Village Code Reminders

With warm weather and sunny days come the fun of travel, outdoor activities, and yard work. The Village of Roselle would like to remind residents about several ordinances that relate to spring and summer activities. Due to the number of citizen complaints the Village receives about violations, code enforcement officers are issuing tickets, particularly for parking vehicles over sidewalks, weed and lawn maintenance, and the screening of garbage carts. The official wording of ordinances can be found on the Village of Roselle web site at www.roselle.il.us/codes. Please contact the Community Development Department at (630) 980-2000 with any questions.

Parking and Sidewalks
It is important that sidewalks in Roselle are safe for pedestrian traffic. The Roselle Municipal Code prohibits the obstruction of sidewalks in residential areas by parked cars between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Residents who have multiple vehicles that don't fit in the driveway without obstructing the sidewalk may consider parking in the street, moving the vehicles into the driveway after 10:00 p.m., and moving them back into the street by 7:00 a.m. the next day. Overnight street parking is prohibited from 2:00 to 5:00 a.m., so please do not leave vehicles parked on the street all night.

Weed and Lawn Maintenance
The Village of Roselle expects residents to help maintain the beauty of the community through well-kept lawns. This means that weeds, grass or plants (excluding bushes, vegetables, flowers or ornamental plants) may not exceed a height of eight inches.

If a neighboring yard's lawn exceeds eight inches in height, residents may contact the Community Development Department at (630) 980-2000 with the address of the property. A code inspector will visit the property to confirm the violation and notify the homeowner that the lawn needs to be cut to an acceptable length.

After a code violation notification is given, a homeowner has seven days to bring the lawn into compliance. If the lawn is still not cut, a landscaping company contracted by the Village will cut the lawn, and the homeowner will be billed for the work. If these fees are not paid, the homeowner will have a lien placed against the property.

Garbage and Yard Waste
Garbage carts may be placed out after 6:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled pickup and must be removed before midnight of the day on which collections occur. Garbage may not ever be placed on the street. The carts need to be placed approximately one foot behind the curb (or one foot off the pavement if there are no curbs) with the wheels facing away from the street. When the garbage carts are not set out for pick up, they must be placed out of sight of the street and screened.

Residents should place yard waste in sealed compostable paper bags. All paper bags must have a Village of Roselle yard waste sticker on them to be picked up. Stickers cost $2.25 each and are available for purchase at:
  • Butera Finer Foods - 550 W. Lake St., Roselle
  • Caputos - 166 E. Lake St., Bloomingdale
  • Cross Creek Ace Hardware - 821 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle
  • Jewel Food Store - 1151 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg
  • Len's Ace Hardware - 425 W. Maple Ave., Roselle
  • Len's Ace Hardware - 272 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale
  • Village of Roselle - 31 S. Prospect. St. Roselle
Stagnant Water
With the recent spread of the West Nile Virus, the Village of Roselle has deemed stagnant water to be a nuisance due to its propensity to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Village residents may elect to beautify their yards with ponds as long as the water is continually circulated to prevent it from becoming stagnant. Outdoor pools are also allowed as long as local ordinances are observed. Stagnant water should not be allowed to collect on the pool cover. Yards with pools must be fenced and locked, and the homeowner must have all appropriate building permits.

Recreational Vehicles, Trailers, Campers and Boats
Recreational vehicles cannot be permanently parked in the driveway. This includes, but is not limited to boats, campers, all types of trailers, automobiles not regularly used for normal travel, and recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles and ATVs.

According to Village Code, recreational vehicles shall not exceed eight feet in width, twenty-nine feet in length, including hitch, or ten feet in height, excluding mast. All vehicles designed for off-road use shall be properly registered with the Village and State. These vehicles may be parked or stored in an enclosed garage or accessory building, or outside under the following conditions:
  • Only one vehicle is permitted;
  • Vehicle shall be on a hard surface that will not rust or create dust;
  • In rear or side yard, but not closer than five feet to your property line;
  • R.V. campers may be parked in the driveway for a period not to exceed 48 hours per calendar week for the purpose of loading and unloading the vehicle;
  • Landscaping or a solid wood fence not to exceed six feet in height shall be provided as a screen to soften the impact of the vehicle on the surrounding properties.
Sprinkling Hours
The Village of Roselle's sprinkling ordinance is in effect from May 15 through September 15. Sprinkling hours are between 5:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Those with odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle on odd-numbered days; those with even-numbered addresses may sprinkle on even-numbered days.

Automated sprinkling systems controlled by a timer shall only be permitted to operate between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am. This regulation is necessary to help conserve water, one of our most precious natural resources, and to assure there is adequate water for firefighting during the peak demand summer hours. Hand sprinkling is permitted at all times.