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Code of Ordinances

The following is a description of the most referenced ordinances.

Garbage Storage 50.04
All garbage must be sealed in a tight-fitting container.
Garbage/recycling/landscape waste receptacles cannot be placed or stored on any area of a lot between the front side of any part of the residence (including the front side of an attached garage) and the street.  The front side of a residence on a corner lot would be the two sides facing the street.
Receptacles and items may not be placed roadside for pick-up until 6:00 p.m. the night before a scheduled pick-up (Sunday), and must be removed by 8:00 p.m. the day of pick-up (Monday).
Contact Groot (847/693-2700) for any questions regarding yard waste disposal, or to schedule pick-up of major appliances.  Excluded appliances include:  freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers due to their coolants.  Also, Groot will not take tires; tires may be brought to any tire store for recycling. Click here for electronics recycling locations.


Burning 50.06
At the Regular Village Board Meeting of April 10, 2006, The Lindenhurst Village Board passed an ordinance amending  the "Burning Refuse" Section 50.06 of Chapter 11 of the Municipal Code.  This amendment prohibits leaf, landscape waste and brush burning and went into affect May 1, 2006.


*  Wood may be burned any time; however, the burning of leaves, landscape waste, brush, garbage or any construction materials is prohibited.
    NOTE:  The burning must be enclosed, and must be 20 feet from any structure, fence, wetland, tree or bush, but can not take place on any public road or right-of-way.  The fire must be constantly attended by a competent person with an extinguishing source ready.
*  Fires must be immediately extinguished if so requested by a Village employee due to hazards caused by atmospheric conditions, excessive smoke, or high flame.
*  Burning Tips:

*  Be courteous and respectful to your neighbors, especially those with breathing problems.  Let them know before you burn.

*  Do not burn on windy days, or days when the wind blows towards your neighbors.

*  Do not burn wet wood.  Smoke from such fires stays closer to the ground and longer in the breathing zone.

*  Always attend, manage, and control your fire.  Always have a hose or water source nearby.

*  Do not burn in ditches, drainage ways or within 25 feet of a body of water.

Water Conservation 51.010
May 15th through September 15th, watering of planted vegetation is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and is restricted to even number houses watering on even numbered days and odd numbered houses watering on odd numbered days (i.e. 220 Briar Lane can water on May 16th, 18th, 20th, etc. and 2505 Heron Drive can water on May 15th, 17th, 19th, etc.); car washing is permitted at any time.

Discharge into Village Sewer System 51.052/51.053
*No person shall discharge into any Village storm or sanitary sewer any substance which could pose a health or environmental threat, or harm the sewers or sanitary treatment equipment.
Sump pump water discharge can take place on private property but not onto public right-of-way if an icing condition will result.


Skateboards, Scooters, Roller Skates, Etc. 72.17
Tricycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and the like are not permitted on the roadways of Grand Ave., Grass Lake Rd., Beck Rd., Federal Pkwy., Hawthorne, Sprucewood, Sand Lake Rd., Lake Shore Dr. at any time, and not permitted on any Village roadways between sunset and sunrise.  Note:  Motorized scooters are not permitted on Village roads at any time.
Bicycles and skateboards are not permitted on Plaza sidewalks.


Snowmobile Regulations 72.32
Snowmobiles can only be operated on private property with the permission of the owner.
Snowmobiles are not permitted on any public right of way or roadway, school grounds, Village or Park District property.
Snowmobiles are permitted on Lake Linden under the following conditions:
1. 10 mph speed limit
2. at least 75 feet from the shoreline
3. and clear of non-snowmobilers and skating areas.


Common Parking Violations
2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Parking on Village streets is prohibited all year.
Parking of Village streets is prohibited during Snow Removal Operations in excess of two inches until they are complete.
Vehicles displayed "For Sale" on a roadway, lawn, or shopping center. May only be displayed in private driveways.
Parking on Grass
Left Side to Curb
*On or over any sidewalk
*Within 20 feet of an Intersection
Within 15 feet of a Fire Hydrant
Parking overnight at Beaches and/or Parks
Any place where the vehicle reduces the usable width of the roadway to less than 18-feet.


Truck Parking Prohibited 73.06
*The parking of trucks (other than pickup style or vans), school or passenger buses, converted/modified school or passenger buses, is not permitted on any public or private property.
1) Truck is in the process of being loaded or unloaded
2) Truck is parked in a nonresidential zoning district being used for a business located on that lot
3) Occupant of the truck is performing repair or construction work on the premises, and is needed in the performance of that work.


Recreational Vehicles (RV) 159-6.0211
EXAMPLES: Pop-up campers, motor home, travel trailers, campers, boats or other watercraft, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snow mobiles
Cannot have more than 2 RV parked or stored in the open.

The maximum size permitted is 32 feet long, 10 feet high, or 8 feet wide.
The RV must be parked in rear or side yard, and if faces a street, must have a 6 foot visual barrier of vegetation or fencing. If impossible to park in rear or side due to barriers, may store the RV on the driveway or hard surface closest to the side lot line.

The RV must be parked on a hard, dustless surface.
RV's meeting the size limitations may temporarily be parked on the driveway for maintenance for a maximum of 72 hours.
RV's cannot be used as living/sleeping quarters, and cannot be connected to any utilities.
No RV shall have its wheels or hitches removed or affixed to the ground in any way.
No RV shall be parked or stored in such a way so as to create a dangerous or unsafe condition.
No part of any RV may be parked or stored over or within any public road right-of-way.
The area around and underneath the RV must be kept free of tall grass, weeds or debris.  Cannot use the RV for storage of any other material or goods.
Any liquefied petroleum gas cylinders on a RV must have their valves in the "off" position.

Animal Violations 90.00
No person shall cruelly treat or abandon an animal in the Village.
Residents are permitted a maximum combination of 3 cats and/or dogs.
Animals are not permitted to be off the owner's property unless the animal is controlled on a leash no longer than 10-feet in length.
Animals cannot disturb the peace, day or night.
Animal defecation must be removed immediately including public rights of way.
Hunting is prohibited.
*Current rabies inoculations are required through the Lake County Health Department. (Dogs and cats are not licensed through the Village)


Fireworks 92.35
*It is unlawful to sell or discharge any fireworks within the Village.


Inoperable Vehicles - 11-11-1866 Property Maintenance Code (302.8)
*It is not permitted to store an inoperable vehicle, nor any motor vehicle parts, in public view.  An inoperable vehicle is any vehicle incapable of being driven under its own power upon any road, OR any motor vehicle that does not have current registration.  Thus, any vehicle without valid registration displayed is in violation.


Public Nuisances Affecting Public Health 94.03
Animal or bird carcasses on private property; must be properly disposed of in a sanitary manner within 24-hours of death.
Accumulations of garbage, debris, decayed animal or vegetable matter, trash, rubbish, rotting lumber, bedding, packing material, abandoned or disabled vehicles or machinery, scrap metal, or any material in which flies, mosquitoes, other disease-carrying insects, rats or other vermin may breed.
All stagnant water in which mosquitoes, flies or other insects can multiply.
Any use of property, substance or things causing an offensive or disagreeable odor.


Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety 94.05
All trees, hedges, signs, or other obstructions which prevent drivers from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or crosswalk.
All limbs of trees which project less than 8-feet high over a public sidewalk, and less than 10-feet high over a public street.
Loud and discordant noises are not permitted.
Weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Parks, Lakes and Beaches 95.00
Closed sunset to sunrise.  Lighted athletic facilities close at 11:00 p.m.
Pets are not allowed.  Exception:  Dogs assisting a sight impaired person.
Parking not permitted after closing hours.
Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades or skateboards are not permitted on any tennis court surface unless a posted Park District sign allows for such use.
*A watercraft is any type of boat capable of transporting people. All watercraft on Village lakes must display a current Village Watercraft Sticker affixed to its bow. Watercraft Stickers are available at the Village Hall free of charge to residents.
The watercraft cannot have a gas powered engine. Watercraft with electric powered motors shall be limited to a maximum of 12 volts, except pontoon boats whose motors are not to exceed 24 volts.

Watercraft must be operated 25 feet from any shoreline, beach, or roped-off swimming area.

95.58 FISHING.

(A) No person, firm or corporation shall fish on any lake within the village except as allowed within this chapter.

(B) Fishing on lakes within the village is restricted as follows: 

(1) Lake Linden: Fishing is allowed, but largemouth bass, muskie and channel catfish may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught. Also, there is a limit on catching bluegills of 25 per day.

(2) Lake Potomac: Fishing is allowed starting August 1, 2000, but largemouth bass, muskie and channel catfish may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught. Also, there is a limit on catching bluegills of 25 per day.

(3) Spring Ledge Lake: Fishing is allowed, but largemouth bass, muskie and channel catfish may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught. Also, there is a limit on catching bluegills of 25 per day.

(4) Lake Waterford: Fishing is allowed starting August 1, 2000, but largemouth bass, muskie and channel catfish may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught. Also, there is a limit on catching bluegills of 25 per day.

(C) No baitfish are allowed to be used while fishing on any lake within this village.

(D) No fish shall be transferred from any source into any lake in the village except as authorized and approved by the village board.

(Ord. 94-7-885, passed 7-25-1994; Am. Ord. 95-5-927, passed 5-22-1995; Am. Ord. 96-3-974, passed 3-25-1996; Am. Ord. 96-12-1004, passed 12-9-1996; Am. Ord. 98-11-1109, passed 11-23-1998; Am. Ord. 99-11-1160, passed 11-22-1999; Am. Ord. 00-7-1190, passed 7-10-2000; Am. Ord. 05-3-1459, passed 3-28-2005; Am. Ord. 05-12-1510, passed 12-12-2005)


Street Numbering  - Chapter 93 Property Maintenance Code
To better enable a timely response for emergency services, homeowners are responsible for displaying their correct street number in a conspicuous place on the side of the building facing the street. The numbers shall be 3 to 6 inches in height and made of light-reflecting material.


Depositing Materials on Public Property 96.05
It is unlawful to deposit any material, debris, ice, or snow onto the street, sidewalk, or public property. Includes blowing or plowing snow into street.


Weeds/Tall Grass - 11-11-1866 Property Maintenance Code (302.4)
* Grass exceeding 8 inches, and all weeds, are not permitted.


Soliciting 113.070
Only solicitors registered with the Lindenhurst Police Department are permitted to solicit.
Only between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and National Holidays.
Solicitors are required to have their Village registration on their person.
Residents may post a notice prohibiting soliciting.


Bill Posting and Handbills 116.030
Advertisements and notices cannot be placed upon sidewalks, curbs lamp posts, fences, electric lights, trees/shrubs, utility poles, or public buildings.
Distribution of handbills require a $50 annual license.
Handbills cannot be deposited on vehicles nor in public places.
Handbills can only be deposited at inhabited private property, and in such a manner as to prevent them from drifting elsewhere.


Airguns and Projectile Equipment 131.22
*Cannot possess any type of loaded airgun in any public place.
*It is unlawful to fire or discharge any firearm, sling shot, or any other instrument from which a missile is discharged or hurled, within the Village.


Discarded refrigerators 131.28
It is a Class C misdemeanor to leave a discarded or abandoned refrigerator/icebox/ice chest accessible to children, with its doors or lid intact.
Refrigerators may not be placed roadside for pick-up until 6:00 p.m. the night before a scheduled pick-up.
Residents must contact an authorized contractor for removal of all white goods (not part of regular garbage service).


Curfew 131.30
Persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian between the hours of:
11:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights
12:01 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday nights


Political Signs 157.04 (C)
May only be displayed on private property.
May not be placed upon sidewalks, curbs, lamp posts, fences, mailboxes, electric lights, trees/shrubs, utility poles, or public buildings.


Garage Sales 157.04 (D)
May have only 2 garage sales within a calendar year, and not more than 4 consecutive days in duration.
Signs announcing temporary garage sales may be posted on private property with the permission of the owner.  No such signs shall be placed upon any publicly owned lands or upon any public street right of way.
Signs can not exceed 6 square feet in area, and shall not be attached to lamp posts, fences, mailboxes, electric lights, utility poles, or public buildings.
Signs must include the name and/or address of the party responsible, and the dates of the sale.