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COVID-19 References and Information

In efforts to keep residents and businesses informed, please find COVID-19 supportive information below:

Covid-19 General Precautions

Small Business and Assistance

Additional Resources for COVID-19

Preventative Measures being taken

Village of Richmond is taking Measures to Limit Spread
of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

At the guidance of public health officials, the Village of  Richmond is taking preventative measures to help limit the exposure of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In order to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Village’s public facilities to this disease, effective on Monday, March 16th and extending through March 30h, the Village Hall (located at 5600 Hunter Drive) asks or your cooperation in limiting all over-the-counter services, including utility bill payments, building/zoning permits, and all licensing and registration services.

For those residents that have utility bill payment arrangements, we would prefer those payments be made over the phone by calling 815-678-4040.

Richmond Police Department has made the following announcement effective today, Monday, March 16, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may notice some changes in the way the Richmond Police Department conducts our operations. These procedures are being put in place to protect the public and our personnel alike during this time. Rest assured, our personnel will continue to be visible in the community, and will continue to provide a high level of emergency response when needed. Changes you may notice include:

  1. Officers may take complaints via telephone when it is not necessary for the officer to meet with the complaint/victim in person, and/or examine a crime scene.
  2. Instead of talking to a Records Clerk/Officer thought the Police window at the Police Department, we will ask visitors (with non-emergencies) to dial a direct number to speak with Officers via telephone. (815-678-4163) If an Officer is not available, please leave a message, and your call will be returned.
  3. Department tours and ride-a-long’s will not be granted at the time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Richmond Police Department at (815)678-4163. We wish everyone a safe few weeks while we all deal with this serious issue.

Update on Village Office Operations 3/18/2020

Following the lead of the Center for Disease control (CDC), the State of Illinois and the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH), we will remain open for business but are encouraging you to conduct your Village business online, by phone or e-mail rather than in person. If you can avoid coming to Village Hall, please do so. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Vehicle stickers are anticipated to go on sale Monday, March 30th but could be delayed due to safety measures as we monitor the impact associated with COVID-19. Updates will be forthcoming as we determine if this date will change.

We ask that each and every resident continue to practice social distancing and preventive measures in your daily life as we all move forward with ending this pandemic.

Important 2020 Census Information!

Impact in Your Community

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.

Shaping Your Future

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems.

Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.

The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.

Explore more NOW by watching this informational video!

For facts, answers to common questions, and important information please visit the official United States Census website.

Water Rates Effective May 1st, 2019


Effective May 1st, 2019

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 $0.44 quarterly


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

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $9.40 quarterly


There shall be and there is hereby established a debt service surcharge of $25 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.*