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Typically Citizens Police Academy classes are offered during our "slower" times of the year. The fall and winter are ideal for the 9-week classes. The next Citizens Police Academy starts on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Applications must be turned in by Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4pm.
Assigned areas change frequently. Please contact 847-625-6860 with any concerns or questions for code staff to assist you.
Until November 30th, 2023, please contact Waste Management at 847-623-3780 for all questions regarding garbage service or visit them on their website at WASTE MANAGEMENT WEBSITE
Starting December 1st, 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
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.
Go to Required Permits for fire alarm, sprinkler, and other fire permits.
Yes, the Waukegan Fire Department does offer CPR classes?
Please call (847) 249-5410 to have your name and phone number sent to our CPR director, who will then reach out to you with further information.
Fire Station 11101 Belvidere Road847-249-5410
Fire Station 24505 McGaw Road847-599-2964
Fire Station 3216 N. Lewis Avenue847-599-2684
Fire Station 4825 Golf Road847-599-2681
Fire Station 53221 N. Green Bay Road847-596-5490
In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.
The non-emergency number for the Waukegan Fire Department is (847) 249-5410. In case of an emergency please dial 9-1-1.
To obtain information and/or copies of fire/EMS/billing reports, call Fire Station 1 at 847-249-5410.
FOIA request must be submitted via the City's FOIA system.
To obtain information or a smoke detector request form, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847-249-5410.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
Click on the link "Fence Placement" to see a representation of where a fence can be erected in your yard.
Impoundment: 1st - $25; 2nd - $50; 3rd - $200Boarding: $10 per day, per animalTransportation: $25 Animal Violation Citations: Fine varies by violation.
Please visit the Lake County States Attorney's website for more detailed information on this important topic:
You must be at least 20 years old and less than 35 years of age at the time of the written exam. You must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.
The age limit does not apply to any applicant over the age of 34 with prior full-time work experience as a peace officer. Currently there is not an exemption for veterans.
Yes! Check under the lateral transfer tab for the application.
Click here for P.O.W.E.R. test information.
No. However, a P.O.W.E.R. test card must have been obtained from one of the three approved sources and not be older than one year from the date of the written exam.
There are three locations approved by the Waukegan Police Department where you can test to obtain a P.O.W.E.R. test card.
Sec. 11-34. Excessive noise; penalty.
No person shall play, use, operate or permit to be played, used or operated, any radio, tape recorder, cassette player, compact disc player, mp3 player or other device for receiving broadcast sound or reproducing recorded sound if the device is located on the public way or in any motor vehicle on the public way if the sound generated by the device is audible at a distance of 50 feet or more from the device.
No person, for purposes of entertainment or communication may generate any sound by any means that it is audible at a distance 50 feet or greater from the point of generation.
This section shall not apply to any of the following:
Sound generated in conjuncture with a city-sponsored event;
A person participating in a parade, public assembly or athletic event for which, a permit has been obtained pursuant to chapter 15, article V of this Code;
An emergency warning device or alarm sounded for emergency purposes;
Sound generated between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in construction, demolition or repair work;
Sound generated in construction, demolition or repair work of an emergency nature or in work on public improvements authorized by a governmental body or agency;
Sound generated by an aircraft or generated in connection with the operation of any airport; and
Sound generated by church bells.
The penalties for violating sections 11-34(a) and (b) shall be as follows:
8:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. .....$150.00
8:00 p.m.—8:00 a.m. .....$300.00
Each additional offense shall incur an additional penalty of $100.00 per occurrence.
Sec. 4-8. Excessive animal noise.
Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the following meanings.
Excessive noise means any continued, repeated or habitual barking, whining, crying, howling, whimpering, crowing, or other loud noise common to an animal's species that occurs repeatedly throughout the day or night, and is louder than the average conversational level at a distance of 50 feet or more.
Any other person means a reasonable person.
Conduct prohibited. It shall be unlawful for a person who owns, controls, has possession of, or is charged with the responsibility for caring for any dog or other animal, to allow such animal to make excessive noise in a manner that unnecessarily disturbs the comfort, quiet, peace or repose of any other person in the vicinity.
A citation for a violation of this section may be issued based on either:
Personal observation of a violation by any city officer or employee charged with enforcement of this section; or
A complaint alleging a violation of this section, signed by a witness and specifying the date and time of the violation.
Penalty. Any person who violates this section shall be fined $25.00 for the first offense, $50.00 for the second offense, and $150.00 for the third or any subsequent offense. Any costs are to be assessed in addition to this fine. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
Age. It is unlawful for a juvenile to be present at or upon any public building, place, street or highway in violation of the following curfew hours unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible companion at least 21 years of age approved by a parent or legal guardian or unless the juvenile is engaged in conducted which is enumerated in subsection (b):
The curfew for persons younger than 14 years of age: Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each day of the week;
The curfew for persons at least 14 years of age but younger than 16 years of age: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each day of the week;
The curfew for persons at least 16 years of age but younger than 18 years of age:
Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Saturday;
Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Sunday; and
Between 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
Exceptions. If a juvenile offers one of the following assertions, the officer must take reasonable steps to investigate the validity of the juvenile's assertion:
Participating in, going to or coming home from a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 18 years of age to perform;
Participating in, going to or coming home from a school sponsored event;
Participating in, going to or coming home from a religious activity or event; or
Participating in, going to or coming home from an activity involving the exercise of the juvenile's rights protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, or article I, section 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois or both, such as freedom of speech and right of assembly.
Please visit the Lake County Sheriff's website: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/1918/Order-of-Protection
In an effort to improve the processing and delivery of accident reports, the Waukegan Police Department switched to an all electronic accident reporting system on January 1, 2015. To obtain a copy of an accident report written on or after January 1, 2015, please go to the following website: https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/, complete the online registration and you will be able to obtain and print a copy of the report in the comfort of your own home. Copies can also be obtained at the Police Records & Traffic Division, located on the first floor of City Hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). Copies of accident reports written prior to January 1, 2015 are not available on the website, but are available for in-person pick up at the Police Records & Traffic Division counter. Requests for accident reports can also be mailed-in to the Police Records & Traffic Division with a check or money order made out to the "City of Waukegan" for $10.00 - please include return name and address. Reports picked up in-person require a $5.00 payment.
All FOIA requests must be submitted through the City's FOIA System.
For mail-in payments we accept certified checks and money orders.
For internet/website based payments we accept: MasterCard, Discover & American Express (we do not accept Visa via the website). Online payments are accepted at: ePay - Credit Card Payments
The red light photo enforcement cameras are located at the following intersections:1). Lewis Ave. and Glen Flora Ave.2). Lewis Ave. and Sunset Ave.3). Green Bay Rd. and Grand Ave.4). Green Bay Rd. and Belvidere St.5). Green Bay Rd. and Washington St.
The information for the 3 year analysis of accident data in relation to the red light photo enforcement program at Belvidere St. and Green Bay Rd. can be found in this link:
The information for the 3 year analysis of accident data in relation to the red light photo enforcement program at Grand Ave. and Green Bay Rd. can be found in this link:
The information for the 3 year analysis of accident data in relation to the red light photo enforcement program at Lewis Ave. and Glen Flora Ave. can be found in this link:
The information for the 3 year analysis of accident data in relation to the red light photo enforcement program at Lewis Ave. and Susnet Ave. can be found in this link:
The information for the 3 year analysis of accident data in relation to the red light photo enforcement program at Green Bay Rd. and Washington St. can be found in this link:
Water bills can be paid through by mail, at City Hall, or online: