FAQ Village Services

Village Services

  • Will the Village remove a dead animal from my property?
  • When does the Village plow streets?
  • How do I stop solicitors from visiting my home?
  • My organization would like to hold a raffle. What do I need to do and who should I call?
  • How can I find out if there are any special assessments on my property or speak to someone about my special assessment?

Will the Village remove a dead animal from my property?
The Public Works Department will remove dead animals from Village streets or parkways.  If the dead animal is located on private property, call either Cook County (708-974-6140) or DuPage County Animal Control (682-7197).  The Village does not have the equipment to handle wild animal relocations; however, there are animal and pest relocation firms listed in the phone book.

When does the Village plow streets?
The first streets plowed are the main thoroughfares, followed by secondary streets.  Cul-de-sacs are generally plowed last and are often done by outside contractors when snow is heavy or long hours have been worked.  Shoveling snow from driveways onto the street is illegal and cars parked on the street when snowfall is over 2" can be ticketed and towed since they impede plowing.  Our regular snow plow drivers do their best to clear the streets as quickly and safely as possible and have radio contact with the Police Department to have illegally parked cars removed. To learn more about the Village's snow plow operations, click here.

How do I stop solicitors from visiting my home?
To avoid solicitors, residents should post a "No Solicitors" sign on their front door or other prominent location.  Signs are available at Village Hall for $3.00.  Solicitors are licensed in the Village of Burr Ridge, and their practices are legislated by ordinance.  In the event that a solicitor comes to your residence after you have posted a sign, notify the Police Department since this is a violation of Village Ordinance.  The Ordinance prohibits solicitation prior to 9 AM or after sunset on any weekday, before 9 AM and after 5 PM on Saturday, and any time on Sunday or a State or national holiday.  The Ordinance does not, however, apply to persons seeking contributions on behalf of charitable or religious organizations or when undertaken by a person under 16 years of age.

Who should I talk to and what do I need to do to hold a raffle?
Before you hold a raffle, be sure to obtain a license from the Village Board.  A license application can be downloaded Raffle License. Please note that the Board of Trustees meets on the 2nd and forth Monday of the month and all license applications must be received one week prior to the Board meeting.

Only not-for-profit organizations may conduct a raffle within the Village.  Applicants can be obtained at the Village Hall from the Clerk, Karen Thomas.  Be sure to specify on the application the following information: where, when and at what time the raffle chances will be sold as well as the time and place for the determination of the winning chance or chances.  For more information, stop by the Village Hall or call Karen Thomas at 654-8181, ext. 2030.

How can I found out if there are any special assessments on my property or speak to someone about my special assessment?
Call 654-8181, ext. 2030 during normal business hours for information about payments, balances and other information regarding special assessments.