Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
Show All Answers
The caller-ID number for calls generated by the CivicReady service will be from a phone number with area code 224. In addition, messages will begin with a Village identifier For example: "Hello, this is a message from the Village of Deerfield with important safety information". The message content will follow this standard introduction.
Yes. Please contact the Village Hall at 847-945-8636 to change the phone number in our notification database, or to edit information online visit the
On April 2, 2018, the Village Board passed an ordinance banning the use and sale of coal tar pavement sealants and regulating the licensing of pavement sealant professionals.
The purpose of the ban is to regulate the use and sale of coal tar pavement sealants and licensing of pavement sealant professionals.
This ban affects pavement sealant professionals who work in Deerfield, businesses that could potentially sell coal tar based sealants and anyone paving or sealing a driveway or parking lot in the Village of Deerfield.
May 1, 2018
Coal tar is a thick, black or brown liquid that is a byproduct of the carbonization of coal for the steel industry or the gasification of coal to make coal gas. Coal tar is a byproduct of the coking of coal for the steel industry and coal-tar pitch is the residue remaining after the distillation of coal tar. Coal-tar pitch is 50 percent or more Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by weight and are a potential concern for human health and aquatic life.
PAHs are a group of chemical compounds that form whenever anything with a carbon base is burned, from wood and gasoline to cigarettes and meat. PAHs also are in objects and materials, such as automobile tires and coal tar, the production of which involves the heating of carbon-based materials. PAHs are of environmental concern because several are toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and/or teratogenic (causing birth defects) to aquatic life, and seven are probable human carcinogens. Exposure to PAHs, especially early in childhood, has been linked by health professionals to an increased risk of lung, skin, bladder and respiratory cancers.
Coal tar is used in certain pavement sealants. These type of sealants are no longer sold in local area home improvement stores (e.g. Home Depot) and are prohibited in the Village of Deerfield.
Coal-tar-based sealcoat products typically are 20 to 35 percent coal-tar pitch. Product analyses indicate that coal-tar-based sealcoat products contain about 1,000 times more PAHs than sealcoat products with an asphalt base.
Asphalt based sealants are a readily available alternative with less potential health concerns. Asphalt based sealants have been primarily used west of the Continental Divide for decades.
Homeowners that choose to sealcoat their driveway on their own and do not hire a pavement sealant professional do not need to obtain a license.
Pavement sealant professionals working in Deerfield must possess a license with the Village and display a decal on the windshield of their vehicles. You may also ask a pavement sealant professional or contact the Village’s Community Development Department at 847.719.7484.
Yes. All pavement sealant professionals working in the Village of Deerfield must obtain a license from the Village and display a decal on all vehicles prior to conducting any pavement sealing work.
You can fill out a pavement sealant professional license form at www.deerfield.il.us or in person at Village Hall – Community Development (850 Waukegan Road). Once approved, you will receive decals to display on your vehicles.
There is a $100 annual fee. Your license must be renewed each year.
Any person found guilty of violating the ordinance will face a daily fine of $50-$1,000. Pavement sealant professionals may also have their license revoked.
Please contact the Community Development Department at 847.719.7484 with questions. You may also stop by in person at Village Hall (850 Waukegan Road).
Current rates are $7.47 per dwelling for once a week residential service collection. For condominium or townhouse containerized service, current rates are $2.23 per month, per unit.
The Community Development Department is responsible for all aspects of planning, building, and zoning. The Department administers and enforces the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Building Codes. The Department is responsible for providing staff assistance to a number of commissions.
The Department provides analysis and technical assistance of all items that come before the Plan Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Village Center Commission, the Appearance Review Commission, the Electrical Commission, the Board of Building Appeals, and various task forces, as well as coordinates the activities of these commissions. Building plan review, permit approval, inspection services, zoning compliance approvals for new businesses, and maintaining records of approved plans are also provided by the Department.
The Comprehensive Plan is Deerfield's road map for the future. It is an official public document that provides a long-range guide for land use, transportation, public facilities and natural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and appointed Village officials by providing a framework that can be used to evaluate development proposals and the document will direct the Village's growth in the context of a 20 to 25 year planning horizon.
The Comprehensive Plan allows residents and local decision-makers to identify and respond to changing community needs and desires in a proactive way rather than a reactive way. The current Comprehensive Plan was revised over an 18 month period and was approved in October 2004 by the Board of Trustees. View
A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is an area of minimum size, as specified by the Zoning Ordinance, to be planned, developed, operated and maintained as a single entity under unified ownership or control, containing one or more principal buildings to accommodate one or more Permitted Uses or Special Uses as allowed by the underlying zoning district provisions.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a method for funding redevelopment activities or to renovate planning areas. The technique uses the increase in property tax revenue produced by a redevelopment project to finance the necessary public investment in that project area. The TIF allows a municipality to capture the increase in various local property taxes. It works in the following way: when a redevelopment plan is adopted, the existing total value of all taxable property in the project area is frozen at the current assessment.
Once this baseline is established, all future property tax revenues above the base generated by the redevelopment (which normally would be distributed to all taxing bodies having jurisdiction in the area) are allocated to the TIF redevelopment fund. Local taxing bodies (school districts, park district, fire protection district, etc.) continue to receive revenues generated from the current assessed valuation at the time the district is formed. Increases generated beyond this fixed amount (the increment) are paid to the TIF District. It is important to note that the tax base and not the tax revenue is frozen during the tax increment period.
As redevelopment proceeds in the TIF District, property owners pay more in taxes in correlation to the rise in their property values each year. But instead of distributing the additional property tax among the various local taxing bodies as usually done, the incremental growth in property taxes is reserved for improvements and expenses in the TIF District only. Deerfield's Village Center TIF has been a very useful tool to help revitalize the Village Center but it has now expired. The Lake Cook Road TIF expired in 2005.
The Plan Commission holds public hearings for Special Uses, Planned Unit Developments, Text Amendments, Subdivisions, Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, and other land use issues. The Plan Commission is a seven member Commission which meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. The Plan Commission is a recommending body to the Board of Trustees.
When considering a request, the Plan Commission considers its standards, the Comprehensive Plan, the petitioner’s proposal, public input, and makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board considers the Plan Commission’s recommendation and makes a final decision. The staff liaisons to the Plan Commission are Jeff Ryckaert, Principal Planner, who can be reached at 847-719-7482; and Dan Nakahara, Planner, who can be reached at 847-719-7480.
The Appearance Review Commission (ARC) has jurisdiction within the Village Center boundaries and in the C-2 Outlying Commercial District. The ARC is a seven member Commission which meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. Any exterior changes which would require a building permit or a deviation from an approved PUD need a certificate of approval issued by the ARC, including changes to building façades, sites, landscaping, and signs. The staff liaison to the ARC is Liz Delevitt, Planning and Design Specialist, who can be reached at 847-719-7483.
You will need to contact Kylie Cerk, Communications Specialist, at (847) 719-7404, to have a banner placed on the community banner pole. The Village has 2 community banner poles, 1 located at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, and 1 at the northeast corner of Deerfield Road and Waukegan Road. Read the
Water and sewer customers pay the following rates for 2020:
Water: $5.45 per hundred cubic feet (1 unit)
Sewer: $3.55 per hundred cubic feet (1 unit)
Direct debit, or automated bill pay, is a great way to ensure your bill is received by the Village in a timely manner. Credit cards may be used through the Village’s online payment website, Munis Self Service, or in person at the Village Hall Finance Department front desk. Additionally, there is a drop box located at Village Hall that is available 24 hours a day. It is collected every business day at 8 a.m. It is located in the median on Jewett Park Drive between the Village Hall and the Presbyterian Church.
Village of Deerfield Food and Beverage Tax Returns 850 Waukegan Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015
On May 7, 2018, the Village Board passed an ordinance allowing the regulation and licensing of massage establishments in the Village of Deerfield.
The purpose of the ordinance is to regulate and license for the protection of the public health, morals and welfare of the residents of the Village of Deerfield including, but not limited to, the prevention of such establishments from being used for the purposes of prostitution and the spread of disease through unsanitary practices and facilities.
The ordinance affects any business in the Village of Deerfield with a licensed massage therapist offering massage services.
August 1, 2018
A massage establishment is the premises where any person, business, firm, partnership, association, corporation or limited liability company engages in or carries on or permits to be engaged in or carried on any massage services.
You can fill out a massage establishment license form at www.deerfield.il.us or in person at Village Hall (850 Waukegan Road). You may return the form and the $100 non-refundable application fee (cash or check) to Andrew Lichterman, Assistant Village Manager, in person at Village Hall or by mail.
In addition to the completed application, you must submit the $100 non-refundable application fee; the $35 annual business license fee; a complete set of fingerprints (contact the Deerfield Police Department at 847.945.8636); and a copy of your lease for leased premises only.
There is a $100 non-refundable fee for the application and a $35 annual fee for the license. Your license must be renewed each year by December 31. The fee may be paid by cash or check. There is also an additional fee associated with supplying a complete set of fingerprints – please contact the Deerfield Police Department at 847.945.8636 to arrange.
The business license must be displayed in an open and conspicuous space on the premises.
The Chief of Police, any duly authorized police officer or a building and code enforcement officer of the Village shall have the right to enter the premises for the purpose of inspecting the premises. Books and records shall be available at all times for inspection by the Chief of Police or his authorized representative.
Any person found guilty of violating the ordinance will face a daily fine of $250-$1,000. Licensed massage therapists may also have their license revoked.
Please contact the Andrew Lichterman, Assistant Village Manager, with questions at 847.719.7403. or by email at email@example.com. You may also stop by in person at Village Hall.
A permit and scope of work from the contractor are required.
A final plumbing inspection by the Village of Deerfield is required to verify correction of the cross-connection.
All permitting fees are waived excluding the $80 Village of Deerfield plumbing inspection.
Fill out a registration form provided at Village Hall and return it to: Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. For more information or to register, contact Management Analyst David Fitzgerald-Sullivan at 847-719-7400.
If you experience any problems with taxi drivers while using a Taxi Subsidy Program ticket, please do the following:
1. Record the day and time of the trip 2. Record the Taxi Company and Taxi Number 3. Call David Fitzgerald-Sullivan at the Deerfield Village Manager's Office at 847-719-7400
Yes. Each vehicle garaged or registered with the Village must have a valid vehicle sticker displayed in the windshield at all times. Stickers expire July 1 of each year. The annual fee for the vehicle sticker is $30.
If you did not receive a renewal form by mail, contact the Finance Department at 847.945.5000 before July 1 and make arrangements to fill out a new form. You may also add a vehicle online here and purchase your sticker online. Stickers purchased, for any reason, after July 1 are subject to a 50% penalty. Renewals are sent out mid-May every year.
Stickers purchased online will be mailed to you directly. Customers typically receive their stickers within 3 to 5 business days of purchase.
If you are able to transfer the sticker, you may do so. Please contact the Finance Department at 847.945.5000 to inform us of updated vehicle information. If you are unable to transfer your sticker, a replacement sticker can be obtained for $1 from the Village Hall (850 Waukegan Road) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Replacement stickers cannot be purchased online.
Call Waste Management at 800.964.8988 to report misses or problems.
Items like furniture, carpeting, etc are picked up free of charge at the curb but must be broken down to 50 pounds if possible, and can be no longer than 4 foot in length and 18 inches in diameter. "White goods" collections must be requested by calling Waste Management at 800.964.8988.
Yard waste is collected once per week from April 1st until December 15th. Collection is on Tuesdays for residents North of Deerfield Road and Wednesdays for residents South of Deerfield Road.
Items should be in a 35 gallon paper bag & have a sticker affixed to the bag.
Yard waste stickers are $2.88 each.