Welcome to the Village of Maple Park, Illinois

Since our founding in 1854, the community has grown to 1,300 residents who enjoy a rural-setting lifestyle with quick and easy access to urban attractions. Located 60 miles west of Chicago on Illinois Route 38, commuter rail service and interstate highways are just minutes away. Housing is very affordable and a diverse mixture of both old and new. Numerous community events and programs held throughout the year appeal to people of all ages, and help make Maple Park what it is – a great place to call “home”!

Since 1854 and still growing strong!

Snowfall Reminder

**This is an important reminder for the upcoming snow. To assist the Village’s Public Works department, we would appreciate it if residents would not park on or along any Village street during snowfalls of two inches or more. The Police Department will ticket and or tow violators. With your cooperation this will help them in getting the roads cleared as quickly as possible. Thank You!**

Village Office Closed – Veteran’s Day

Thank You Veterans PictureThe Maple Park Village Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will return to the office at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015.


image of maple leafThe Village of Maple Park is hosting a Developer’s meeting on Saturday, November Image of a hard hat, bricks and a trowel21, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon. This meeting is open to the public and an agenda will be posted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Liz Peerboom at (815) 827-3309 or epeerboom@villageofmaplepark.com.

Maple Park Asks Residents Not to Rake Leaves Into the Street

picture of leavesAs fall approaches, many residents will be raking your leaves from your yard. We ask that you do not rake your leaves into the street. This will clog the storm sewer and cause flooding. The easiest way to get rid of your leaves is to bag them and put them on the curb on your garbage day. Waste Management will pick up yard waste until November 30th. Maple Park does not allow residents to burn leaves. image of maple leaf

If you have any questions please call the Village Office at (815) 827-3309.

Maple Park Family Fund

The Maple Park Family Fund is a not-for-profit organization that helps families within our community Picture of Santawho are experiencing financial problems and/or medical difficulties. During this Christmas season, the Family Fund will be providing assistance with holiday gifts to families or adults in need of a helping hand. If you or someone you know is in need of aid this holiday season please contact Julie at (815) 739-1729 or Barb at (815) 762-5875 by November 11th. All families that receive assistance will remain anonymous.

Animal Control Ordinance Amended

Retractable Dog LeashOn September 1, 2015, the Village of Maple Park Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 2015-14, amending Section 6-2-7 “RUNNING AT LARGE,” of the Maple Park Animal Control Ordinance. This amendment removes the length of the leash required by animal owners. Picture of Dog and Cat

This does not in anyway remove the requirement that a leash is required. The ordinance can be found here in its entirety.

Trailer Parking Prohibited

Trailer parking in Maple Park is prohibited and the requirements are as follows:


A. Definitions: A “trailer”, for the sake of this chapter is defined as:
CAMPING TRAILER: A trailer, not used commercially, constructed with partial side walls which fold for towing and unfold to provide temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use and of a size or weight not requiring an over dimension permit when towed on a highway.

IMPLEMENT OF HUSBANDRY: Every vehicle designed and adapted exclusively for agricultural, horticultural, or livestock raising operations, including farm wagons, wagon trailers or like vehicles used in connection therewith, or for lifting or carrying an implement of husbandry provided that no farm wagon, wagon trailer or like vehicle having a gross weight of more than thirty six thousand (36,000) pounds, shall be included hereunder.

POLE VEHICLE: Every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle, and ordinarily used for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads such as poles, pipes or structural members capable, generally, of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections.

RECREATIONAL TRAILER: Every vehicle without motive power in operation, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: Every camping trailer, motor home, mini-motor home, travel trailer, truck camper or van camper used primarily for recreational purposes and not used commercially nor owned by a commercial business.

TANK VEHICLE: Any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous material within a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than one hundred nineteen (119) gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of one thousand (1,000) gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis. A commercial motor vehicle transporting an empty storage container tank, not designed for transportation, with a rated capacity of one thousand (1,000) gallons or more that is temporarily attached to a flatbed trailer is not considered a tank vehicle.

TRAVEL TRAILER: A trailer, not used commercially, designed to provide living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, and of a size or weight not requiring an over dimension permit when towed on a highway.

B. Parking Prohibited: It shall be unlawful to park any “trailer” as defined above on any public street or parkway in the village at any time for more than forty eight (48) hours without permission from the village of Maple Park.


C. Work Trailers: Work trailers that are used during the day and parked at night are also prohibited. These trailers must be parked on an approved surface on the owner’s property, not in the street or on the parkway.

D. Penalty: Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or association found violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine for each violation of this section and may be subject to towing of said trailer. The cost of said towing shall be the obligation and the expense of the vehicle owner. (Ord. 2014-01, 3-4-2014)

Reminder Golf Carts Allowed on Village Streets

picture of golf cart signThe Village of Maple Park would like to remind residents that it is legal to drive golf carts on village streets. Golf carts are prohibited on County Line Road and must follow these requirements:

7-11-2:  REQUIREMENTS:  All persons wishing to operate a golf cart or a utility-terrain vehicle on the streets under the jurisdiction of the Village of Maple Park must ensure compliance with the following requirements:

A.  Proof of current insurance:  Driver must carry proof with the vehicle.

B.  Driver’s License:  Driver must have current valid government-issued driver’s license.

C.  Age Requirement:  Driver must be of the age of 18.

D.  Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles must be equipped as follows:
1.  Brakes and brake lights;
2.  A steering wheel apparatus;
3.  Tires;
4.  Rearview mirror;
5.  Approved “Slow Moving Vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle (625 ILCS 5/12-709);
6.  Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front of which must be illuminated while in operation;
7.  Tail lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of at least 100 feet from the rear which must be illuminated when in operation;
8.  Any additional requirements which may be required by 625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1, as amended.

E.  The maximum number of applicants in such vehicles shall be deemed to correspond with the total number of seats available on the particular vehicle.

7-11-3:  COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS:  Drivers of golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles must comply with all applicable provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code, (adopted in Title 7, Chapter 1 of the Village of Maple Park Municipal Code pursuant to the authority of 625 ILCS 5/20-501, and 625 ILCS 5/11-502.

7-11-4:  WHERE OPERATION IS PERMITTED:  Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles may only be operated on streets within the Village of Maple Park which have a speed limit of twentyPicture of a John Deere Gator-five (25) miles per hour.

7-11-5:  PENALTY:  Violators of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in the Maple Park Village Code in Title 1, Chapter 4.

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