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!

Flu Shots

Flu Shot LogoOld Second Bank is partnering with Shamrock Rx to administer flu shots to people 18 years and older on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Old Second Bank, Route 38 & County Line Road, Maple Park (in the conference room). Cash, Check, Blue Cross Blue Shield of PPO Insurance, and Medicare Part B accepted. (No HMO Supplemental)

A physician’s note is required if you are pregnant.

For more information, call Old Second Bank at (877) 866-0202.

Annual Financial Report

Picture of an Audit LogoOn Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Village of Maple Park Board of Trustees approved the Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ending April 30, 2015. You can find a copy of the AFR here.

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.


Picture of Volkswagon BeetleVehicle stickers and animal tags were due on May 31, 2015. Vehicle stickers now cost $35 per vehicle and animal tags cost $25 per animal (limit 3 animals). You can mail your application to the Village office at P.O. Box 220, Maple Park, or you can drop it off at 302 Willow Street, you can also pay online. If you mail in your application or pay online, your vehicle sticker(s) and/or your animal tag(s) will be mailed to you.

Image of Right Arrow (red)New residents have 30 days to purchase Vehicle Stickers and Animal Tags.

On July 1, Vehicle Stickers will go up to $50 per vehicle, so get your stickers NOW!

Picture of Dog and CatGet your vehicle sticker application(s) here
–> Vehicle Sticker Application Form (75 downloads) .

Get your animal tag application(s) here
–> Animal License Application (52 downloads)

More information can be found in the village code. Go to Chapter 6-2 for Animal Control or 7-2 for Motor Vehicle Licenses.

DeKalb County Electronics Recycling

Electronic Recycling ImageThe DeKalb County Health Department will host an Electronic Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the 1st Saturday of each month (except July 4). The event will be held at the Public Parking Lot located at the corner of Grove and South Fourth Streets, in DeKalb.

  • No Tube TVs
  • No TV Consoles
  • No hazardous waste
  • No trash/garbage
  • No tires
  • No bulbs

For more information, click here:  DeKalb County Electronics Recycling Flyer (47 downloads) or call (815) 748-2408.

2015 Prevailing Wage Rates

Notice is hereby given that Ordinance 2015-13, “AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE PREVAILING WAGE RATES AS OF JUNE 2015 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS UNDER the JURISDICTION OF THE VILLAGE OF MAPLE PARK,” was passed by the Village Board of Trustees on June 2, 2015, and is available for public inspection in the Village Clerk’s Office, 302 Willow Street, Maple Park, Illinois. A copy can also be sent electronically. Click on the email link below to request your copy.

Liz Peerboom, CMC
Village Clerk
Village of Maple Park
302 Willow Street, P.O. Box 220
Maple Park, IL  60151
(815) 827-3309

Help Protect Basic Services and Quality of Life in Your Community

Visit www.ProtectMyTown.com and voice your position

The Illinois Legislature and Governor Rauner are considering taking local revenue to patch the state’s budget holes at the expense of Illinois’ cities and villages.

This local revenue funds basic services like police protection, road picture of the IL State Capitolrepairs and maintenance, infrastructure projects, and snowplowing. If the state proposal becomes a reality, Maple Park would lose $64,845 annually. Maple Park already struggles financially and this would be a huge blow to its budget. This could mean your street doesn’t get paved this year, or another project is put on the back burner for another year.

Our community is opposed to raising taxes or eliminating essential services or vital public works projects to make up for the lost revenue.

You Can Help:

  • Tell Springfield that they can’t fix their problem by shifting the burden onto local communities.
  • Visit ProtectMyTown.com to send a letter to your legislators and Governor Rauner urging them not to take our tax dollars.
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