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Prairieland: Spring Curbside Leaf Vacuuming & Electronics Pickup Dates Announced

Leaf Vacuuming:

Friday, May 7th

Please have leaves curbside prior to Friday morning to ensure pickup. This service is for residents within the Village of Richmond limits only. Please call Prairieland directly if you have any questions 847-381-9300.

Electronics Pickup:

Prairieland Curbside Electronic Pickup is scheduled for Thursday, April 1st.

Only limit is as follows: (2) televisions or (2) Computer Monitors or (1) of each.

Please check their website for acceptable items and additional information by clicking here. Place items curbside with your normal garbage toters. This service is for residents within the Village of Richmond limits only. Please call Prairieland directly if you have any questions 847-381-9300.

Normal Yard Waste Bags:

Please note that normal yard waste bags will begin to be picked up April 1st and will occur weekly on your scheduled garbage pick-up date through November. Two (2) free bags are included in your weekly pick-up. Additional bag stickers can be purchased at the Village Hall and Richmond Ace Hardware.

Storm Damage Pick-up

The Village of Richmond will offer an additional brush pick-up program this month due to the major wind storm that impacted the Village on Monday, August 10, 2020.

All brush shall be placed on the parkway no later than 7:00am Monday, August 17, 2020. This special brush pick-up is for storm related damage only. The brush must be less than 5 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet. Public Works Crews will visit each street once. No callbacks will be made.

Additionally, the regularly scheduled monthly brush pick-up will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 for Village residents.

Snow Etiquette This Winter!

In the event of snowfall exceeding 2 inches, to help aid the snow removal efforts, please keep all vehicles off Village streets until removal is complete. This includes the Municipal Parking Lot on Broadway, the parking lot behind Memorial Hall on Main St/Rt 12 and all side streets downtown.

Your efforts help make sure our streets can be cleared for all residents and businesses in a timely manner!

Thank you!

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.*


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