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Community Development Department

3600 Kirchoff Road
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
(847) 506-6030 (847) 483-0365 Fax
Effective July 1, 2009 - Office Hours - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

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Property Maintenance

The Community Development Department enforces nationally recognized model codes including a property maintenance code. The property maintenance code applies to all properties in the City and is enforced through complaint response or general inspection. Once the department has determined a violation exists the property owner is notified and given a period of time to bring the property into compliance. Failure to remedy a violation can result in advanced legal action and fines up to $1,000.00. The amount of time allowed for correction of exterior violations is usually up to 30-days and for interior violations anywhere from 24 hours to 30 days, depending on the nature and seriousness of the violation.

Common Exterior Violations

  • Paint peeling from surfaces needing protection
  • Loose and missing roof shingles, roof leaks
  • Missing or deteriorated siding
  • Sheds or fences in disrepair
  • Gutters rusted or hanging loose
  • Vacant, open buildings
  • Street number not displayed
  • Overgrowth of weeds or grass on vacant or developed lots (including easements)
  • Dead or diseased tree hazards
  • Inoperative vehicles on private property
  • Violations involving storage or disposal of refuse
  • Illegal dumping
  • Accumulations of trash and junk

Common Interior Violations

  • Malfunctioning gas appliances
  • Inoperative or leaking plumbing
  • Electrical hazards
  • Inoperative heating systems
  • Smoke detector missing or inoperative
  • Damage from leaking roofs
  • Pest infestation
  • Poor sanitation
  • Overcrowding

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