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Aquatic Center Membership Cards will be available for pick-up at the Aquatic Center beginning with the Preview Party. Following the Preview Party, Aquatic Center Membership Cards may be picked-up during normal operating hours by visiting the Member Services desk at the front entrance of the facility.
Assuming a complete permit submittal and approved plan review, the Village's goal is to issue most permits within 7 business days. More complex permits can take up to 14 or 30 business days.
Village Code requires building permits for most exterior and interior improvements; i.e., changes to electric and plumbing items including fixtures and water heaters, replacement windows and doors, roofing and siding, basements, room and garage additions, fences, sheds, repaving, and other construction-type repairs. Items that do not require permits are flooring (wood, tile, or carpeting) and painting - inside or out.
Click here to download the permit application. It may be sent in via fax, mail or dropped off at the Building Department in the Village Hall. You can also stop in at the Village Hall to complete the paper work.
Fees vary and are subject to change, click here to view fees. Or you may call the Building Department at 847-223-8515.
All businesses in the Village of Grayslake, including home based businesses, are required by Village Code Chapter 5 to apply for a business license before opening. Business licenses are valid from May 1 through April 30 of each year. Failure to obtain the required business license can result in enforcement actions by the Village, including a fine up to $500.00 and/or suspension of business activity.
Music Device: $50.00 per machine, per year Amusement Devices: $100.00 for each license address AND $50.00 per machine, per year Vending Machine: $25.00 per machine per year Massage Establishments and to find out out liquor license availability please call the Request for Service System at (847) 223-8515.
All business licenses expire on April 30 of each year and are valid from May 1 through April 30. Please call Village Hall at (847) 223-8515 with any questions about renewals.
The Lake Street Station is located on Lake Street south of Route 120 and serves Metra's Milwaukee District North line between Chicago and Fox Lake. The Washington Street Station is located on Washington Street west of Lake Street and serves Metra's North Central line between Chicago and Antioch.
To obtain more information and an application please click here.
Commuters needing to park overnight at either the Lake Street Station or the Washington Street Station must pay the $1.75/day fee in advance at the Grayslake Village Hall, 10 South Seymour Avenue. Please note the fees must be paid prior to parking overnight in either Metra Station parking lot. If you prefer unlimited parking 24 hours a day, please check The Prepay Parking Program
Obtain additional information about the Prepay Parking Program by clicking here.
Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Village Hall unless otherwise announced. (Scheduled subject to change.) View the
The Village Hall is located at 10 South Seymour Avenue downtown in the Village Center, just west of the railroad tracks.
The Village Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours may change for various holidays.
You can mail your payment along with your invoice to our lockbox at: Village of Grayslake P.O. Box 1217 Bedford Park, IL 60499-1217 Payments can also be dropped off at Village Hall during regular business hours or placed in our overnight drop box located in the parking lot just north of our entrance. You can also pay online by logging into the Utility Bill Management System.
Auto pay enrollment.
Bills are generated on the first of each month and sent out within the first five days of the month.
Customer payments can be made over the phone by calling (844)-463-8922. Customers will need their 12-digit account number to pay using this method.
Yes, you can use Visa, MasterCard, or Discover in person or online with the Utility Bill Management System, however this method requires 48 hours to post.
A valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and registration (other driver information may be required) is necessary for the officer to complete an accident report.
Request for police reports may be made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Please click here to be redirected to the Freedom of Information Act page.
1. Pay by phone: 1-866/353-0455
2. Pay by check or money order (DO NOT SEND CASH!) be sure to include the citation number or copy of ticket with payment. This can be done in person at the police counter, drop off in the Village hall drop box or by US Mail to: Village of Grayslake Citation Processing Center P.O. Box 3214 Milwaukee, WI 53201-3214
3. Pay on-line: Online Parking/Local Ordinance Ticket Payment
Temporary Handicap Placards can be obtained fromAvon Township Office 433 East Washington StreetRound Lake Park, IL 60073(847) 546-1446
The state form is also required for the temporary placards.
Unincorporated Grayslake - contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at (847) 549-5200.
If a national background check is required, the resident must contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at (847) 549-5200.
Proper identification is required: a valid DL, State Photo ID or passport. The Grayslake Police Department provides a form to be filled out by the applicant. Once the background check has been completed a notarized form is returned to the resident. There is no charge for this service.
You must come in person to the Grayslake Police Department and complete the form. This service is limited to 2 week periods. If more time is necessary special permission must be granted by the Commander of the Police Department.
1. Between 12:01 a.m. and six a.m. Saturday;
2. Between 12:01 a.m. and six a.m. Sunday; and
3. Between eleven p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and six a.m. on the following day.
The Village plows roads that are under the jurisdiction of the municipality. These include neighborhood streets and certain larger roads. Other agencies plow other Grayslake streets, including:
Unfortunately, during snow plow operations mailboxes may be damaged either from a direct hit from a snowplow or from wet snow thrown from a snow plow. The Village has a mailbox replacement policy for both properly placed and improperly placed mailboxes within the Village right-of-way. The Village also reserves the option to repair the mailbox. To report a damaged mailbox, please call the Request for Service System at (847) 223-8515 or
In a cul-de-sac, it is extremely difficult to have the truck push snow onto a center island. Trucks are not built to be articulated into an angle that would allow placing a portion of the snow on the island, and centrifugal force causes the snow to move off of the plow toward the outside of the circle. Public Work's goal in clearing all streets is to maintain as much of the normal pavement width as possible, while at the same time, allowing acceptable access to the mailboxes for the postal carriers.
One thing you can do to reduce the amount of snow that is plowed in front of your driveway is to place as much of the snow as possible to the right side of your drive, as you face the street. This reduces the chance of snow previously removed from the driveway being pushed back onto your drive. This suggestion, however, may not work in cul-de-sacs that have driveway openings placed close together.
Unfortunately, the Village does not have the personnel to clean driveways. This is the responsibility of the resident.
Please call the Request for Service System at (847) 223-8515 or call the non-emergency Police Department phone number after hours (847) 223-2341 (call PD for a missing manhole cover only). Also, you may click
Please call the Request for Service System at (847) 223-8515 or call the non-emergency Police Department phone number after hours (847) 223-2341.
Snow and ice removal is an inexact science. Different storms bring different problems which require different levels and types of responses. Several factors directly contribute to the severity and impact of a storm.
1. The Length of the Storm: Extended snow storms make snow and ice removal more challenging for plow operators. It is much easier to clear eight inches of snow that falls over a six hour period in comparison to a four inch snow that falls over a twenty-four hour period. Unlike most area towns Grayslake plows all streets throughout extended storms rather than just focusing on larger arterial streets until the snow ends.
2. The Composition of the Snow: Snow moisture levels vary based on temperature. The closer the temperature is to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the heavier the content of the snow will be. Heavy snow makes snow and ice removal much more difficult and slower. The process is more efficient and effective when snow is dry and fluffy.
3. Rush Hour Effect: Morning and late-afternoon snow storms will increase your driving times. Snow during rush hour periods also slows plow trucks since plow trucks must share the road with the higher traffic volumes of rush period. This can slow plowing operations. Try and stay updated on predicted weather conditions and make your travel plans accordingly. As is standard procedure, the Village plow and salt crews will clear the snow and ice as quickly as possible when these particularly inconvenient storms occur.
4. Deicing Materials: Almost every community uses salt for pavement deicing. This is to reduce icy conditions and pavements to some degree. How different communities apply these materials impacts results. More frequent applications and higher amounts of salt can improve pavement conditions but this must be balanced with environmental impacts. Grayslake uses more salt than some towns and less than others. The Village uses an environmentally friendly alternative to salt only to help deice streets. This alternative combines traditional road salt and a beet by-product which reduces the amount of salt needed and increases the deicing effectiveness at lower temperatures.
Please see the Garbage Route Map.
In order to accommodate various resident service needs, there are three different garbage toter sizes for residents to select from: Standard Size / 90 Gallon Garbage Toter - $24.22 per month Medium Size / 65 Gallon Garbage Toter - $21.65 per month Small Size / 35 Gallon Garbage Toter - $18.01 per month Monthly rates include fees for recycling services, leaf vacuuming service, holiday tree pick-up and special spring yard waste pick-up week.
Village residents are allowed to place one bulk item out with their weekly pick up at no charge. For more than one item, please call Waste Management for a special pick up at (800) 796-9696. Waste Management does not pick up appliances. Certain bulk items have fees associated with them.
The garbage can exchange program takes place once a year. Residents who want to take part in the program may register between January 1 and February 15, replacements take place in March. Please call the Request for Service system at (847) 223-8515 for more information.