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Commonly Violated Ordinances
Commonly Violated Village Ordinances

Ordinances Relating to Vehicles & Parking

11.32.020 - Parking at curb: No vehicle shall be parked with the left side of such vehicle next to the curb, and it is unlawful to stand or park any vehicle in a street other than parallel with the curb and with the two right wheels of the vehicle within twelve inches of the regularly established curb line, except that upon those streets that have been marked for angle parking, vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such marks.

11.32.030 - Vehicles for sale: It is unlawful to park any vehicle upon any street for the purpose of displaying it for sale, or to park any vehicle upon any business street from which vehicle merchandise is peddled.

11.32.150 - Truck parking: It is unlawful to park any vehicle, licensed to operate as a truck-tractor, semi-trailer, a trailer, truck bearing a Class D license or above (as defined in the Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 95 ½) or tow truck bearing a license, or to permit any such vehicle to remain parked at any time on any street in the village or on private property in said village located in a district zoned for a single-family, two-family to three-family, or three-family to six-family residences; except for the purpose of making a delivery or a service call for a period of not to exceed thirty minutes. It is lawful to park any noncommercial vehicle bearing "B" license players on any street in the village or on private property in the village in a district zoned for single-family, two-family to three-family, or three-family to six-family residences.

11.32.155 - Recreational vehicle parking: No person, firm or corporation shall park any recreational vehicle, which exceeds twenty-five feet in length, whether self-propelled or towed on any street in the village unless specific written permission by the village police department is granted and said permission cannot exceed a total of fourteen days in any one calendar year. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars per day per violation.

11.56.010 – Village Stickers Required by April 30th: It is unlawful for any person residing in the village, or for any firm or corporation having its principal place of business in the village, or having vehicles registered to an address in the village, to use, cause or permit any of his, her, it’s or their agents or employees to operate any motor vehicle within the corporate limits of the village, or to allow any motor vehicle to be parked on public or private property located within the corporate limits of the village, unless such motor vehicle is licensed as hereinafter provided.

Each and every vehicle which has been issued a license by the Secretary of the State of Illinois, which is registered to an address in the village, shall have the village vehicle sticker displayed on the lower passenger side portion of the windshield of such vehicle, and the owner of such vehicle, as reflected by the records of the Illinois Secretary of State's office shall be responsible for securing the vehicle sticker herein required and complying with the provisions herein. Any expired vehicle sticker shall be removed from the windshield of the vehicle

Ordinances relating to Animals

10.04.020 - Dogs and Cat License Required: Every person who owns or keeps a dog or cat within the limits of the village shall report to the village clerk annually, on or before the first day of January of each year, his or her name and address, and shall give the name, breed, color and sex of each and every dog and cat owned or kept by such person within the village, and shall present for the scrutiny of the village clerk a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian indicating that the dog or cat has been inoculated for rabies within one year previous to the date of application for license. That the fine for not registering a dog or cat license in the village of Westchester shall be a minimum fine of one hundred dollars up to a maximum fine of seven hundred fifty dollars. *The pet licenses are free to residents.

10.04.060 – Dogs At large Penalty: If any dog is in any street, alley or other public place within the village of Westchester or upon the private premises of any person other than the owner or keeper of such dog and shall there annoy or endanger any person or destroy or damage or injure any property, the owner or keeper of such dog shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for the first offense on the part of the owner or keeper in allowing or permitting such dog to be or in failing to prevent such dog from being on such street, alley or other public place or upon such private premises; and upon a second or subsequent conviction for a similar offense committed thereafter, such owner or keeper shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense.

10.04.070 - Dogs—Number limited: No person shall keep, or allow to be kept, upon the premises occupied or used by him within the village of Westchester, more than two dogs at any one time, and for any person or persons to keep or use any yard, pen, place or premises, within the village of Westchester, in or upon which more than two dogs shall be found or kept at any one time, shall constitute and is declared to be a nuisance, and any person or persons creating or permitting such nuisance to exist, having the right or power to abate the same, shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars and not exceeding twenty-five dollars in every case and to a like fine for every day he or they shall neglect to abate such nuisance.

 

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