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If you have any questions as to whether a permit is required, please contact the Building & Code Enforcement Division at 815-748-2070. For the required permit applications and fees, please follow this link.
All public sidewalks shall be kept clear of ice and snow after an accumulation of 2 inches or more in accordance with Section 51.21-5 of the City of DeKalb Municipal Code. If a property is on a pedestrian safety route, then snow and ice must be removed from that sidewalk within 48 hours of the onset of a snow exceeding 2 inches of sleet or freezing rain. For more information, see Municipal Code Chapter 51
To obtain a copy of a police report, you must fill out a Freedom of Information Act request. This can be done online here or in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Police Department located at 700 West Lincoln Highway. You may also ask your insurance agent to obtain the report for you.
In case of suspected drug trafficking in your neighborhood, please contact the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8450. It is helpful to obtain as much information as you can, such as vehicle description, registration information, suspect(s) description, etc. Your call will remain anonymous. If you need immediate assistance, please call the non-emergency number at 815-748-8400.
To discuss your business' unique needs, you may contact the City's Planning Director at 815-748-2361. The City of DeKalb does not require every business to have a general business license. However, there are specific businesses and events which do require a license or permit. To determine if your business needs a license or permit, please visit:
The DeKalb County Assessor maintains a database of the property owner of record for each parcel. To search the Assessor's website, please visit:
Aerial views of DeKalb floodplain properties can be obtained from the FEMA Mapping Service website within the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) website. Information on the National Flooding Insurance Program can be found at Floodsmart.gov website. Or, the viewing of a paper copy of the flood maps is possible at the Engineering Division. The Engineering Division will also provide assistance with determining the flood zone and base flood elevation of the floodplain property by the resident, realtor or lender calling 815 748-2070.
Effective September 1, 2017, the City of DeKalb will be implementing a new process for securing overweight/oversize permits. An online-based permitting system via www.oxcartpermits.com will replace the application by fax or email method. Permits forms submitted after August 31, 2017, will not be accepted or approved. Any company wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit for the City of DeKalb, on or after September 1, 2017, must utilize the Oxcart permitting system.
You can call the Fire Department Administration Office at 815-748-8460 or write to the DeKalb Fire Department, 700 Pine Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.
To request a tour of the fire station or to schedule a fire safety presentation, call 815-748-8460, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A fire engine or a fire squad is often sent for additional staffing assistance when an ambulance is dispatched for very serious medical emergencies such as heart attack, unconscious person, or asthma attack. In addition, if the ambulance for that assigned response district is already out on an emergency call and a second call is received for the same district, a fire engine or fire squad is sent as a first responder ahead of an ambulance from another response district
Copies of fire or non-fire reports are available through the Fire Department’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-748-8460. The owner or occupant of property involved in a fire may receive copies of the fire reports without charge. They must show a picture ID. If the request is made by phone or mail, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information" must be received by DeKalb Fire Department prior to the release of any patient information. Individuals other than those expressly identified above will need to complete a FOIA request for fire reports and properly executed HIPAA request form for ambulance reports.
Copies of fire or non-fire reports are available through the Fire Department’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-748-8460. The patient or legal guardian for the patient may request a copy of the emergency medical report without charge. They must show a picture ID. If the request is made by telephone or mail, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information" must be received by DeKalb Fire Department prior to the release of any patient information. If the request is made by anyone other than the patient or legal guardian, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information must be presented. No information regarding an emergency medical report shall be provided without a signed release by the patient.
Yes. Pursuant to the City of DeKalb of Municipal Code, Chapter 5 Fire Department, Article 5.14 False Fire Alarm Fee, each building is allowed one (1) false fire alarm per calendar year. Subsequent false fire alarms incur penalty fees, starting at $150.00 for the second (2nd) false fire alarm and increasing by $50.00 for each successive false fire alarm, with a maximum of $750.00 per false fire alarm. (See also Ordinance 2018-090.)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire Department is not currently offering CPR and First Aid training classes for the public. Future training opportunities will be posted on the City of DeKalb calendar as soon as circumstances permit. In the meantime, please visit the American Heart Association’s website or the Red Cross’ website to learn more about these life-saving skills.
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To learn more about safe disposal of other types of household hazardous waste, visit www.lrsrecycles.com/houshold-hazardous-waste/.
The DeKalb Fire Department does not accept discarded medications. The DeKalb County Solid Waste Specialist keeps a list of drug drop-off locations available online here. For more information about disposal of particular items, please call 815--748-2430 or visit https://health.dekalbcounty.org/services/solid-waste-and-recycling/.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire Department will not offer CPR and First Aid training classes for the public in 2020. Future training opportunities will be posted on the City of DeKalb calendar as soon as circumstances permit. In the meantime, please visit the American Heart Association’s website or the Red Cross’ website to learn more about learning these life-saving skills.
You must speak to the officer who wrote you the parking ticket. The officer will decide if s/he will void or uphold the ticket. Should the officer uphold the ticket and you are still unsatisfied, you may request an administrative hearing. You will then appear before an administrative hearing officer to present testimony and a decision will be made by the hearing officer.
A brochure containing information about the administrative hearing process is available.
Water bills may be paid at the City Hall front desk Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00pm. For your convenience, there is a drop box in the parking lot behind City Hall. Bills may also be paid online.
This would fall under the City of DeKalb Municipal Code Noise Ordinance, Chapter 52.07.
If you live in the City of DeKalb, open burning is regulated. For additional information, see the DeKalb Municipal Code, Chapter 24, Article 3, Section 307.1.2, which provides for regulations concerning open burning. The burning of leaves and garden debris within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb shall be allowed within the following regulations:
This year the DeKalb Police Department has accepted credit cards for payment. Those wishing to use this service may visit GovPayNow or call 888-604-7888. If you choose to use the online service the PLC number is 8919.
The DeKalb Police Department is no longer a Livescan fingerprint vendor. We do Livescan fingerprinting for small, local non-profit groups and City of DeKalb purposes only. If you require Livescan or ink prints, please check the Illinois State Police website for current vendor information.
Yes, bulk items up to 2 per week will be collected on collection day.
Weather permitting, leaf Collection will begin October 26th. Crews will start in the south and work north; we expect to complete three to four passes throughout the City. Weather permitting, the last day of leaf collection will be December 4th. To ensure your leaves are picked up by the final collection cycle, please make sure all leaves are raked to the curb by 7 am, November 30th. All dates are subject to change based on weather conditions, particularly snowfall events, and other factors beyond the control of the City.
You may request a copy of your traffic accident online at buycrash.com, in person at the DeKalb Police Department Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by mail at:
DeKalb Police Department
700 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
There is a $5 charge for accident reports purchased at the DeKalb Police Station. Payment is due prior to filling your request.
The following routes are free to ride: 2R, 2L, 3R, 3L, 4E, 4/5, 5L, 5R, 9L, 10
The following routes require the standard fare: 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21
The following routes require a special fare: 12
For more information, please visit the Fares page.
The majority of the bus routes operate between 7:00a - 12:00a seven day a week when Northern Illinois University (NIU) is in full session. During break periods (Winter & Summer Break), the Huskie Line buses operate their Break Service schedule. All Full Service and Break Service schedules for each route can be found on the Maps & Schedules page.
If a personal item is left behind on a Huskie Bus or paratransit vehicle, you can contact Transdev at 815-758-6900 or 815-420-5500.
All advertising inquiries can be addressed to the City of DeKalb Assistant Transit Manager, Brian Van Hine, at 815-748-2369 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The City of DeKalb utilizes Corrosion Control Treatment (CCT) by adding a Phosphate blend to reduce the amount of corrosion or leaching of lead and copper from internal plumbing systems. Lead found in tap water usually comes from lead pipes, the corrosion of older fixtures or from the solder that connects pipes. When water sits in leaded pipes for several hours, lead may leach into the water supply. Please visit the following websites for more information. CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm Opens a New Window. or EPA https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water Opens a New Window. Should you have any further questions, please contact the DeKalb Water Division at (815) 748-8122.
Typically water service lines are made from copper, lead or galvanized pipe. Check the link to see what your particular water service line may be constructed of.
Water bills are paid at the City Hall front desk between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Payment can be in the form of cash, check or credit card. For your convenience there is a drop box located in the parking lot in the rear of City Hall for after hours use. Payments can also be made online.
For answers to any of the services above related to water billing, please contact Utility Billing at 815-748-2085 during regular City Hall hours.