Building Codes & Ordinances

Codes Enforced

The Village has adopted and enforces the some National and State Codes, including:

The South Chicago Heights, Illinois - Code of Ordinances is available online at Municode.

Typical Ordinance Infractions

Ordinance violations that a resident or business owner will be issued a citation for include:

  • Garbage not in cans
  • Garbage out too early
  • Grass not cut
  • Having junk cars on property
  • No building permit
  • No business license
  • Not removing graffiti
  • Parking on gravel, dirt, or grass
  • Property in need of painting or repairs
  • Property not kept up