As of Monday, April 25, 2016, the village’s new office hours are:
Other hours by appointment.
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…
DeKalb County Government, the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, and Northern Illinois University are beginning an important phase in a recently launched county-wide economic development visioning project. The purpose of this effort is to shape an economic development vision document to guide planning, marketing and investments for the county over the next five years. Anyone who lives, works or attends schools in DeKalb County can complete the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCED2016, which takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Your information will be anonymous.
Every vehicle registered in the Village of Maple Park MUST have a vehicle sticker. Vehicle stickers are due May 31, 2016. Please review and complete the Vehicle Sticker Info/Application (57 downloads) , and return it to the village office. and return to the village office on or before Tuesday, May 31, 2016. You can place your form and your payment in the drop box, located at the front of the building; you can pay for your vehicle stickers online with a debit/credit card or an e-check (for a convenience fee); or you can mail your form and payment to: Village of Maple Park, 302 Willow St., P.O. Box 220, Maple Park, IL, 60151. If you have any questions please call the village office at (815) 827-3309.
Every dog and every cat MUST have a tag, according to the Maple Park Village Code. Residents are limited to 3 animals total. In order to purchase your tag(s), you must show proof that the animal has been vaccinated. Please review and complete the Animal License Application (31 downloads) and return to the village office on or before Tuesday, May 31, 2016. You can place your form and your payment in the drop box, located at the front of the building; you can pay for your animal tags online with a debit/credit card or an e-check (for a convenience fee); or you can mail your form and payment to: Village of Maple Park, 302 Willow St., P.O. Box 220, Maple Park, IL, 60151. If you have any questions please call the village office at (815) 827-3309.
CIVIC CENTER GYM OPEN For Walkers November through April
Monday – Friday 6:00 A.M. to Noon and Closed on Holidays
Send Freedom of Information Act Requests to the Village Clerk
Liz Peerboom, Village Clerk
Village of Maple Park
Maple Park, IL 60151
Freedom of Information Act Request Form (102 downloads)
Village of Maple Park has E-Pay
In an effort to offer the most innovative payment options to Village Residents, we hope that you will find this service convenient and easy to use. Click here or on the permanent link in the Menu.
Kaneland District 302 brochure
Kaneland School District 302 Brochure (105 downloads)
Please send foreclosure notices to the Village Clerk:
Village of Maple Park
Attn: Liz Peerboom
P.O. Box 220
Maple Park, IL 60151
Maple Park Burning Ordinance
Ordinance 2013-02 Burning Ordinance (112 downloads)
On March 1, 2016, the Maple Park Board of Trustees approved ordinances that temporarily suspend certain fees in an effort to help bring in some new residential construction to the village. The suspension of fees will expire on September 6, 2016. So, if you were thinking about building a house, now is the time!
Please carefully read the ordinances below for information. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Maple Park village office at (815) 827-3309.
On February 2, 2016, the Maple Park Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Tony Ayala as the new Police Chief. Ayala has worked for the Village of Maple Park for 2 1/2 years in the role of part-time office and Sergeant. Ayala comes from the Northern Illinois University Police Department, and has 20 years of law enforcement experience. Beyond Staff and Command training, Ayala has an Associate’s Degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration.
“I strongly believe in the value of partnerships and collaboration in order to achieve large scale, community-wide goals,” said Ayala.
Chief Mike Acosta said, “He will be good for the community,”.
Ayala replaces Chief Mike Acosta, who has been chief since December 2009. Chief Acosta was in law enforcement since 1976, including 31 years at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department. In his tenure at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, Acosta was Commander of KCART, which is an accident reconstruction group; Commander of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force; Captain of Investigations; Worked with Internal Affairs; and was Commander of Administration.
Chief Acosta’s retirement date is May 14, 2016. Ayala’s first day on the job will be May 3, 2016.
IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2015-18, October 21, 2015 *from the IRS website
The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams:
The IRS will not:
If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
Phone scams first tried to sting older people, new immigrants to the U.S. and those who speak English as a second language. Now the crooks try to swindle just about anyone. And they’ve ripped-off people in every state in the nation.
Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. Tax scams can happen any time of year, not just at tax time. For more, visit “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” on IRS.gov.
Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. These are your Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Explore your rights and our obligations to protect them on IRS.gov.
If you were wondering if recycling is worth the effort, read the article in Kane County Connects about this very issue. Spoiler Alert: The answer from Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland is YES, it is worth the effort.