Kenilworth Utility Services
Kenilworth residents are offered the below utility services. If you have questions regarding a specific utility, please contact the utility company directly.
- Electric Service: ComEd
Report power outages directly with Comed.
- Cable: Comcast
Report potential gas leaks with Nicor.
- Refuse and Recycling: Flood Brothers
The Village has a contracted agreement for refuse and recycling with Flood Brothers.
- Telephone: AT&T
AT&T is only one of the companies in the area providing telephone services.
- Water andSewer: Village of Kenilworth
The Village handles water and sewer invoices on a quarterly basis.
Phone: 847-251-1666 Opt. 6
If you are a current resident that is moving out of the Village, please fill out the utility stop service form (PDF). If you are a new resident, fill out the utility start service form (PDF). If you are renting a home in Kenilworth, you must fill out the renter agreement form (PDF) along with the utility start service form.
We are now accepting automatic withdrawal for water/sewer payments! To sign up for ACH payments, please complete this form and have it dropped off at Village Hall, 419 Richmond Rd. Please note that the ACH payment may not take into affect until your next billing cycle.
Call JULIE Before You Dig
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Wait! Here's what you need to know first: whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling JULIE at 811 before each job. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call - even small projects like planting trees and shrubs.
Call JULIE at 811 at least 48 hours or 2 business days prior to digging, tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you'll be doing, and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. Within that 48 hours or two business days, they'll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes, and cables, so you'll know what's below and be able to dig safely. To learn more, click here.
This is a FREE service and calling 811 before digging is the law.
Required Village Permits and Certifications
Alarm permits are required annually and for new alarm system installations. Alarm permit applications are available online.
Dogs over 4 months old must be licensed. Applications can be downloaded, printed, and submitted to Village Hall. Completed forms will include current rabies certificate, veterinarian's name, address and telephone number along with the fee payment for the tag. The license runs effective on a calendar year.
Stickers are due to be displayed on your vehicles on July 1st. Vehicle sticker application reminders are mailed in late May by the Village to all households. You may also download the printable application here.
The Village accepts payments of cash, check, and credit card payments at Village Hall, Monday-Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM but are closed most holidays. Payments are also accepted online and can be paid here. Please note that card transactions require a 2.75% fee.
Residents may register to vote online by clicking here or at Village Hall during regular hours 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. In order to register, one must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older before the next election and provide 2 forms of identification (1 must have a current address). Absentee registration forms are available to be picked up at Village Hall approximately 4 weeks prior to a scheduled election.
Asphalt Driveway Protection
If you are considering protecting and beautifying your asphalt driveway this season, consider using a substitute to coal-tar-based sealants. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), coal-tar sealants are a potent source of polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Some PAHs contain cancer-causing properties and the stormwater runoff from a coal-tar sealed driveway is toxic to wildlife. The routine wear and tear of a coal-tar seal can produce PAH-contaminated dust and particles. The dust and particles can be breathed in, or ingested, by people living near the pavement and animals.
Alternatives to coal-tar sealants include asphalt-based sealants and petroleum asphalt-based sealcoat. For more information on coal-tar, visit the United States Geological Survey at USGS.gov.
Regulations for Construction, Loud Noise, and Use of Leaf Blower Hours
Our Village Code prohibits activity that disturbs the peace and quiet in the Village before the hours of 7 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays absent an emergency. In addition, the restriction includes the holidays of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Effective January 1, 2021, the use of any gasoline-powered leaf blower, whether backpack-mounted, wheel-mounted, or handheld, which includes electric leaf blowers connected to portable gasoline-powered electric generators are not permitted:
a) at all times May 15 through September 30
b) from October 1 through May 14, before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and at all times on Sundays or holidays
The Village Code authorizes Village Officials to request abatement of activity found to be disturbing the peace and quiet. If the offender fails to comply, a citation may be issued. Please refer to the Village Code 135.02 for the full text of the public nuisances section.