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: https://local.nixle.com/accounts/login/.
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.
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION:
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.
BRUSH PICK UP:
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.
Water and sewer bills are sent out quarterly and the net amount is due 21 days after billing. You may pay on-line with E-pay or use your credit card either in person or by phone. 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