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Honorary Street Naming

The Honorary Street Name Sign Program allows citizens the opportunity to honor people that have made significant contributions to the Community.  Street names will be displayed for a one year period.  The sign will then be turned over to the respected party.  Street designations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  The portion of a street so designated will be one block long.  Final approval is given by the Public Safety Committee.  A completed application, plus a fee of $300 per sign must be submitted prior to approval.  If the application is not approved, the applicant may not reapply for the same honorary street name for a period of one year, nor may the applicant apply for the use of a different honorary name for the same street segment.



Please submit a completed application along with the following:

A typed request stating the designee and preferred location shall be received by the City Clerk’s Office and recommended to the Public Safety Committee.  The statement should indicate why a particular section of street has been requested for the honorary designation.  General location shall be limited to a single point or short segment with sign(s) posted at the point or near mid-block.

Payment of the $300 fee for each installation is to be made to the City of Waukegan prior to fabrication and installation of sign(s).  The $300 fee is for a 2-faced sign on one side of the street.


Legend shall be white lettering on brown background.

Sign(s) will be installed by City crews and shall remain in place for a period of twelve (12) months.

Upon removal by City crews, the sign(s) will be given to the applicant and donated to the designee’s family.

Maintenance of the sign installation and or replacement of the various materials shall be at the expense of the donator.  Failure to cover the cost of the maintenance or replacement material(s) will cause the sign installation to be removed immediately.

Honorary Street Naming is restricted to one designation per ward per year.

This policy is retroactive and applies to all Honorary Street Signs.

To download an application for an Honorary Street Sign, please click here.