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To find a list of the permitted uses for any zoning district, visit the Allowable Uses table in the Municipal Code where P stands for a Permitted Use and S stands for a Special Use.
See Section 110.5.8 for permitted uses in the B1 (Convenience Shopping) zoning district and Section 110.5.9 for permitted uses in the B2 (Local Business) zoning district.
Note that uses designated as a Special Use require additional staff review and board approval to allow. Please see the Special Use Development Application if your proposed use is designated as a Special Use (S) in the zoning district you reside.
To determine the zoning of your property, use the Property Search tool on the Hanover Park website homepage or on the Map Page. This Community Portal will also provide all sorts of additional information about your property, including trash collection, electoral districts, a property tax breakdown, and more!
Be sure to obtain permission from the Community Development department prior to making any changes to the approved permit plans. For more information, please contact the Department.
DuPage County Services offers a Single Family Rehabilitation Program, funded by the CDBG program (through the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development). CDBG funds are available to residents of DuPage County who meet certain income threshold levels. For more information, visit http://www.dupageco.org/clientservices/.
Please contact Andres Medical Billing at 1.800.244.2345.
To fill out an online Building Permit please click here.
For information regarding Building Permits or other questions, visit the Inspectional Services website. If you have questions, please call the Inspectional Services Department at 630.823.823.5860.
Inspectional Services Department- For Registration, Licensing, Bonds and additional information visit the Inspectional Services Department website.
Contractors performing work under an approved permit must be registered and bonded with the Village. A building permit will not be issued until all contractors performing work on the project are registered and bonded. Contractors should call the Inspectional Services Division at 630-823-5860 with any questions regarding contractor registration or to obtain an application.
Fill out and submit the FOIA request online.
A FOIA request may be obtained at the Village Clerk’s Office, Finance Counter, Police Lobby, or Manager’s Office. All requests must be in writing. The FOIA officer shall, promptly, either comply with or deny a request for public records within 5 business days after its receipt of the request, unless the time for response is properly extended under FOIA. The FOIA officer shall respond to a request for records to be used for a commercial purpose within 21 working days after receipt.
FOIA Officer(s)Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, Village Clerk2121 Lake StreetHanover Park, Illinois 60133Phone: 630-823-5602Email Eira Corral Sepúlveda
Please contact the Inspectional Sevices at 630.823.5860.
The Village of Hanover Park maintains three Metra parking lots with a combined 832 spaces. Parking lots are located on Lake Street, Ontarioville Road and Liberty Street. Parking regulations are enforced Monday through Saturday, 24 hours a day. Daily Fee parking is only available at the Lake Street and Ontarioville Road parking lots. The current daily fee rate is $1.75.
Monthly permits may be purchased online or in person at the Finance Department. Daily fee users can pay at the pay stations located at the west end of the train depot, pay online, or download the Passport Parking Application from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you do not have a smartphone or internet connection, but want to pay for a daily fee by phone, dial 630-581-2445.
ALWAYS SAVE YOUR PARKING RECEIPT!
The Village of Hanover Park ordinance # 62-11-1327(a) states that there is no parking on village streets between 2:00am and 6:00am. As a “courtesy” the police department realizes that issues may arise where street parking is necessary. Requests are handled on a case by case basis. If you do not have access to internet services, please contact the Police Department at 630.823.5500.
Submit your onine request for overnight parking permission here.
Please contact Code Enforcement at 630.823.5570.
Please see the Snow Removal FAQs and if you still need to speak with someone, please contact the Public Works Department at 630.823.5700. If it is after hours, please contact the Police Department at 630.823.5500.
Information is posted on the Village Website and found through the Covid-19 Resources for Business page.
Resources are available on the Hanover Park Small Business Assistance page, under COVID-19 Resources for Businesses.
Yes. Permit applications for both outdoor dining and tents are available on the website. For questions, please contact Inspectional Services at IServices.hpil.org or 630-823-5860.
Please fill out the application available on our website.
The Village will provide banners (3 ft x 8 ft) and double-sided sandwich board signs. You must complete an application available on the website.
Yes, if your restaurant did not already have approved outdoor dining, you will need a permit.
The Village will be hiring a marketing company to help our businesses increase on-line presence with basic tools - claiming their Google Profile (Google My Business), setting a Yelp and Yellow Page listing, creating a Business Facebook Page, and/or building a simple online web landing page.
There is no cost.
You will need a rough site plan showing the location of your dining tables, chairs etc. AND written consent of the property owner. Inspectional Services has created a Guideline document which is on the Village website.
Tables must be 6 feet apart to maintain social distancing. Sidewalks may be utilized provided there is still means for pedestrian traffic on the remaining portion of the sidewalk. The minimum remaining width shall be no less than 3 feet.
Yes, pending confirmation that there is adequate Life Safety access and passage way for wheelchairs. Please complete a permit application available on the website or call Inspectional Services at 630-823-5860.
Please contact Inspectional Services at 630-823-5860 to determine sign placement.
Weekdays (Sunday-Thursday): until 10:00 pm, Weekends (Friday & Saturday): until 11:00 pm
Water bills are issued and mailed on the 1st of each month. Water Bills are due on or before the 21st of each month, regardless of the day of the week it falls on.
When payment in full is not received by the 21st of the month, a 10% penalty is added to the account. A termination notice is sent out on the 22nd of the month with an updated amount now due (original billed amount plus late fee), and a secondary due date equal to the 34th day from the original bill being issued.
The quickest and easiest way to verify your account balance is to log into your water account at the Village’s Website (hpil.org) and check your balance. You are also able to view past bills and make payments here as well. You will need your account number and the name on your account, as found on your bill.
If you have not yet made your payment, remit payment before the due date on the Termination Notice to avoid further penalties and service interruption.
Email email@example.com (Please make your address the email subject line) requesting any of the above items. A water service billing representative will respond with any attached forms and/or instructions. All these requests can be handled and processed through email, so there is no need to make an additional trip to Village Hall.
All residents selling their home in Hanover Park need to purchase a Transfer Tax Stamp prior to the closing.
The homeowner, realtor, or lawyer must call the Finance Department at 630-823-5790 at least 3 business days prior to the closing to request the Stamp (No walk-in requests will be honored). When purchasing the stamp, you will need the MYDec or PTAX-203 form and the Village of Hanover Park’s Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration form.
All outstanding monies due to the Village must be paid prior to obtaining a transfer stamp. This includes tickets, invoices, liens and judgments, and a final water bill.
Yes, a quick claim deed requires the purchase of a transfer stamp. The homeowner or lawyer must call the Finance Department at 630-823-5790 to request the Stamp (No walk-in requests will be honored). A copy of the signed and notarized deed is required.
You can pay for your parking ticket:
If you would like information on how to dispute a citation, contact the Traffic Division.
All payments or discussions involving collections must be handled through the collection agency. Please respond to them as they will have the information needed to discuss the situation.
If burned, handle with extreme care and as little as possible. Attempt to encase each crisp sheet in plastic wrap in order to salvage as much as possible. Take everything to your local bank for advice regarding replacement.
Any food, beverages and/or medications exposed to heat or smoke should not be consumed. Medication especially, can change strength by exposure to heat. Please check with your doctor first before taking these medications.
If food was in a tightly closed or sealed container, or in airtight refrigerators or freezers, they may be salvageable. It is cheaper to replace the material than to jeopardize you or your family’s health by taking a chance. If in doubt, throw it out!
Sometimes there is a residual smoke odor from a small fire that is annoying and lingering. Short of a good cleaning of everything in the house, you can place small saucers of household vanilla, wine, vinegar or activated charcoal about your home to help absorb these odors. Remember that the smoke is also inside the heating and cooling duct work and you get a fresh blast every time your air system is turned on.
If insured, consult your insurance company for assistance. If the odor does not go away in about a week, you may, and probably should, call a janitorial supply or cleaning service specializing in restoration of fire damaged property (refer to your yellow pages, under Fire and Water Damage Restoration). They have the equipment to scrub out the duct work and deodorize everything in the house.
Yes! In fact, most of you live in several units of local government, such as a county, township, school district, special taxing districts, and a village.
A county is an administrative unit of government responsible for transportation, environmental protection, and taxation for all or part of a major part of a metropolitan area. Many counties have taken on new responsibilities of an urban character, often in response to federal grant programs and regulations and unfunded state mandates.
A township is an administrative unit of government six miles square containing 36 sections, each of one-square mile. Its government has three prime responsibilities:
Additional responsibilities can include:
All municipalities in Illinois are either cities or villages. Most municipalities operate under a standard aldermanic-city form or trustee-village form. There are simple variations possible under these standard forms, such as the number of members of a legislative body, the terms of office, and minority representation. The State statutes also provide three more complicated variations which may be adopted by cities or villages desiring the possible advantages which each has to offer. These variations are:
Each form provides its own rules for the selection and type of officers, their powers and responsibilities, and the general operations of government. Read more about the forms of municipal government.
To view all of the Village’s current bargaining union contracts, click on the following link https://www.hpil.org/201/Human-Resources
To view our current base salary ordinance for non-union positions, click on the following link https://library.municode.com/il/hanover_park/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH2AD_ARTIIOFEM_APXAVIHAPABASAPL
To view the Village’s current total compensation list click on the following link https://www.hpil.org/Archive.aspx?AMID=41
For technology support and/or help with completing an application, creating a username and password, or logging in, you can call the applicant support number at 855-524-5627.
The Village of Hanover Park utilizes an online applicant tracking system that does not offer the option to print off a blank job application. Only an online electronic job application exists. To locate the online application, click here to be bought to the Human Resources Department Employment Opportunities page, click on "Job Opportunities", next click on the job/position that you want to apply for, then click on apply in the top right corner. This will bring you to our online job application. If you need assistance creating a username and password, logging in, or completing the application, you can contact the applicant support number at 855-524-5627.
There are computers available at your local library for public use. Most libraries provide digital literacy and technology education through one - on - one assistance for those that may need help completing an online application. Some area libraries are:
Schaumburg Township District Library
Central Library is located at 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193, 847-985-4000
Hanover Park Branch is located at 1266 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park, IL 60133, 630-372-7800
Hoffman Estates Branch is located at 1550 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, 847-885-3511
Poplar Creek Public Library District
Main Library is located at 1405 S. Park Avenue, Streamwood, IL 60107, 630-837-6800 Option 1
Sonya Crawshaw Branch is located at 4300 Audrey Lane, Hanover Park, IL 60133, 630-837-6800 Option 2
Gail Borden Public Library District
Main Library is located at 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120, 847-742-2411
Rakow Branch is located at 2751 W. Bowes Road, Elgin, IL 60124, 847-531-7271
South Elgin Branch is located at 127 South McLean Boulevard, South Elgin, IL 60177, 847-931-2090
A computer/s are also available to use at:
Located at the kiosk in the Inspectional Services/Human Resources lobby at 2121 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park, IL 60133, 630-823-5600.
Hanover Park at the Education and Work Center
Located at 6704 Barrington Road, Hanover Park, IL 60133, 630-634-7400.
No, the Village does not have a residency requirement.
See the Human Resources "Employment Resources" page for links to other Employment Resources. https://www.hpil.org/211/Employment-Resources
The Inspectional Services Division Staff is available to answer all your questions and guide you through the entire permitting process.Please contact the Inspectional Services Division at (630) 823-5860.
Permits are valid for 1 year from the date of issue.
For your convenience, informational pamphlets are available outside the Inspectional Services Division by the front counter as well as on the Inspectional Services Permits website at www.hpil.org. Please note that if your desired project is not included on our list, our staff is available to discuss all your projects.
Online permitting is available here
We accept cash, credit (Visa, Mastercard and Discover), and personal check.
Building permits are reviewed and issued through the Inspectional Services Department. For more information, please visit the Building Permits section on our website at hpil.org or call the Inspectional Services Division 630-823-5860.
You should have received a Plat of Survey when you closed on your house, or you can check with your Mortgage Holder to see if they have one. If you still cannot locate it, you can request a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and we can search our records to see if a copy is available. If not, you will need to contact a Land Surveyor to have a plat created.
Construction is allowed Monday thru Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you are near a construction site and they are either working too early or too late, please call 911 and the Police Department will stop at the site and remind the contractors what the hours are.
Known as the Illinois One-Call System, J.U.L.I.E. is a free service for homeowners and contractors to notify utility owners of planned digging activities to help prevent damage to underground facilities. Within two working days of your call, representatives from each member utility will come out and mark the appropriate location of their buried line using color code. To contact J.U.L.I.E., dial: 811.
Permit fees cover the Village’s costs to review applications and inspect construction. Fees will be applied upon approval of the permit application and must be paid before the permit is issued and work can begin. Bonds are often required to ensure that applicants complete certain aspects of the job and protect public infrastructure.
During your project, a variety of required inspections may need to occur. Most inspections require 24-hour notice. Call the Inspectional Services Division (630)823-5860. Be ready to provide a contact name, phone number, street address, permit number, and the type of inspection requested. Our inspections are open window in the morning between 9:00-11:30 a.m. and afternoons 1:00-3:30 p.m. Plumbing inspections are scheduled only as morning (8:30 -12:00 a.m.).
Once all final inspections are conducted and passed, the process to refund bonds is started automatically. Checks are generally mailed out within four to six weeks and returned to the applicant who paid for the permit.
The Hanover Park Police Department does not respond to wild animal complaints on private property. Removal of animals from private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Police personnel do not handle complaints regarding wild animals unless there is a clear and immediate threat to public health, safety, or welfare. The police department maintains a list of wildlife removal services. To obtain contact information for these services, contact the police desk at 630-823-5500.
Learn how to deal with coyotes.
Yes, you have to attend a training session.
An explanation of the Village of Hanover Park residential rental ordinance and Crime Free Lease Addendum (PDF). Crime Free Addendum samples will be available at the seminar. The Seminar addresses these topics:
Some seminars will be split and offered over two evenings.
You will need an agent, manager or designee to attend the training; however, the owner is ultimately responsible and liable.
You, your agent or designee need to attend one seminar.
If you have attended a seminar in another town within the last year, you may be exempt from attending Hanover Park’s seminar pending approval. You still must provide a copy of the lease addendum you will be using in Hanover Park and provide the Crime Free Coordinator with a signed letter or certificate from the police department in the town which you attended the seminar.
A Crime Free Lease Addendum (PDF) is a form that you are required by ordinance to add to your existing lease (similar to a lease rider) that prohibit residents and their guests from engaging in criminal activity. This form must be signed by your resident when they renew their lease. A copy of the lease addendum you use needs to be provided to the Crime Free Coordinator at the training seminar you will be attending or you can email your addendum to Crime Free Coordinator. Note: You are required to use the crime free addendum with all your future leases.
Thorough applicant screening is recommended and discussed in the seminar, however, the ordinance does not require criminal background checks.
No. The ordinance does require the use of a Crime Free Lease Addendum (PDF) or similar wording in the body of the lease that makes criminal activity a cause for eviction.
No. The Federal Fair Housing Act, which is discussed during the seminar, has seven protected classes relating to a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (disability). A person's behavior is not a protected class.
A rental property, regardless of size, is in fact a business operation. While the Village has the power to declare certain businesses a nuisance, it has the right and responsibility to do the same for troublesome rental properties.
No. Rental property that becomes excessive in nature by virtue of the type of criminal activity or amount of nuisance activity (as noted in the ordinance) that impacts the quality of life of a neighborhood will be notified. The owners who actively work with the police department in an attempt to resolve the problem should have no concern. The Village will not automatically suspend or revoke a rental license for a property that has residents or guests, who engage in criminal activity, or that meets the nuisance standard.
By not complying with the ordinance you may subject yourself to being cited by the Village. If a citation is issued you will be required to appear in court and could be subject to fines. A rental license will not be issued until you become compliant with the ordinance.
Yes. You are still required to be compliant because you have a rental license. Although you are not required to have a lease for your property, you will be required to have a lease addendum.
No, children are not permitted at this seminar. Some of the material presented at the seminar is not appropriate for children under the age of 18 who could create a distraction in class.
Visit the Training Classes page here.
Bonds can be paid 24 hours a day in the lobby of the Police Department. Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express) are the only type of payment accepted. Checks will not be accepted.
No. The Hanover Park Police Department does not have facilities for visitation and because of this limitation, visitation with prisoners is not allowed.
Visit our Domestic Violence page for information.
To obtain a copy of a police report, the requesting person must submit a freedom of information act request by fax, mail, in person or online to the Police Department.
Just as we recognize that conflicts between citizens and agency employees can arise, we also realize that there are times when employees go above and beyond the call of duty. Law Enforcement employees, like everyone else, appreciate it when their good deeds are noticed. Too often they are remembered for the traffic tickets they issue or the arrests they have to make, and not for the thousands of helping hands they extend.
If an officer or employee of this department provides services that you feel they should be commended for, please write the Chief a letter or note to that effect, giving your feelings on what the officer or employee has done that deserves commendation. The Chief will see that it gets to the employee and that a copy is placed in the employee’s personnel file. This boosts their morale and encourages them and all other officers and employees of the department to be more positive about themselves and the service they provide. We are proud of the good relationship we share with the community. You can submit them online or mail them to:
Chief Michael MenoughHanover Park Police Department2011 Lake StreetHanover Park, IL 60133
Yes. The siren activation system for Hanover Park is maintained at the DuComm dispatching center and is an outdoor warning system. It may or may not be heard inside a building. An "all clear" tone is not utilized. If you believe you have spotted a funnel cloud, call 911 immediately. At that time, a weather spotter will be assigned to the area to confirm the sighting, and the siren will be activated.
Note: A steady tone may change in volume as the siren rotates to and away from the listener as the sirens are mounted on rotating platforms.
In the event of activation of either of these warning signals, residents should move to a place of safety and monitor radio and television stations for additional information including the danger has passed. Please note that there is no siren activation to indicate the danger has passed.
Note: The wavering tone will rapidly change as the siren rotates. The steady tone should not be mistaken with the wavering tone. If you hear a wavering siren tone lasting three to five minutes, this is the attack warning signal. The attack warning signal means that an actual attack or missile launch against the United States has been detected and that protective action should be taken immediately. Per federal guidance, "this signal will be used for no other purpose and will have no other meaning."
The outdoor warning system is tested monthly in accordance with State and Federal regulations. During this test, the sirens are activated for a brief period of time on the first Tuesday of each month, shortly after 10 a.m. To ensure the safety of Hanover Park residents, the Village maintains a siren monitoring system that exceeds State and Federal requirements. This system tests the ability of each siren to respond to an activation command. The monitoring system checks each siren daily to ensure the siren is operating properly, without actually activating the siren.
The Village is reminding residents of the ordinance regulating the posting of political signs. No permits are required to post political signs. However, signs that violate Village Ordinance will be removed and disposed of by Village personnel.
Village ordinance requires that political signs may not exceed six feet per side of each sign. Signs can not total more than thirty-six square feet per lot. Signs shall be posted on private property with consent of the owner.
Village Ordinance prohibits the posting of signs on in the following locations:
Any questions about sign regulations should by directed to Code Enforcement Dan Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-823-5565.
Vehicles are impounded for various reasons under village ordinance. The most common reason is from an arrest of a driver. The arresting officer will issue a form called Notice of Seizure to the driver which informs the driver why the vehicle was seized. A hold is placed on the vehicle until the penalty is paid. After a seizure occurs, the procedure to get it back is for the owner to come to the front desk of the Police Department and pay $500 to the clerk. The clerk will issue a receipt to the owner and notify the tow company that the hold is lifted. The owner will then have to go the respective tow company (Arties Towing, Redmon's Towing or Bloomingdale Towing) to get their vehicle. The owner is responsible for paying the tow company the towing and storage fee.
The owner of the vehicle can have a preliminary hearing for the impoundment within the first 24 hours. The owner will have to come to the front desk of the Police Department and tell the clerk that they want to have a hearing on the impoundment of the vehicle. The on-duty supervisor will conduct a preliminary hearing with the owner and determine whether the vehicle will continue to be impounded or not. If the owner is denied the return of the vehicle, the owner will then be contacted by the village in the form of a certified letter informing the owner when the hearing on the matter will take place. The owner can still obtain the vehicle back prior to having a hearing in front of the administrative hearing officer by paying the a $500 penalty and all towing and storage costs.
A hearing is held in front of a administrative hearing officer to determine whether the driver of the owner’s vehicle was in violation of village ordinance or not. If the administrative hearing officer rules in favor of the village, the $500 penalty stands. If the hearing officer rules in favor of the driver, the $500 is returned to the owner.
Beginning May 1, 2014, the Village of Hanover Park began utilizing an adjudication process for the mediation of all parking and local ordinance tickets. If one is a resident of the Village and receives a parking ticket, on the ticket is a hearing date should you wish to be heard in regards to the violation. Hearings are held at the Village Hall, 2121 Lake Street, Room 214. Simply report on the date assigned and check in with the clerk. Please be advised that in accordance with Article XVIII Section 2-744(D)(4), if one is found liable at a hearing then a $100 court fee will be assessed on top of the initial fine of the ticket.
If one is a Non-Resident of the Village the individual may waive their appearance and submit an affidavit stating the facts or reasons for contesting the ticket. These forms may be obtained at the Police Department front desk. Please be advised that in accordance with Article XVIII Section 2-744(D)(4) if the Adjudicating Judge determines one is liable then a $100 court fee will be assessed on top of the initial fine of the ticket.
Hanover Park prohibits parking overnight on village streets. Overnight parking is allowed on certain streets throughout the village which are posted with signs.
If one has a computer, smart phone, iPad, or tablet then night parks can be self entered on the Night Parking page. Complete the information as requested. You will need a valid email address to complete the process, as residents will receive a confirmation email providing information and a confirmation number. Residents will need this confirmation in the event that a ticket is issued in error. In the event one does not have a computer or internet access we will be happy to help over the phone by calling us at 630-823-5500.
Except between the hours of 9 p.m. on each Sunday through Thursday until 7 a.m. of the following day, and except between the hours of 9 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday until 9 a.m. of the following day, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any sidewalk or parkway. At no time shall any portion of any parked vehicle extend into any roadway.
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street in the village at any time within 24 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred, except on those streets where late night parking is permitted in section 62-11-1327(b), that within 24 hours after a snowfall of two or more inches vehicles shall be parked only on the side of the street on the day during which late night parking is permitted.
This is needed so the Public Works Department can efficiently and safely clear the roadways and allow the safe flow of traffic on the Village roadways. The snow removal of major roadways such as Lake Street, County Farm, Barrington Road and Irving Park are the jurisdiction of the state and/or county.
De-escalation is an integral part of our officers’ training beginning at the police academy. In the State of Illinois, the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act (50 ILCS 727) and the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705) provide training mandates for police officers in a variety of relevant areas. These include:
These concepts are then reinforced in ongoing online training officers receive annually. Further, the Hanover Park Police Departmetn has set as a goal that all officers will receive the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. CIT training has been a major training development in law enforcement in the past several years. CIT focuses on better preparing officers to work with people who are in crisis and employ alternatives to the use of force that can be employed when possible. While CIT is a comprehensive, multi-faceted program, the general focus of it is:
Overall, we seek to train officers that the use of force, while sometimes unavoidable, should be a last resort when there are other strategies that can be attempted safely.
By Illinois state law, officers may not use chokeholds unless they are in a situation in which lethal force is justified against that person (720 ILCS 5/7-5.5). This means that the force must be reasonable and in direct response to a threat of imminent death or great bodily harm to themselves or another person. We do not train officers to use these holds; they would be considered a last resort type of maneuver.
By policy, Hanover Park Police Officers are not permitted to transport prisoners in the prone position. Additionally, policy requires that if a subject is subdued in a prone position, officers must get the subdued person out of the prone position as soon as possible and monitor for the need of medical assistance.
Hanover Park Police Officers are required to report any employee of the department engaged in any type of criminal behavior or inducing another employee to commit an unlawful act or violation of a regulation. Officers failing to abide by this policy would be subject to disciplinary action.
Officers are forbidden from firing at moving vehicles except in self-defense or defense of another. They are also not permitted to fire from moving vehicles.
Hanover Park Police Officers must use only the objectively reasonable amount of force that is necessary to neutralize an unlawful assault, overcome resistance of taking a person into custody, or to accomplish another lawful objective. Force must always start at the objectively reasonable level considered safe and appropriate considering the resistance and threat confronted. The scale of use of force options ranges from verbal persuasion to non-deadly force, and then to deadly force. Officers are limited to the use of weapons that are approved by the department, and any other items are prohibited.
Hanover Park Police Department policy does not ever permit force that is ‘excessive.’ Any force used must be objectively reasonable and necessary under the circumstances in which it is used. Officers must report all uses of force and are held accountable for each use of force. Officers are only permitted to use deadly force when the officer reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to the officer or another person. By policy, the use of a firearm is always considered force likely to cause death or great bodily harm regardless of the extent of the injury inflicted.
Officers may only use the objectively reasonable amount of force that is necessary in a given situation. Hanover Park Police Policy states that, when practicable, verbal commands should accompany all levels of force in an effort to gain compliance. Officers are held accountable for all force that is used and must report each use of force conducted.
Yes. All uses of force by officers must be reported to the on-duty supervisor immediately and then, as soon as is practicable, in written form via the Response to Resistance Report as well as documented in a standard police report. If the use of force involves the use of a Conducted Electrical Weapon (a TASER or similar device), a CEW Deployment Form must also be completed. Once submitted, these use of force reports are reviewed by supervisors at multiple levels of authority, culminating with the review of the Deputy Chief of Operations. Use of force incidents are complied and analyzed by the Deputy Chief of Operations, who submits an annual review of use of force by the department.
Yes. The Hanover Park Police Department hiring and background process is stringent and comprehensive. Police Officer candidates must pass a written exam, an oral interview, a polygraph exam, and a thorough background investigation. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the candidate must complete a psychological examination and medical examination. A review of the candidate’s past work history, social media, arrest history, and many other areas are thoroughly reviewed. Candidates whose background investigations turned up evidence of any of those listed issues would be disqualified from the process.
Any time force of any nature is used against a person, it is the initial responsibility of personnel using the force or making the arrest to ensure that the subject of that force receives medical attention if needed. Any injuries that are sustained must be documented in the Response to Resistance Report. Additionally, the on-duty supervisor is required to ensure that medical attention is provided to every person who has been struck by a less lethal extended range impact device or conducted electrical weapon (CEW or TASER).
The Hanover Park Police Department records, reviews, and evaluates every single incident involving use of force by an officer. Each incident is reviewed at multiple levels of supervision, culminating with a review by the Deputy Chief of Operations. On an annual basis, the Deputy Chief of Operations completes a comprehensive analysis of all use of force incidents by the department.
There is no set number of incidents that is established when determining police officer discipline for use of force. When inappropriate force is used, a determination will be made following the completion of an internal investigation. It could be that one incident, if egregious enough, could lead to an officer’s termination.
If a civilian death occurred in police custody, for any reason, an investigation would be conducted by the DuPage or Cook County State’s Attorney’s Offices, and the Illinois Department of Corrections. It is anticipated that, should an in-custody death occur as a result of an excessive use of force, an investigation would be conducted by the Illinois Attorney General and the United States Department of Justice. There have been no in-custody deaths that have occurred resulting from any use of force by Hanover Park Police in the past twenty years.
The Hanover Park Police Department takes and investigates ALL complaints. This practice is prescribed by our written policy, which is reviewed by personnel on at least an annual basis. It is important to note that we will take complaints in any form. Historically, we have received complaints in person, voicemail, email, written letters, and social media messages as examples. Complaints can also be transmitted internally (i.e. employee complaining about another employee’s conduct).
Complaint forms are available at the front desk of the PD. Additionally, they can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to complainants. Complaints against a police officer are accompanied by a sworn affidavit. Once a complaint is received, the Deputy Chief of Support Services oversees the handling of this complaint. For less serious conduct, an informal inquiry is conducted. For serious policy violations, illegal activity, or other significant allegation, a formal inquiry is conducted. Formal inquiries generally involve allegations that, if found to be factual, could result in a suspension of more than three days or termination of the officer.
Following the investigation, the Deputy Chief ensures that the complainant is notified of the outcome of the case. This is done in writing. The Deputy Chief also tracks all internal investigations and completes an annual analysis. The results of this analysis are published here on this website and in the Annual Report for transparency purposes. Historically, we experience only a handful of internal investigations each year.
To learn more about internal investigations, click here.
In December of 2014, President Obama commissioned the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This Task Force was chaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and was comprised of law enforcement professionals, community and youth leaders, and academics. The President’s Task Force sought to identify best practices in policing and provide guidance on how to promote effective crime control while focusing on building public trust in the police. The Task Force released a comprehensive report in 2015, presenting six main topic areas or ‘pillars’ for law enforcement agencies to focus on: Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education, and Officer Safety and Wellness. Within each Pillar’s subsection of the report, the Task Force made numerous recommendations for law enforcement agencies to adopt. Use of force, de-escalation strategies, community policing, and partnership building were major areas of concentration in the report. The Task Force report became a significant topic of conversation within the law enforcement profession immediately upon its release.
As an agency, we took an in-depth look at the report and all the recommendations made under each pillar. A comprehensive report on Hanover Park PD’s compliance with the Task Force Report was completed and disseminated in June of 2016. We found that most of the recommendations made were things we had already done or were in the process of doing. While the report is now five years old, we consider it to still be an excellent guiding document for managing a police agency in the United States. The Hanover Park compliance report was unique, and we are proud to say we were one of the first agencies to undertake this. The report itself has been shared with police agencies in several states, and Deputy Chief Johnson, who compiled the report, was a guest blogger on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Social Media Beat blog, discussing how the department analyzed and implemented the Task Force Report’s recommendations. The report can be viewed here.
The Hanover Park Police Department, with the full support of Village officials and administrators, is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is a joint effort of law enforcement’s major executive associations:
CALEA accreditation is an on-going process that requires our Department to:
We are a Gold Standard agency, having been accredited continuously since 2001, and accredited with excellence as we comply with 100% of the mandatory CALEA standards and over 97% of the non-mandatory standards.
Hanover Park Police Department directives clearly define police officer and civilian employee authority, procedures, and responsibilities. Annual reviews are conducted in many areas, such as use of force and commendations/complaints, to guide policy development and management decisions. CALEA compliance ensures the Department is prepared to properly address daily operations, critical incidents, training needs, and to build community relationships.
With CALEA guidance, the Hanover Park Police Department is dedicated to policing in a manner that provides services properly and enforces laws fairly, while demanding all our employees protect the rights and dignity of all people equally.
Speeding is a problem that plagues many communities including Hanover Park. As such, the Police Department works closely with the community to educate drivers and enforce speed laws in many areas of town. The police use a variety of enforcement techniques that include use of the speed trailer and selective enforcement by the patrol division. The Village of Hanover Park has posted speed limits that range from 15 to 45 miles per hour. These speeds are based on Traffic Engineering Surveys that take into consideration the roadway conditions, accident records, and the speed of drivers.
Drivers are required to know to drive at a safe speed; as defined by the Illinois Vehicle Code. In Hanover Park, the speed limit on all residential streets is 20 miles per hour. Questions should be directed to the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit at 630-823-5481.
Learn about the requirements on our Stop / Yield Signs page.
The purpose of a traffic signal is to assign right-of-way to opposing movements of traffic at an intersection. As such, it may be necessary to install a traffic signal if the traffic volume increases and four-way stop signs do not lessen problems. However, improperly placed traffic signals can cause an increase in traffic accidents, particularly rear end collisions. Additionally, pedestrians can gain a false sense of security from crosswalks and red lights, which may result in an increase in pedestrian accidents. Before installing a traffic signal at an intersection, traffic engineers have to evaluate the following questions:
Traffic engineers use national standards to evaluate an intersection that may need a traffic signal. Properly placing traffic signals will decrease accidents and improve traffic flow. Questions should be directed to the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit at 630-823-5481.
Speed bumps are not recognized by the State of Illinois as an official traffic control device, and as such the Village of Hanover Park does not use them on public streets. Additionally, they would hinder snow removal operations during the winter months. Questions should be directed to the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit at 630-823-5481.
Parents who are concerned about the safety of their children sometimes request that the Village install "Children at Play" signs, believing that these signs will provide added protection to their children near roadways. Posting "Children at Play" signs in residential areas does not reduce vehicle speeds or pedestrian accidents. Most importantly, the use of these signs creates a false sense of security in both parents and children.
Of particular concern is that "Children at Play" signs may suggest to children that it is acceptable to play in Village streets, which could lead to devastating results. And, in the case of a vehicle/pedestrian accident, the pedestrian always loses. It is important to teach children to respect moving vehicles and how to be a safe pedestrian. Most importantly, children should not play in or near roadways. Questions should be directed to the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit at 630-823-5481.
Crosswalks can either be "marked" with painted lines of white or yellow, or left "unmarked" at an intersection. The purpose of a "marked" crosswalk is to encourage pedestrians to use a particular crossing. Normally, crosswalks are "marked" at places where there is an abundance of pedestrian movement, at a signal, and where pedestrians cannot recognize a proper place to cross.
However, if "marked" crosswalks are not frequently used by pedestrians, then drivers tend to forget that they exist. As a result, accidents can occur when pedestrians rely on crosswalks to provide them with a safe barrier from traffic. It is important that pedestrians remain attentive and cautious of on-coming vehicles on a roadway before crossing a street, regardless of the presence, or lack of, a crosswalk. Questions should be directed to the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit at 630-823-5481.
Upon receipt of a citizen concern about speeding vehicles, the police department first must determine if indeed there is a speeding problem. Determining if there is a problem is performed by the use of the speed trailer. The speed trailer is a radar unit housed within a trailer containing the posted speed limit and a display which shows the motorist the speed at which they are currently traveling. The speed trailer logs the speeds and calculates average speeds and vehicle counts. If data indicates that speeding is a problem, several methods of speed-reduction operations may be utilized.
Selective Enforcement is the distribution of police manpower to a target location. Police Officers are assigned to this location in patrol vehicles and will issue citations and/or warnings to drivers for speeding and other traffic violations. Officers must log time devoted and number of citations in each selective enforcement location. Unfortunately, there is no general solution to the problem of speeding traffic. Often times, the true problem stems mostly from drivers that live in the neighborhood. There will always be drivers that speed through residential a areas, and it is important for residents in a neighborhood to be aware of this issue. The best answer the Police Department may provide is that parents should always be conscientious of their children when playing near streets and intersections. Children should be educated on street safety and this should continually be reinforced.
Questions should be directed to the Strategic Enforcement and Prevention Unit at 630-823-5481.
Hydrant flushing usually happens at the end of August to mid-September of each year; flushing takes place between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm. Watch for signs posted in your neighborhood advising of the exact days. Visit our website for more information and the schedule by area.
Hydrants are flushed to circulate fresh water. Most municipal water systems perform annual hydrant flushing to ensure delivery of the best water quality. Tap water may be discolored in your immediate area during flushing. Run water for a few minutes and make sure it is clear before using. Be sure to check the water before washing clothes, as sediment in the water may stain clothing.
If you are leaving town for an extended time period during the winter season, it is recommended that you leave your furnace thermostat set at a minimum of 50 degrees while you’re away. If this is not possible, you should have your water turned off outside at the B-box by the Public Works Department. Contact the Water Billing Department at 630-823-5600 to schedule an appointment.
If you experience low water pressure throughout the entire residence and it occurred suddenly, you should check the valves located on each side of the water meter and verify they are completely opened. These valves may be partially closed by children playing, or if a contractor was working on the system.
If the low pressure has occurred over time and is noticeable at only one or two faucets, try cleaning out the aerators on the faucets in question. Simply unscrew the aerator from the faucet, remove the pieces, and rinse water backwards through the aerator.
The Public Works Department will only remove dead animals on public property (curb, parkway, sidewalk, or street). Property owners are responsible for disposal of dead animals on private property. Dead animals may be bagged and disposed of with your regular trash.
If you have nuisance wildlife on your property, please contact a private animal control service.
Homeowners are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of their sewer service line beginning at the house and up to where it connects with the Village sewer main. Should a sewer blockage occur Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, contact the Public Works Department at (630) 823-5700, a village representative will come to your home and determine the location of the problem. After hours, call the non-emergency Police Department at 630-823-5500. If the problem is a blockage in the Village main line, a Village crew will be dispatched to clear the obstruction. If not, you will be advised to call a Village licensed plumber to rod (clear) your homes sanitary sewer service line.
Please report it to the Engineering Department at 630-823-5651. If calling after hours, please leave a voice mail and include address or location.
No, the Village plows all the public residential and industrial park streets, but roads like Lake Street, Barrington Road and Irving Park Road are plowed by the State of Illinois, and roads like County Farm Road, Schick Road (east of County Farm), Army Trail, etc are plowed by DuPage County.
No, it is unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street in the village at any time within 24 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred, except on those streets where late night parking is permitted in section 62-11-1327(b) of the Village Code, that within 24 hours after a snowfall of two or more inches vehicles shall be parked only on the side of the street on the day during which late night parking is permitted. See Sec. 62-11-1323 of the Village Code.
Main streets (also known as “arterial streets”) are plowed first as they move the most traffic. In the event of a blizzard or a snow so large that crews cannot keep up, they will fall back and only plow the main roads until the snow ends. Secondary roads, like a residential street with relatively low traffic, will be plowed as part of the normal operation, but will be secondary to arterial streets.
Anti-icing begins days before a snowfall, with the application of salt brine and beet juice. Once the snow starts falling, Public Works typically begins plowing operations after about a half inch of snow has fallen or sooner if road condition reports indicate the need. Public Works aim to have all streets cleared within 8 hours after the snow stops falling.
No. Snow should be kept on the property onto which it fell. This would be in the yard or parkway. Pushing snow into the street can cause icy coditions that can lead to flooding and vehicle accidents.
We encourage residents to shovel around the fire hydrants in front of their home. This is a benefit to you and your neighbors should the Fire Department need quick access to the hydrant. Try to clear at least a two-foot area of snow from around the hydrant.
Unfortunately, the nature of plowing with blades on the front of trucks requires that the snow go to the right of the vehicle to go off the roadway. There is no method to keep snow out of driveways and the snow plow drivers do not raise the snow plow blades when passing driveways The streets must be plowed curb to curb to provide for proper drainage, mailbox accessibility, and to allow clearance for future snow removal. The plowing of some snow onto driveway entrances cannot be avoided. This can be limited if the resident deposits the snow removed from their driveway to the right side of the driveway as you face the street. Please do not shovel or snow blow the snow from your driveway back into the public roadway.
Public Works is responsible for plowing over 100 center lane miles of roadway in the Village. There are 197 cul-de-sacs in Hanover Park which are cleared by a contractor and take more time to plow and more difficult to clear (averaging 6-12 hours). Cul-de-sacs are the most difficult part of the community to keep clear due to the circular nature of the roadway and the small space available to put the snow. Please have patience with the process as it often takes a very long time. It is also very difficult not to disproportionately affect one home over other homes, but we make every effort to make sure that no one house gets disproportionately more snow in their driveway apron than others.
The Village will replace mailboxes that have been damaged through direct contact with a snow plow, if the original mailbox was installed in compliance with Village regulations. If your mailbox is damaged, a temporary repair will be made so that you can continue to receive mail delivery. When winter ends and the ground thaws, final repairs will be made. If replacement of the mailbox or post is required, a standard metal size mailbox and 4x4 wood post will be installed. Contact the Public Works Department at 630.823.5700 immediately to report mailbox damage.
Snow plow drivers are instructed not to stop while plowing. If you have a question, please contact the Public Works Department at 630.823.5700.
The concerts are located at the new Pavilion at the Hanover Park Sports Complex. The address is 1200 Sycamore, Hanover Park, Illinois.
Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00PM (**RAIN DATE**)
Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00PM
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00PM
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00PM
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. Village staff will make the decision to cancel before 4pm and post an anouncement on Facebook and website.
Chairs may be set up 2 hours prior to the start of the concert.
Any chairs set up prior to these times will be removed and placed at the edge of the concert area.
Please be courteous and respectful of other patrons as you set up your chairs and note chairs may not be set up on the paved section in front of the Pavilion stage. While you are welcome to set up your chairs and return later in the day, the Village is not responsible for lost, stolen or moved items.
For the safety, comfort and convenience of attendees, the Village reserved the right to ask patrons to remove any item the Village deems unsafe, items causing disruption to other patrons or are disrupting to the concert. Tables, sun umbrellas and grills are prohibited. Chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome and encouraged.
Yes and it is encouraged. Concert attendees are welcome to bring in their food and drink from home, or buy food from nearby businesses and bring it in. Any food brought in should be ready to eat. Cooking food on-site will not be permitted.
No alcohol will be sold at the concert. Attendees are permitted to bring in alcoholic drinks. We encourage guests to enjoy the concerts responsibly in a manner that will not disrupt other patrons. You must be 21 years of age.
No smoking is permitted at Village events which includes all Wednesday Night Live! concerts.
Dogs are allowed on Village property but must be on a leash at all times. Please be considerate of other patrons as there my be a large crowd, Please consider the safety and comfort of your pet and other concert attendees as you make your plans. If a problem arises, you will be asked to remove your dog from the premises.
If you have a question not covered in the FAQs, please contact Deputy Village Manager David Webb at 630.823.5611 or email@example.com.