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Water Rates Effective May 1st, 2020


Effective May 1st, 2020

The Village of Richmond bills quarterly for your water and sewer use.  Your bill is based on consumption and charges are calculated to reflect water use in a 90 day period.  The water bill is mailed the first week of May, August, November and February annually.


For the first 4,000 gallons or less $14.88 quarterly

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $0.50 quarterly


For the first 4,000 gallons or less  $81.12 quarterly

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $10.00 quarterly

There shall be and there is hereby established a debt service surcharge of $37.50 per quarter applied and charged to each user of the wastewater facility. In addition, the Village shall annually review said charge and consider further adjustment of the surcharge as needed by the respective budget.

*If you have additional questions regarding your water bill, please contact the Village Hall office at 815-678-4040.*


Utility Department Payment Notice

Please use the following methods for your utility payment while

Richmond Village Hall remains temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19:

  • Online payment through E-Pay:
  • Drop-Box: Located left of front doors, on the south side of Village Hall
  • Mail a check/send a check through bank/money order payable to ‘Village of Richmond’

Mailing address:

Village of Richmond

5600 Hunter Drive

Richmond, IL 60071

(Please include your account number, or send payment with remittance stub)

Village of Richmond Restricts Access to Village Hall Lobby (5600 Hunter Drive) and Public Works Facility (10810 Rt 12) due to COVID-19.

Effective immediately, March 19th, 2020 the Village of Richmond will be closing public access to Village Hall and the Public Works Facility until further notice. This is an attempt to mitigate the risk of spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to Village employees and community residents.

The Village is following the lead of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Illinois and the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) to maintain community safety, secure our facilities and ensure a healthy workforce.  

While Village Hall/Public Works Facility will be closed to the public, residents can contact us in the following manner:

Email: (Admin)

Email: (Public Works)

Phone: 815-678-4040 (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm)


or by Mail (5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, IL 60071)

Richmond Premise Alert Program

Richmond Premise Alert Program

The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) allows people with special needs to provide information to police, fire, and EMS personnel to be stored in a database for use in an emergency situation.  The information can then be provided to responders dealing with situations involving the special needs individuals.

The information provided will be kept confidential and used only to provide police, fire, and EMS personnel with the information needed to deal with situations or emergencies involving a special needs person.  The information will expire two (2) years after the date it was submitted and will no longer be maintained in the database.  You may update or renew it at any time by completing and submitting the form below.

Individuals must understand that the information provided to the Premise Alert Program will not result in any type of preferential treatment to the individual and that the Village of Richmond, its police department, nor any other resounding agencies will not be held liable for duties relating to the reporting of special needs individuals.

For the purposes of the Premise Alert program “disability” and “special needs individual” are defined as:

Disability” means an individual’s physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more of the major life activities: a record of such impairment; or when the individual is regarded as having such an impairment.

Special needs individuals” means those individuals who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by individuals generally.


Click here for the Premise Alert Form

Completed forms may be submitted to the Richmond, Illinois Police department via:

Postal Mail or dropped off in person at:

Village of Richmond Police Department
Attn: Premise Alert Program
5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, IL 60071

Facsimilie: (815) 678-4307


Introducing Utility E-billing!

The Village is proud to offer an environmentally friendly alternative for our utility customers and residents with E-billing! No more waiting for the mail, or wasteful paper bills. Access your water and sewer utility bill online through our EPAY eCommerce portal, receive e-mail notification when your bill is ready and say hello to convenience!

Follow this link for instructions: Utility E-Billing Guide

For even MORE convenience remember the village offers DIRECT PAY! Never miss a bill again, or pay a late fee.

New Resident Packet

New Resident Info

Welcome to the Village of Richmond, Please come in to the Village Hall or call (815) 678-4040 to receive valuable information regarding services available.


Nixle is a FREE notification service that allows the police department and Village to alert residents of emergency weather events, road closings, public safety crime advisories, natural and manmade disasters, and general Village information. To sign up visit:


The Village office sends out important Village news and events by E-News Blast. If you’d like to subscribe to our E-News Blast please contact the Village office at 815-678-4040 with the best e-mail address to receive this information.


Animal licenses are issued by McHenry County Animal Control, 815-459-6222. All dogs must be leashed when not on the owner’s property and must be under direct control of the owner. Dog litter must be removed from public areas.


Direct Pay makes it more convenient for you to make your water payments to the Village of Richmond. Payments will be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account and credited to your water account on the bill’s due date. Authorization form can be found on our website or Village Hall.


Garbage Service is provided by Prairieland Disposal. Please contact 847-381-9300 directly to set up service! Garbage/recycling pick-up is every Thursday between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, except weeks in which a holiday falls. If the holiday falls on or before your pick-up day, service will be delayed by 1 day. Holiday Schedule: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For additional recycling programs offered by Village, please contact office: 815-678-4040.


The Village provides brush pick up on the third Thursday of every month April thru November. Branches six inches in diameter and no more than ten feet in length, stacked with the cut ends towards the street by 7am will be picked up. This collection does not include stumps or other yard waste (leaves, grass).


If you are considering any additions or improvements to your home please contact the Village prior to beginning work to see if a permit is required. Decks, roofs, siding, fences, pools, accessory structures are some of the projects requiring a permit. The Village has adopted the International Building Code, along with the International Fire Code, the NFPA Automatic Sprinkler Code, National Electric Code and the Illinois Plumbing Code.


Located at the main entrance of the Village Hall, in the wall immediately west of the front door. This is secure and may be used for the deposit of utility payments or other correspondence.


Water hydrants are flushed periodically from spring through fall, usually during the day. Neighborhoods are posted prior to flushing. During flushing, iron is occasionally dislodged causing rusty water. Allowing the water in your house to run for a few minutes usually clears the problem


Leaf vacuuming will be Oct 24th and 31st; also November 14th and 21st.


The Village Newsletter is mailed with the Water/Sewer Billing Quarterly. If you are not receiving a copy, call and leave your name and address. The newsletter is also available on line. (Click here for a copy.)


The Village provides notary services to its residents at no charge during normal office hours.


The Richmond/Spring Grove recreation program offers many year-round activities for children of all ages. Call or stop in either village hall for a brochure.


Richmond Township provides activities for local seniors. Call to get the latest information and have your name put on their mailing list.


Please call Village Hall to have the bill put into your name! Water and sewer bills are sent out quarterly and the net amount is due 21 days after billing. Option to sign up for e-Billing will allow you to receive e-mail notification when your bill is ready to view online. Registration is required and can be found on Village website. You may pay on-line with E-pay or use your credit card either in person. If you have questions on your bill or are experiencing problems with your water please call Village Hall.


The Village requires all residents to have and display a current vehicle sticker. Stickers cost $20.00 and expire on April 30 of each year. New residents must purchase a sticker within 30 days. Seniors 65 and older are eligible for a $5 discount with proper identification


Voter registrars are available at the Nippersink Library. Call for details. 678-4014

Utility Bill Direct Pay

Have you heard about the newest service available in the Village? We now offer direct pay for your utility bills- no more dealing with checks and late fees. 

Direct Pay makes it more convenient for you to make your water payments to the Village of Richmond. Payments will be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account and credited to your water account on the bill’s due date. To enroll in Direct Pay, please complete this application and return it with a voided check attached by mail to Village of Richmond at 5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, IL 60071, in person to Village Hall/Front drop-box or by E-Mail to

See form here: Direct Pay