Village Code Book

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The Village of Broadview has a curfew in place for minors. Any person under 17 years of age are prohibited from being on Village streets, alleys, parks or places of business between the following hours

Friday and Saturday
Midnight to 6 a.m.

Sunday through Thursday
11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking restrictions are in place in the Village of Broadview. Overnight parking in Municipal lots and Village streets is prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. All violators will be ticketed.

The Chief of Police, or an agent authorized by the Chief, may grant permission for occasional overnight parking privileges, which requires registration with the Police Department. For more information on overnight parking, please call the non-emergency police number at (708) 345-6550.

Snow Parking Restrictions

Village Ordinance prohibits street parking during the snow season, or after a three-inch snowfall, until after the streets have been cleared by Village plows.

In addition, parking in municipal lots after a three-inch snowfall is prohibited until after the lot has been cleared by Village plows.

The Police Department is authorized to have vehicles in violation of snow parking ordinances towed. The vehicle owner will be responsible for all towing and storage costs associated with these illegally parked vehicles.

Snow Removal Requirements

It is prohibited for Village residents to plow snow or ice into streets, or up against fire hydrants. In the event of a fire, keeping fire hydrants clear of snow and ice will assist firefighters by making fire hydrants more accessible.

Apartment or multi-unit complex dwelling owners are required to clear off-street parking spaces and parking lots within 12 hours of a three-inch snow fall.

Grass/Weed Height

The owner or occupant of the premises must keep all weeds, grass and other growth, other than ornamental shrubbery, trees and flowers, trimmed to a height of 10 inches or less from the ground. Any growth in excess of this height is considered a nuisance, with the owner subject to citation.

Junk Cars

Village Ordinance does not permit leaving, keeping or storing an inoperable motor vehicle on public or private property, in view of the general public, for more than seven days.

The Police Department has the authority to remove all such vehicles. Either the owner of the vehicle or the owner of the property on which it is parked will be held responsible. Violators are subject to a fine for each day the inoperable vehicle remains on the property.

Alley Address Display

According to Village ordinances, the legal address of all residences, businesses or other occupied property must be permanently posted on garages or fences that face an alley (if applicable).

Numbers and letters must measure at least 3-1/2 inches in height and are available for purchase through the Buildings Department.

Pet Licenses/Registration

All pets (dogs and cats) are required to be licensed and have current rabies shots. Pets are required to wear tags at all times, and are required to be kept on a leash when off of its owner’s property.

Licenses are available at the Village Office and are issued annually for a nominal fee. For more information on registering your pets, please call the Village Office at (708) 681-6300.

Building Permits

A Building Permit is required for any changes or improvements made to a residence, multi-family complex, business or industrial structure, or empty lot. A permit is issued after Village inspections determine if the structure is in full compliance with al Village codes.

To be sure you are in complete compliance with Village requirements, please contact the Building Department before beginning any work. The permit fee is nominal and could save you money and time, and eliminate unnecessary mistakes.

Routine repairs/maintenance: The following type of routine repair and maintenance work does not require a permit: painting, tuck pointing, replacing gutters, repair and patching work.

Roof Replacement/Repairs: The complete replacement of a roof does require a permit, while the replacement of a few shingles does not.

Certificates of Occupancy

Before the completion of a sale of any property (residential, commercial or industrial), the property owner must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department. This certificate is issued after Village inspectors determine that the property for sale is in full compliance with all Village codes. Please call the Building Department to request a Certificate of Occupancy.

Certificates of Registration

All contractors and subcontractors are required to obtain a Certificate of Registration from the Building Department before beginning any work in the Village.

A bond in the amount of $5,000 is also required. Certificate and bond fees are in addition to currently required permit fees, and are based on total cost of work being performed.

Satellite Dishes

Any resident wishing to erect a satellite dish is required to consult with the Building Commissioner prior to its installation to ensure compliance with all existing building codes and ordinances.

Garage Sales

“Garage Sales” means an occasional sale of used or surplus household goods, furnishings, wares and other items of personal property owned by the occupier of the residence where such sale is held, and includes sales commonly known as basement sales, house sales, yard sales, attic sales, rummage sales, estate sales or other similar occasional sales from residentially zoned premises. Refer to Ordinance 2001-20 or Title 4 Chapter 12 of the Village Code.

The sale of the following items is prohibited at a garage sale: food; drink; animals; bulk sales of any item; multiple new items of the same description; consigned merchandise; junk or antique items sold as a business activity by a person involved therein as a junk or antique dealer. Items purchased for intentional sale or resale may not be sold at such a sale.

It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct or allow a “garage sale” as defined herein on premises zoned or used for residential purposes without first obtaining a permit to conduct such sale. The applicant must be the owner or occupant of the residence where the sale is to be held, and the applicant shall apply for and obtain such a permit from the village clerk at least seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the date of such sale. There shall be a ten-dollar ($10.00) fee for such permit. The permit shall list the name of the applicant and the address at which the sale is to be held. Each permit shall be prominently displayed on the premises covered by the permit in such a manner as to be easily visible to persons passing by the premises on a public street. Click here for garage sale form.

Garage sales shall be permitted for not more than three (3) consecutive days between the hours of nine o’clock (9:00) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of each day. Not more than three (3) garage sales shall be conducted on the same premises within any calendar year.

All activity associated with the garage sale shall be limited to the property specified on the permit. Additionally, no garage, no sidewalk, street, alley, or parkway may be hindered, obstructed, or occupied by any items for sale or any related garage sale activity.

Signs advertising the sale shall be posted in no more than four (4) locations, and the size of such sign shall not exceed two feet by three feet (2’ x 3’). All such signs must be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after the conclusion of the sale.

Any person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense. Each day that such a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.