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Some of the most common projects that require a building permit include constructing a new building, adding to an existing structure, renovations and demolitions. Additional projects that require a building permit include a swimming pool, deck, patio, fence, driveway, stoop and walkway, replacement HVAC, water heater and replacing a roof and/or siding. To find out if your construction or home improvement project requires a permit, contact the Development Department at (847) 639-1100.
Village Hall is located next to the Cary Park District and is open Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Village Hall is closed on the following holidays:
New Years DayGood FridayMemorial DayIndependence DayLabor DayThanksgiving DayDay After ThanksgivingChristmas Day
The Village's on-street parking restrictions are in effect from December 1 until March 31. During this time, no on-street parking will be allowed between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Daily parking in the commuter parking lots is $1.50, per 24 hour time period, Monday through Friday.
The daily parking fee is $1.50, per 24 hour time period, Monday through Friday. There is no parking fee on weekends or holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).
If you do not have a permit for parking in the Metra commuter parking lot, you may park in the daily fee parking lots. The Village has electronic parking terminals installed in both North and South commuter parking lots. The electronic pay terminals accept cash, coin or credit/debit card. The fee for daily parking is currently $1.50 per 24 hour time period.
Village ordinance currently allows parking for 24 hours, regardless of the day of the week.
If you require brush collection outside of the scheduled free pickup times, you can call the Public Works Department for a quote to provide a special pickup (fees will apply) or you can utilize the unlimited free weekly yard waste collection service from Advanced Disposal. Advanced Disposal will collect brush with your regular yard waste pickup weekly but it must be bundled (paper bags or twine) and cut in lengths 4' or less. Click here for more information.
Parkway trees that need to be replaced are prioritized based on the overall impact in each subdivision (# trees removed per mile) and are subject to available funding. The Village will replace these trees over a period of several years at no cost to residents. If you would like to request an expedited replacement at your cost, please contact the Public Works Department for information and options.
Note that not all parkway locations are recommended for tree planting due to specific site conditions such as overhead power lines, proximity to driveways, or the narrowness of the parkway. Click here for more information.
If the downed wire is a utility line and the correct utility company is known, contact the company.
To remedy an unusual smell, try flushing the water heater or change out the anode rod to one of a different material. Refer to the owner's manual for the water heater for proper instruction.
For emergency water shut-offs that occur outside of regular business hours, contact SEECOM and they will dispatch a Public Works employee.
On occasion, water is your residence can appear discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, simply run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the discoloration fades. Avoid washing clothes until the water is completely clear.