New Residents

Dear New Schiller Park Resident,

The Village wants to welcome you to Schiller Park. The Village hopes you enjoy living here and come to care about this wonderful town. There are many services and activities available for residents of the Village and hope that you are well served by the Village’s services and also are able to take advantage of some of the recreational opportunities our community has to offer.

Vehicle Sticker Program

In addition to welcoming you to town, the Village wants to take advantage of this opportunity to inform you about some important matters that you should address now that you are living in Schiller Park. First the Village, like most other Chicago area communities, has a mandatory vehicle sticker program. Within 30 days of moving into the Village you must buy a vehicle sticker for each vehicle housed in the Village (regardless of where the vehicle is registered), or you will likely get a ticket from the Police Department. The amount charged for the sticker will depend on the type of vehicle in question. More information on the vehicle sticker program can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions Page, which has a category just about vehicle stickers.

Water Service

Second, in order to ensure uninterrupted water service to your residence, you (or your landlord if you are a tenant) are required to fill out and sign an Application for Water Service (PDF). As part of this process you will need to make full payment of any outstanding water bill balance owed on your residence. This must be paid regardless of whether you incurred the charges or if a former owner or occupant did so. Please fill out your application (PDF) and return it to the Village Hall as soon as possible.

Garbage & Recycling Service

Third, your new residence should have two large GROOT refuse carts - one of these (the large one with the black lid) is for regular garbage, while the other (the slightly smaller one with the green lid marked “For Recycling Only”) is, of course, for recycling. If you don’t have one or both of these carts, or if you have any questions about the Village’s refuse removal program, please review the GROOT Brochure (PDF) on the refuse program. Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Pickup is on Fridays.


If you have any questions about this information, or any other issue please feel free to contact the Village at 847-678-2550. You may also wish to visit Village Hall at 9526 West Irving Park Road about any of the above referenced issues or to ask questions in person if that is your preference. Village Hall office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. There is also a drop box for water bills, vehicle stickers, or other paperwork outside the Village Hall if you can’t drop by during normal business hours. Further information can be found by exploring the Village website.
The Village of Schiller Park