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PARKING PERMISSION REQUEST FORM                     EVENT NOTIFICATION FORM

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I leave my car parked on the streets overnight?
  2. What if I am having driveway work done and cannot park a car in my driveway?
  3. I take the Metra Train to work daily.  What is the parking situation near the train station?
  4. I received a parking ticket and don't believe I was at fault, what can I do about it?
  5. What happens if I don't pay a parking ticket I received?
  6. The fine on a parking ticket I just received is much higher than a fine on a previous parking ticket.  Why is that?
  7. I think there should be a change in parking restrictions; how do those changes occur?
  8. Where should my construction project workers park/What can be done about construction parking problems?

Can I leave my car parked on the streets overnight?

No.  Village Ordinance prohibits the parking of any vehicle on any Village Street between the hours of 2:00am - 6:00am.

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What if I am having driveway work done and cannot park a car in my driveway?

We understand that there are specific circumstances where it is not always possible to park a vehicle off the street.  The Kenilworth Police Department grants overnight parking permission to vehicles when these situations arise.  Examples such as home construction or overnight guests where there is no more room in the driveway are acceptable reasons.  

If you should need to request parking permission, contact us at 847-251-2141.  Be sure to have the Make of the vehicle(s), color and license plate information.  

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I take the Metra Train to work daily.  What is the parking situation near the train station?

Kenilworth has 3 parking areas designated for commuter use.  They require a Kenilworth Train Parking permit.  Permits are available quarterly and annually.  Sorry, we currently do not offer daily parking permits.  Permits are purchased from the Village Hall.  For questions or pricing please contact the Kenilworth Village Hall at 251-1666.

Kenilworth residents do not need a train permit as your current Village Vehicle Sticker allows access to train parking areas.

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I received a parking ticket and don't believe I was at fault, what can I do about it?

If you wish to contest a parking ticket, you must come in person to the Kenilworth Police Department and request the ticket be assigned a court date.   You will then be issued a court date at the Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie where you will appear before the presiding judge to contest the ticket.

All court date requests must be made in person within 10 days of issuance of the citation.

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What happens if I don't pay a parking ticket I received?

If a parking ticket is not paid within 10 days of its issuance, a penalty fee will be imposed and in most cases is equal to the original fine amount.  A late notice will then be sent, advising you of the tickets status.  If payment is not received within 30 days of the late notice, the ticket will be sent in for collection.

In addition, the Village has the option to send a letter to the Secretary of State requesting a drivers license suspension and even seek a warrant or additional processes.

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The fine on a parking ticket I just received is much higher than a fine on a previous parking ticket.  Why is that?

Parking tickets issued by the Kenilworth Police Department work on a sliding scale to target habitual offenders.  As the amount of tickets you receive within a one year period increase, the fines increase to the next offense level.  The levels are as follows:

Number of Tickets Fine If not paid within 10 Days the fine becomes:
1st - 3rd Tickets $25.00 $50.00
4th - 6th Tickets  $50.00 $100.00
7th - 9th Tickets $75.00 $150.00
10th and beyond $120.00 $180.00
     
Note: Handicapped Parking Violations are not effected by this sliding scale.  All handicapped parking violations are $100.00 with a $50.00 late fee.
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I think there should be a change in parking restrictions; how do those changes occur?

Parking sign requests are received regularly and each one is reviewed individually on its own merits.  The proper deployment of parking signs is a critical component of the Village’s parking philosophy/plan.  An improperly placed sign can create a hazardous situation, be confusing to motorists, or may simply displace rather than correct a problem.  By comprehensively assessing each request we hope to effectively address the existing problem and to minimize other undesired consequences. 

 

It is important to the Board of Trustees and the Village staff that we be responsive to the concerns of our residents.  Processing requests for new or different parking signs is a service facilitated by the Chief of Police.  Evaluating parking restriction changes is a multi-stepped process that will typically flow through the following steps:

 

  1. Ensuring there is a consensus among a majority of the neighbors in the affected area that a change in parking restrictions is desired;
  2. Identifying/confirming the existence and duration of the underlying problem;
  3. Assessing the potential for any adverse impact a change in restrictions may have on the affected or adjacent streets;
  4. Charging the Police Department with preparing a recommendation designed to promote consistency with the overall parking plan surrounding the affected area;
  5. Presenting the request for change(s) to the Village Board of Trustees for consideration and possible implementation.

 

Residents considering a parking restriction change are encouraged to contact the Police Chief, John Petersen, to discuss the proposed change and to review the steps of the process.

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Where should my construction project workers park/What can be done about construction parking problems?  

As part of the building permit process associated with new construction or substantial renovation of existing structures, all builders/contractors are required to meet with the Police Department Services Division supervisor (Lt. Brunell).  The purpose of this meeting is to:

 

bulletDiscuss the magnitude and duration of the project.
bulletAssess the impact that the project will have on traffic, parking, emergency vehicle access and pedestrian safety.
bulletEducate builders/contractors regarding the laws and ordinances that regulate parking, traffic, noise and other safety concerns that are common to construction activity.
bulletProvide the Police Department with an opportunity to proactively address concerns typically associated with construction activity by implementing sign changes that will enhance project needs (e.g. delivery of materials, site ingress/egress, and parking for workers) and balance those needs against public safety concerns (e.g. normal traffic flow, emergency vehicle access, and pedestrian safety).
bulletProvide builders/contractors with insight on the general residential character of the community and to communicate how a degree of sensitivity to this type of environment will help to ensure the safe, efficient and expeditious completion of the project. 


Guidelines concerning construction site project management:  
 

·        Construction noise/activity/deliveries may only occur between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday; and at no time on Sundays or Holidays.

·        Temporary fencing must be erected and maintained around excavations and unsecured structures.  Unattended excavations and structures must be gated/secured.    

·        All work to take place on said property and not on adjacent public or private properties; and all work to be done in a manner of least inconvenience including dust and noise control.

·        Public streets, sidewalks and parkways to be clear of debris and dumpsters; not used material storage.  Mud/debris tracked onto streets and sidewalks to be removed at least daily.

·        A Village-issued construction site management regulations and contact information notice must be prominently displayed on site.

·        Portable toilets must be located at the rear of the lot and out of plain view of any public right-of-way.

·        On-site parking is strongly encouraged as the primary alternative for deliveries and workmen parking.  A parking plan will be developed by the Police Department for those sites not spatially equipped to fully accommodate on-site parking. 

·        “No Parking” signs are generally posted directly in front of large scale construction site projects.  This restricted zone serves to provide an area for active loading and unloading of construction materials/equipment while allowing for the orderly flow of vehicular traffic.  (While this restriction may displace 3-4 worker vehicles; an orderly flow of traffic, as well as emergency vehicle access, is maintained.)

·        As needed, on street parking may need to be limited to one side of the street.  This restriction will be based upon the width of the street, traffic flow and safety concerns. This restriction will generally be posted on the opposite side of the street from the project site and will be limited to construction work hours.

·        Newly posted restrictions will be posted on green high visibility temporary signs for a minimum of 7 days.  Based on the duration of the project (and weathering) these signs may be replaced with standard red-on-white signs.

·        Parking and ordinance enforcement generally begins with an educational component that may include verbal/written warnings.  Citations will be issued to subsequent or ongoing violations.  As needed, Stop Work orders are issued through the Village office.

·        As needed, additional “No Parking” zones may be authorized to facilitate usually bulky deliveries or other special needs such as the disconnection/connection to underground utilities, etc.  Such requests should be submitted to the Police Department at least 48 hours prior to the occurrence.

·        Throughout the duration of the project the construction site and surrounding area will be monitored by Village and Police personnel to ensure compliance with safety, building and zoning restrictions.

·        As needed, project meetings may be scheduled to address on-going or recurring problems or concerns brought to the attention of the Village or Police Department .

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