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All respondents MUST APPEAR to your scheduled hearing date. If you are not able to attend on that day a petition for continuance must be filled with the clerk. If you have missed your hearing date, you have 21 days to file a petition to set aside with the clerk to obtain another hearing. Being in compliance on your hearing date is not an exception. Any respondent not present at the hearing will receive a default judgement and maximum fine. Citations can be issued every day a property remains in violation.
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Assigned areas change frequently. Please contact 847-625-6860 with any concerns or questions for code staff to assist you.
As of September 2023, the City of Waukegan has contracted LRS for all garbage removal services. They can be reached by calling 844-Need-LRS or contacted on their LRS CUSTOMER PORTAL
To make a complaint regarding garbage on private property, please contact the Code Department at 847-625-6860 during standard hours of operation or submit your complaint to the City's ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM for follow up. For after hour emergency complaints, please call the Waukegan Police Department Communication Center at 847-599-2608.
Garbage cans must be placed on the parkway no earlier than 5 pm on the day before your garbage pick up date. All garbage must be removed from the parkway no later than 6 pm on the day on the of service. Garbage cans can NOT be stored in any front yard and must be stored on the side or rear of your property.
All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of eight (8) inches.
Seasonal decorations, including items of a primarily decorative natures associated with national local or religious holidays are to be removed within 30 days after the holiday.
All notices sent from the Code Compliance Department have the officer phone number and contact information if you have any questions.
If you cannot locate a direct number to your officer, our main phone number is 847-625-6860 and department email is email@example.com