The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Does the Village have mulch available?
Yes, the Village makes available to Algonquin residents the mulch by-product of our day to day tree work activity at no charge.
When are winter parking regulations in effect?
Winter parking regulations are in effect between October 31 and April 15 of each year.
What agencies provide fire protection services in Algonquin?
The Village of Algonquin does not provide fire protection services. These services are provided by three special districts: Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Carpentersville and Countryside Fire Protection District, and Huntley Fire Protection District.
What are the public school districts that serve Algonquin?
Community Unit School District 300 and Consolidated School District 158 provide public school education services to Algonquin.
Is Algonquin served by Metra commuter rail?
Yes, Metra serves Algonquin with nearby stations on the Union Pacific Northwest Line and the Milwaukee District West Line, offering quick and convenient transportation to Chicago.
Are vehicle stickers required in Algonquin?
No, the Village of Algonquin does not have a vehicle sticker registration program.
Who provides natural gas service to my household?
Nicor Gas provides natural gas delivery service to customers in Algonquin.
Who provides electric service to my household?
ComEd provides electric delivery service to customers in Algonquin.
When is my residential garbage collection day?
Groot collects residential garbage, recycling, and yard waste all on the same day. Your specific collection day is determined by the location of your household.
Who provides cable, video, phone service to my household?
AT&T and Comcast have utility infrastructure in Algonquin to provide this service to residents and businesses.
When are Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours in Algonquin?
Trick-or-Treat hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 31 each year.
What are the park districts that serve Algonquin?
Algonquin Recreation provides recreation services to the entire community. Additionally, portions of Algonquin are served by the Dundee Township Park District and the Huntley Park District.
What do I do if my mailbox was damaged by a snow plow?
If a snowplow blade hits a mailbox while removing snow from the Village streets, then the Village will replace the mailbox. If a snowplow blade strikes a mailbox or mailbox post, then the Village is responsible for replacement. If the mailbox or mailbox post is knocked down by the force of the snow striking it, it is not the Village's responsibility to replace it. The mailbox or mailbox post must clearly show evidence of the blade striking either for the Village to be at fault.
What are the water conservation guidelines within the Village?
In order to promote public environmental awareness, good husbandry, good conservation practices and to preserve potable water supplies, the use of the Village’s potable water for outdoor watering of landscape and lawns is regulated.
Are fireworks allowed in Algonquin?
Due to the high risk associated with the use of fireworks, Illinois and the Village of Algonquin prohibit the sale, possession, or use of fireworks. Any use or possession of fireworks, without proper permit, can result in penalties ranging from a $100.00 fine to being arrested.
What are the regulations for fire pits?
Permanent fire pits require a building permit and final inspection. Portable fire pits must follow certain size and placement guidelines prior to use. Bonfires and open burning is prohibited unless approved by the applicable Fire Protection District.
What are the regulations storing and parking boats and recreational vehicles (RV)?
Parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) on public property including right-of-way and sidewalks is prohibited. As a rule of thumb, anything bigger than an automobile, parked on the street, must get special permission from the Algonquin Police Department. The Algonquin Municipal Code regulates storage of RVs, boats, etc. on private property as detailed below.
What do I need to know about tree maintenance on my property?
Trees on the parkway of your property are maintained by the Village of Algonquin. Any removal of tree must be requested through the Village of Algonquin prior to removal. Property owners are responsible for the removal of any hazardous trees (outside of the parkway) within 60 days. Dead trees must be removed within 90 days.
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