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A permit can be obtained by visiting the Village Hall at 850 Waukegan Road or download an application for this website.
The cost of the permit is generally based on the cost of the job; however there are other costs that may be included depending on the type of project which is planned.
The caller-ID number for calls generated by the CivicReady service will be from a phone number with area code 224. In addition, messages will begin with a Village identifier For example: "Hello, this is a message from the Village of Deerfield with important safety information". The message content will follow this standard introduction.
On April 2, 2018, the Village Board passed an ordinance banning the use and sale of coal tar pavement sealants and regulating the licensing of pavement sealant professionals.
The purpose of the ban is to regulate the use and sale of coal tar pavement sealants and licensing of pavement sealant professionals.
This ban affects pavement sealant professionals who work in Deerfield, businesses that could potentially sell coal tar based sealants and anyone paving or sealing a driveway or parking lot in the Village of Deerfield.
May 1, 2018
Coal tar is a thick, black or brown liquid that is a byproduct of the carbonization of coal for the steel industry or the gasification of coal to make coal gas. Coal tar is a byproduct of the coking of coal for the steel industry and coal-tar pitch is the residue remaining after the distillation of coal tar. Coal-tar pitch is 50 percent or more Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by weight and are a potential concern for human health and aquatic life.
PAHs are a group of chemical compounds that form whenever anything with a carbon base is burned, from wood and gasoline to cigarettes and meat. PAHs also are in objects and materials, such as automobile tires and coal tar, the production of which involves the heating of carbon-based materials. PAHs are of environmental concern because several are toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and/or teratogenic (causing birth defects) to aquatic life, and seven are probable human carcinogens. Exposure to PAHs, especially early in childhood, has been linked by health professionals to an increased risk of lung, skin, bladder and respiratory cancers.
Coal tar is used in certain pavement sealants. These type of sealants are no longer sold in local area home improvement stores (e.g. Home Depot) and are prohibited in the Village of Deerfield.
Coal-tar-based sealcoat products typically are 20 to 35 percent coal-tar pitch. Product analyses indicate that coal-tar-based sealcoat products contain about 1,000 times more PAHs than sealcoat products with an asphalt base.
Asphalt based sealants are a readily available alternative with less potential health concerns. Asphalt based sealants have been primarily used west of the Continental Divide for decades.
Homeowners that choose to sealcoat their driveway on their own and do not hire a pavement sealant professional do not need to obtain a license.
Pavement sealant professionals working in Deerfield must possess a license with the Village and display a decal on the windshield of their vehicles. You may also ask a pavement sealant professional or contact the Village’s Community Development Department at 847.719.7484.
Yes. All pavement sealant professionals working in the Village of Deerfield must obtain a license from the Village prior to conducting any pavement sealing work.
Fill out an online pavement sealant professional license application form. Once approved, you will receive a license.
There is a $100 annual fee. Your license must be renewed each year.
Any person found guilty of violating the ordinance will face a daily fine of $50-$1,000. Pavement sealant professionals may also have their license revoked.
Please contact the Community Development Department at 847.719.7484 with questions. You may also stop by in person at Village Hall (850 Waukegan Road).
Current rates are $8.04 per dwelling for once a week residential service collection. For condominium or townhouse containerized service, current rates are $2.32 per month, per unit.
The Community Development Department is responsible for all aspects of planning, building, and zoning. The Department administers and enforces the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Building Codes. The Department is responsible for providing staff assistance to a number of commissions.
The Department provides analysis and technical assistance of all items that come before the Plan Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Village Center Commission, the Appearance Review Commission, the Electrical Commission, the Board of Building Appeals, and various task forces, as well as coordinates the activities of these commissions. Building plan review, permit approval, inspection services, zoning compliance approvals for new businesses, and maintaining records of approved plans are also provided by the Department.
The Comprehensive Plan is Deerfield's road map for the future. It is an official public document that provides a long-range guide for land use, transportation, public facilities and natural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and appointed Village officials by providing a framework that can be used to evaluate development proposals and the document will direct the Village's growth in the context of a 20 to 25 year planning horizon.
The Comprehensive Plan allows residents and local decision-makers to identify and respond to changing community needs and desires in a proactive way rather than a reactive way. The current Comprehensive Plan was revised over an 18 month period and was approved in October 2004 by the Board of Trustees. View
A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is an area of minimum size, as specified by the Zoning Ordinance, to be planned, developed, operated and maintained as a single entity under unified ownership or control, containing one or more principal buildings to accommodate one or more Permitted Uses or Special Uses as allowed by the underlying zoning district provisions.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a method for funding redevelopment activities or to renovate planning areas. The technique uses the increase in property tax revenue produced by a redevelopment project to finance the necessary public investment in that project area. The TIF allows a municipality to capture the increase in various local property taxes. It works in the following way: when a redevelopment plan is adopted, the existing total value of all taxable property in the project area is frozen at the current assessment.
Once this baseline is established, all future property tax revenues above the base generated by the redevelopment (which normally would be distributed to all taxing bodies having jurisdiction in the area) are allocated to the TIF redevelopment fund. Local taxing bodies (school districts, park district, fire protection district, etc.) continue to receive revenues generated from the current assessed valuation at the time the district is formed. Increases generated beyond this fixed amount (the increment) are paid to the TIF District. It is important to note that the tax base and not the tax revenue is frozen during the tax increment period.
As redevelopment proceeds in the TIF District, property owners pay more in taxes in correlation to the rise in their property values each year. But instead of distributing the additional property tax among the various local taxing bodies as usually done, the incremental growth in property taxes is reserved for improvements and expenses in the TIF District only. Deerfield's Village Center TIF has been a very useful tool to help revitalize the Village Center but it has now expired. The Lake Cook Road TIF expired in 2005.
The Plan Commission holds public hearings for Special Uses, Planned Unit Developments, Text Amendments, Subdivisions, Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, and other land use issues. The Plan Commission is a seven member Commission which meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. The Plan Commission is a recommending body to the Board of Trustees.
When considering a request, the Plan Commission considers its standards, the Comprehensive Plan, the petitioner’s proposal, public input, and makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board considers the Plan Commission’s recommendation and makes a final decision. The staff liaisons to the Plan Commission are Jeff Ryckaert, Principal Planner, who can be reached at 847-719-7482; and Dan Nakahara, Planner, who can be reached at 847-719-7480.
The Appearance Review Commission (ARC) has jurisdiction within the Village Center boundaries and in the C-2 Outlying Commercial District. The ARC is a seven member Commission which meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. Any exterior changes which would require a building permit or a deviation from an approved PUD need a certificate of approval issued by the ARC, including changes to building façades, sites, landscaping, and signs. The staff liaison to the ARC is Liz Delevitt, Planning and Design Specialist, who can be reached at 847-719-7483.
You will need to contact Kylie Cerk, Communications Specialist, at (847) 719-7404, to have a banner placed on the community banner pole. The Village has 2 community banner poles, 1 located at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, and 1 at the northeast corner of Deerfield Road and Waukegan Road. Read the
Since 2009, Illinois state law allows municipalities to arrange for the provision of electricity to residential and small commercial retail customers by alternative electric suppliers (i.e. suppliers other than ComEd). This process is known as electricity load aggregation. Electricity is still delivered by ComEd, which remains responsible for customer service, such as billing and outage response.
Deerfield approved an electricity aggregation program by referendum in March 2012. The Village joined with other municipalities in the North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium to operate the program from 2012 through 2017 and provide lower electricity rates to residents. In 2017, the Village paused its aggregation program when it could no longer guarantee residents would save money compared to ComEd’s default rate. Aggregation did not become economical again until recently, and mc2 was selected by the Consortium in early 2021 through a competitive bidding process open to all Illinois electricity suppliers.
mc² guarantees that eligible customers participating in the program will pay the exact same rate as the ComEd default rate, which fluctuates monthly. More information about the ComEd default rate is available here.
No. There are no enrollment or switching fees.
No. There is no termination fee; you are only obligated to pay for services rendered under the contract until your service is terminated. You may cancel at any time by calling mc2 at (855) 697-0286, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No. You will continue to receive a single bill from ComEd each month. “MC Squared Energy Services” will be designated as your supplier in the “Supply” section of your ComEd bill. ComEd will continue to bill you for distribution services and taxes. Payments should still be sent to ComEd at the address provided and how you pay your bill will not change. There is no impact to ComEd services such as Budget Billing, Peak Time Savings and/or financial assistance.
ComEd will continue to be responsible for the delivery of service to you, power outages and all emergencies, regardless of your electric supplier. Residential customers should contact ComEd at (800) 334-7661 for assistance with meter readings, outages, voltage or other delivery-related concerns.
If the Village of Deerfield decides to end the program at the end of the contract term (in three years), all accounts served by mc2 will be returned to ComEd service or the Village may select a different supplier to administer the program.
mc2 is required by law to send letters to all eligible participants to notify them of the new agreement terms and to provide them with the option to “opt out” or "opt in" before Deerfield enrollments become effective in October. If you take no action, you will be enrolled in the energy supply arrangement (whether through mc2 or ComEd) that is most advantageous to our electricity aggregation program.
This is normal and part of the program. If you received this letter, it is either because:
You are still supporting our electricity aggregation program even if you remain on ComEd service.
Unless you act to the contrary, mc2 will automatically enroll you in the type of service that is most advantageous to our electricity aggregation program. No action is necessary. If you were not moved to mc2 service but you wish to explicitly opt-in to have mc2 serve as your electric provider, you must take action to enroll. Visit www.mc2energyservices.com/special (enter promo code Deerfield) or call (855) 697-0286, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to enroll, you will never pay more than the ComEd rate. There are no enrollment or early termination fees.
Unless you act to the contrary, mc2 will automatically enroll you in the type of service that is most advantageous to our electricity aggregation program. No action is necessary. If you received an opt-out letter but do not wish to have mc2 serve as your electric provider, you must take action. You received a postage-prepaid reply card with your opt-out letter that you can return to mc2. You may also call (855) 697-0286, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or e-mail email@example.com. The deadline to opt out is August 31, 2021. However, if at any time you wish to return to ComEd service, there is no termination fee.
You can view sample copies of the opt-in and opt-out letters. There are many different reasons why you may receive an opt-in letter, and so the exact language will vary to match your situation.
MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2) is the only vendor endorsed by the Village of Deerfield. Any solicitor who comes to your door or calls asking you to switch to a new supplier is not associated with Deerfield’s Electric Aggregation Program, mc2 or ComEd.
Marketers may visit your home or call you with the goal of switching you to a different electricity supplier. Some of these marketers may be aggressive and may misrepresent themselves to you, offering a “utility rebate program” that could result in your electricity supply being priced much higher than the ComEd rate after a short-term “teaser” rate. The Illinois Attorney General recently negotiated a $2.65 million settlement with a retail energy marketing company based in part on allegations of aggressive marketing claims.
Here are some simple steps that you can take to avoid becoming a victim of an energy scam:
Place a “No Solicitors Invited” sign on your door.
Both ComEd and mc2 purchase all of their energy wholesale from PJM Interconnection, which is a regional power grid that serves all or part of fourteen states in the northeastern United States. Both companies report the same mix of energy sources including the use of renewable and nuclear energy. The Village of Deerfield will use all of the Civic Contribution generated by your participation to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) that represent increased usage of renewable resources in Deerfield’s electricity consumption.
The Village of Deerfield may use some or all of the Civic Contribution generated by your participation to purchase RECs on behalf of the community. A REC represents the environmental benefit of 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy that can be paired with electricity. The RECs will be from a renewable generation location located within the Midwest, including: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
No, Community Solar and Aggregation are two separate Village programs; however, they are both operated by mc2. Deerfield also has a Community Solar program that allows participants to save 20% on their energy supply costs through net metering credits. You can learn more at www.northshorecommunitysolar.com. Community Solar participants need to stay on ComEd’s default supply to receive the best savings and will not be enrolled in the aggregation program.
Water and sewer customers pay the following rates for 2023:
Water: $6.21 per hundred cubic feet (1 unit)
Sewer: $4.01 per hundred cubic feet (1 unit)
Direct debit, or automated bill pay, is a great way to ensure your bill is received by the Village in a timely manner. Credit cards may be used through the Village’s online payment website, Munis Self Service, or in person at the Village Hall Finance Department front desk. Additionally, there is a drop box located at Village Hall that is available 24 hours a day. It is collected every business day at 8 a.m. It is located in the median on Jewett Park Drive between the Village Hall and the Presbyterian Church.
Village of Deerfield Food and Beverage Tax Returns 850 Waukegan Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015
On May 7, 2018, the Village Board passed an ordinance allowing the regulation and licensing of massage establishments in the Village of Deerfield.
The purpose of the ordinance is to regulate and license for the protection of the public health, morals and welfare of the residents of the Village of Deerfield including, but not limited to, the prevention of such establishments from being used for the purposes of prostitution and the spread of disease through unsanitary practices and facilities.
The ordinance affects any business in the Village of Deerfield with a licensed massage therapist offering massage services.
August 1, 2018
A massage establishment is the premises where any person, business, firm, partnership, association, corporation or limited liability company engages in or carries on or permits to be engaged in or carried on any massage services.
You can fill out a massage establishment license form at www.deerfield.il.us or in person at Village Hall (850 Waukegan Road). You may return the form and the $100 non-refundable application fee (cash or check) to Andrew Lichterman, Assistant Village Manager, in person at Village Hall or by mail.
In addition to the completed application, you must submit the $100 non-refundable application fee; the $35 annual business license fee; a complete set of fingerprints (contact the Deerfield Police Department at 847.945.8636); and a copy of your lease for leased premises only.
There is a $100 non-refundable fee for the application and a $35 annual fee for the license. Your license must be renewed each year by December 31. The fee may be paid by cash or check. There is also an additional fee associated with supplying a complete set of fingerprints – please contact the Deerfield Police Department at 847.945.8636 to arrange.
The business license must be displayed in an open and conspicuous space on the premises.
The Chief of Police, any duly authorized police officer or a building and code enforcement officer of the Village shall have the right to enter the premises for the purpose of inspecting the premises. Books and records shall be available at all times for inspection by the Chief of Police or his authorized representative.
Any person found guilty of violating the ordinance will face a daily fine of $250-$1,000. Licensed massage therapists may also have their license revoked.
Please contact the Andrew Lichterman, Assistant Village Manager, with questions at 847.719.7403. or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also stop by in person at Village Hall.
Yes, but please follow the below guidelines.
Size and Condition
Solicitation can take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you would like a no soliciting sign to place on your front door, please stop by the Police Department or Village Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and we will be happy to provide you with one.
By Village ordinance you cannot park your vehicle on the street for 24 hours after 2 inches of snow has fallen or deposit snow from your property on the street or sidewalk.
A permit and scope of work from the contractor are required.
A final plumbing inspection by the Village of Deerfield is required to verify correction of the cross-connection.
All permitting fees are waived excluding the $80 Village of Deerfield plumbing inspection.
Fill out a registration form provided at Village Hall and return it to: Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. For more information or to register, contact Management Analyst David Fitzgerald-Sullivan at 847-719-7400.
If you experience any problems with taxi drivers while using a Taxi Subsidy Program ticket, please do the following:
1. Record the day and time of the trip 2. Record the Taxi Company and Taxi Number 3. Call David Fitzgerald-Sullivan at the Deerfield Village Manager's Office at 847-719-7400
Yes. Each vehicle garaged or registered with the Village must have a valid vehicle sticker displayed in the windshield at all times. Stickers expire July 1 of each year. The annual fee for the vehicle sticker is $30.
If you did not receive a renewal form by mail, contact the Finance Department at 847.945.5000 before July 1 and make arrangements to fill out a new form. You may also add a vehicle online here and purchase your sticker online. Stickers purchased, for any reason, after July 1 are subject to a 50% penalty. Renewals are sent out mid-May every year.
Stickers purchased online will be mailed to you directly. Customers typically receive their stickers within 3 to 5 business days of purchase.
If you are able to transfer the sticker, you may do so. Please contact the Finance Department at 847.945.5000 to inform us of updated vehicle information. If you are unable to transfer your sticker, a replacement sticker can be obtained for $1 from the Village Hall (850 Waukegan Road) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Replacement stickers cannot be purchased online.
Call Lakeshore Recycling at 844.NEED.LRS (844.633.3577) to report misses or problems.
The Village is split up into three sections.
Items like furniture, carpeting, etc. are picked up free of charge at the curb but must be broken down to 50 pounds if possible, and can be no longer than 4 foot in length and 18 inches in diameter. One item is allowed per week free of charge. "White goods" collections must be requested by calling Lakeshore Recycling at 844.NEED.LRS (844.633.3577).
Yard waste is collected once per week from April 1st until December 15th. Items should be in a 35 gallon paper bag & have a sticker affixed to the bag. Yard waste may also be placed in your compost container at no additional cost.
Yard waste stickers are $3.11 each.
Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:
- Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Rd
- Deerbrook Jewel, 16 Waukegan Rd
- Craftwood Lumber and Hardware, 1590 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park
- Highland Park Jewel Osco, 1600 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park
- Heinen's, 2503 Waukegan Rd, Bannockburn