Snow Removal

Snow & Ice Control

Prompt removal of snow is important in the Village of Deerfield. Our first priority is to keep all main streets open for emergency vehicles and residential use. Once this has been accomplished, our Street Division then plows residential streets, followed by dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs, and finally alleyways.

After an accumulation of 2 inches of snow, parking is prohibited on any street for a period of 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. If snow removal is still needed after that period, parking is prohibited until operations are completed.

We ask all residents to help in the effort and not clear their driveways by returning snow to the street. Our objective is to maintain a safe and snow-free road system.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 847-317-7245.

Village Ordinance Section 22-71. No Parking; Snow Removal: (Ordinance 0-79-78, 12-3-1979)

Sidewalk Snow Removal

As part of the revised sidewalk snow clearing program, the Public Works Department clears approximately 24 miles of sidewalk throughout the Village. The new snow clearing route focuses on strategically important locations that includes the sidewalks along major thoroughfares such as Deerfield, Waukegan and Lake Cook Roads. The program also concentrates on the sidewalks around schools, the downtown shopping district and Metra parking lots.  

The sidewalk snow clearing map can be viewed here.

The Village asks all residents to please be considerate of pedestrians and school children by clearing sidewalks of snow and ice. For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 847-317-7245.
Snow Plow Diagram

Prevent Plows from Pushing Snow into your Driveway

One way to ensure that street plows do not fill a cleared driveway entrance with snow is to follow this simple guideline:

Shovel the snow to the side, along with the direction of traffic, and clear a pocket of snow on the other side of your driveway (see the illustration on the left). The accumulated snow in the plow will dump into the pocket and not on your driveway.

This simple step will reduce the amount of snow being plowed from the street into your driveway.