will be one day later. It's recommended to have garbage and recycling bins placed at your curb by 6:00am on collection day.
- Containers may be up to 32-gallon in capacity and 60 pounds in weight unless using Naperville garbage carts. Naperville garbage carts come in 35-, 68- or 95-gallon sizes and are limited to 220 pounds so trucks can lift them.
- Containers should be sufficiently strong to prevent spills and wind-carry.
- Furniture and appliances are included in the normal collection.
- Tires, hazardous liquids and landscape materials are banned from landfills and cannot be collected with normal trash.
What can I do about my neighbor’s tree that overhangs my property?
In most cases this will be a civil issue. If you believe a code violation may be involved, please call the City of Naperville code enforcement line at (630) 420-6100, option 3, and an inspection can be scheduled to determine if there is a violation that can be addressed.
Can I have a basketball hoop in the street or on the sidewalk?
No. Section 9-1A-11.2 of the municipal code states that it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, create or maintain any obstruction on any street, alley, sidewalk, parkway or other public way. This includes basketball-hoops, whether they are permanent or movable.
Do I have to shovel my sidewalk?
Yes. Section 9-1H-2 of the municipal code states that any person owning any lot or parcel of land must keep clean and open for public passage any sidewalk or sidewalks abutting on or adjacent to such lot or parcel of land. The sidewalks should be cleared of snow and ice within 48 hours following the weather event.
Can I take snow from my driveway and /or sidewalk and place it in the street?
No. Section 9-1A-16.1 of the municipal code states that it shall be unlawful to deposit on any street any material which make said street slippery and also states it shall be unlawful to remove any snow or ice from any private property and deposit the same upon any public street or alley or any part thereof.
Can I park my vehicle on the sidewalk?
No. Section 11-2A-6 of the municipal code states no vehicle shall be parked in such driveway entrance in such manner that any part of the vehicle, including fenders or bumpers, extends over the roadway or curb line, or the sidewalk line.
What are the rules in regard to overnight parking?
Section 11-2A-8 of municipal code states that no person shall park any vehicle on any street or alley between the hours of 2:00am and 5:00am of any day, except in an emergency. From time to time, such as holidays, the Naperville Police Department will suspend the overnight parking restrictions.
In emergencies, call the Police Department at (630) 420-6666 for special street parking permission.