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1. What codes regulate construction in Villa Park?
2. Why are permits necessary?
3. What projects require a building permit?
4. Who should I contact for information on obtaining a permit, and what needs to be submitted?
5. What is required for permit submittal?
6. How long does it take to process a building permit?
7. To what degree is the general contractor or owner responsible for the conditions of the job site and streets during construction?
8. If I am hiring a contractor, will the contractor ensure that the proper permits are obtained?
9. What do I do with the permit placard I was given?
10. How long is a building permit valid for?
11. What if my permit expires?
12. What if I need to modify the approved permit plans after I have received permit approval?
13. I can't find my Plat of Survey. How can I get the plat?
14. What is the difference between the plan review fee and the permit fee?
15. How much review time does the Village need?
16. How long does a plan review take for simple residential permits like sheds, decks, etc.?
17. If I want to make changes to the interior of the building, what do I do?
18. If I want to make changes to the site, what do I do?
19. Do I need a permit, and are plans required to finish a basement?
20. Do I need a building permit to remodel a bathroom or a kitchen?
21. Do I need a permit for re-roofing? Number of roofs allowed?
22. Do I need a permit to replace a fence on my property?
23. Who is JULIE?
24. How close to the lot line can I install a shed?
25. I would like to be my own general contractor; must I, as a homeowner, be a licensed contractor with the Village?
26. What is a stop-work order?
27. If I do any work to my home, will my property taxes be increased?

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1. If I want to make changes to the interior of the building, what do I do?
2. If I want to make changes to the site, what do I do?
3. Do I need a permit and are plans required to finish a basement?
4. Do I need a building permit to remodel a bathroom or a kitchen?
5. Do I need a permit for re-roofing? Number of roofs allowed?
6. Do I need a permit to replace a fence on my property?
7. Who is JULIE?
8. How close to the lot line can I install a shed?
9. What is the maximum height of a shed?
10. Can a homeowner do their own electrical work?
11. When and where are GFI outlets required?

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1. Can the Fire Department help counsel a child who has a problem with setting fires?
2. Does the Fire Department offer CPR courses?
3. Will the Fire Department check my blood pressure?
4. Can the Fire Department help rescue a distressed animal?
5. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools or pump out basements?
6. Can I use an outdoor grill (gas, propane, charcoal, barbecue, BBQ) on my apartment deck or patio?
7. Does the Village allow outdoor fireplaces?
8. Does the Fire Department give individual and group tours of the Fire Station?

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1. How should yard waste be prepared for pickup?
2. How do you dispose of paint?
3. Where can I register to vote?
4. Who do I contact when my garbage or recycling has not been picked up?
5. Does the Fire Department offer CPR courses?

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1. How can I determine if my property is in a floodplain?
2. Where can I find economic and demographic data?
3. When can I expect the deposit to be refunded?

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1. What are the guidelines for running a business from my home?
2. Where can I find information on available locations for my business?
3. What should a business owner do before signing a lease, or purchasing property?
4. How do I find out whether my business is a permitted use?
5. Where can I find information on expanding my business?
6. When opening a business, what is the first thing to consider?
7. What does a business owner need to do before opening?
8. What is a Certificate of Occupancy?

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1. What are the guidelines for running a business from my home?
2. How do I find out the zoning of my property?

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1. Can I park my vehicle on any Village street over night?
2. Where can I park my car if I want to take the Metra train?
3. Where can I pay a ticket I received for a Village ordinance violation?
4. Lost animals?
5. How do I get copies of police reports?
6. Are fireworks legal in the Village?
7. What should I do if involved in a minor non-injury vehicle crash?
8. What is the non-emergency telephone number?
9. When is the Police Department open?
10. Where is the Villa Park Police Department located? How do I get there?
11. Will the Villa Park Police Department take my fingerprints for a job application or professional license?
12. What about all of the solicitors who want money for the police department, are they legitimate?
13. Can I call the police on my cellular phone?
14. When should I call to report suspicious activity?

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1. When can I put out my garbage cans for pick up?
2. How do I get graffiti removed from my property?
3. Is open burning allowed in Villa Park?
4. My neighbors grass is about eight inches long; is there anything I can do?
5. How can I report a property maintenance violation or other Building / Zoning Code violation?

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1. Are there any watering restrictions?
2. Public Works dug up my parkway for a water / sewer repair, who's responsible to fix it?
3. What are some ways that I can conserve water?
4. What causes "musty" taste and odor in the drinking water?
5. What do I do if my garbage / yard waste was not picked up?
6. What if my water has a strong chlorine smell?
7. What is the Public Works Department's fax number?
8. What is the Public Works Department's telephone number?
9. What should I do in case of a Public Works emergency?
10. Who do I call if my sewer is backing up?
11. Who do I contact for questions about my water bill?
12. Who do I notify if a street light is out?
13. Who is responsible for maintenance of the parkway?
14. Who maintains the parkway trees?
15. Why am I experiencing unusually low water pressure?
16. Why is the water sometimes cloudy?

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1. Is the citation valid if it was not issued by a uniformed police officer?
2. What do I do if I receive a citation?
3. What if I wasn't driving the car?
4. How much is the fine?
5. How much time do I have to pay my Red Light Violation Notice?
6. Can a hearing date be re-scheduled?
7. Why has the Village of Villa Park decided to implement an Automated Red Light Photo Enforcement Program?
8. If I am in the intersection when the light is yellow and the light changes to red, will I receive a notice of violation?
9. Will the red light cameras take a picture of the driver of the vehicle?
10. Where can I go to view my video and images?
11. What if I was not the operator of the car at the time the violation took place, am I still liable?
12. The car was a rental, why did I receive the violation notice?
13. What happens if I ignore the a violation notice?
14. My payment has already been sent; will I still be charged late fees?
15. I paid the violation; why did I receive another Violation Notice?
16. If I pay the fine, can I then contest it or ask for a hearing?
17. How do I know these violations are valid?

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1. Where are the Village Sign Codes?
2. What wall signage is permitted for a tenant space in an existing shopping center?
3. What kind of temporary signs are permitted for a business?
4. Is any off-site advertising permitted?
5. Are inflatable devices, banners and streamers permitted?
6. Is a sign permit required for a face change only?
7. Why is a permit required for a temporary sign?
8. Do all temporary signs require a permit?
9. Is there a charge for a temporary sign permit?
10. Are inspections required when a temporary sign permit is initiated?

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1. Can the Fire Department help me install a smoke detector?
2. Which smoke detector should I buy?
3. How many smoke detectors do I need?
4. Will the Fire Department come out and check my smoke detector to see if it is working properly?
5. Are landlords required by law to furnish smoke detectors in their buildings?