Alarm Restrictions

The Village has enacted an alarm ordinance to cut down on the number of false alarms that take the Police and Fire Departments away from other necessary duties. When an alarm system is installed, or ownership of an existing alarm system is passed onto the new homeowner, the homeowner shall obtain an alarm permit from the Police Department.

The permit cost is $20. You are allowed three false alarms per the calendar year; the fourth and fifth false alarm carry a $50 fine; the sixth alarm, and any other subsequent alarm, carry a $100 fine.

Building Permits

In The Village of Carpentersville, a building permit is required for all construction, such as:

  • Basements
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Garages
  • Hot water heaters
  • Re-roofing
  • Re-shingling
  • Room additions
  • Sheds
  • Siding
  • Swimming pool more than 24-inches in depth

Any questions, please contact one of our Inspectors.

Discharging Weapons

It is unlawful to discharge any firearm, air rifle, B-B gun or pellet gun within the Village limits. It is also unlawful to discharge from a bow and arrow capable of inflicting injury to persons or damage to property within the Village limits.

Display of Street Numbers

Each structure that has been assigned a street number is required to display the said number in a position easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way. All numbers shall be in Arabic numerals or alphabet letters at least 4-inches high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch.

Garage Sales

Two garage sales are permitted per household each year. All signs advertising the sale must be placed on private property.

Inoperable Motor Vehicles

All inoperable motor vehicles located anywhere in the Village whether on public or private property constitutes a nuisance and must be removed.

No Solicitors

The Village does have an ordinance governing solicitors. "No Solicitors Invited” stickers are available at the Village Hall.

Number of Dogs Permitted per Residence

No person shall permit more than two dogs over the age of three months to be or remain in or about any single family residence or more than one dog in any single family dwelling unit in any multiple family residential buildings. Townhomes are considered multiple housing buildings.

Open Burning

It is unlawful to build, light or ignite any bonfire, to burn any leaves, brush, refuse, waste, paper, trash or any other article or commodity which the owner or possessor thereof desires to destroy or dispose of, at any time, anywhere in the Village.

Overnight Parking Ban

It is unlawful to park on any street for more than thirty minutes between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on any day.

Snowfall Parking Ban

It is unlawful to park on any street during or following a snowfall after an accumulation of one inch or more of snow until the street has been plowed and cleared of snow.

Complete Village Ordinances

See the Village Ordinances in their entirety at Municode.