Welcome to the Village of Carol Stream official website. It is our hope that you will be able to use this website to find the information you need to make informed decisions about your interactions with the Village of Carol Stream. The Village is governed by a Mayor and six Trustees elected at large. A professional Village Manager appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees manages the day to day operations of the Village. The Mayor and Village Board of Trustees encourage residents to attend its regularly scheduled meetings on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Gregory J. Bielawski Municipal Center located at 500 N. Gary Ave. During each meeting, residents and the general public are provided an opportunity to share issues and concerns directly with the Village Board during the Listening Post segment of the meeting. We encourage residents to get to know their elected and appointed officials by attending a Village Board meeting, which is also a good way to get to know your new community and become familiar community issues. All regularly scheduled Village Board meetings are rebroadcast on Comcast Cable Television public access channel 6 or AT&T U-Verse public access channel 99 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Noon, 4pm, 6pm, & 10pm.
We hope you enjoy living in or visiting Carol Stream and believe you will discover excellent schools, cultural and recreational opportunities as well as other amenities that will contribute to your comfort and well-being in the Village of Carol Stream. If there are any services or information you desire to get your home established, continue your residency or conduct business with the Village please feel free to contact our friendly receptionists at 630-665-7050 for assistance. They will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the desired department and staff member.
Chapter 9, Article 4 (Health Code - Trees) of the Carol Stream Village Code requires property owners to remove dead, diseased… Read More
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Veterans of Foreign Wars to host Memorial Day Observance
The Carol Stream Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10396 will host a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 25th at 11:00 am in Memorial Park located at the intersection of Thunderbird Trail and Silverleaf Blvd. The reflection will be delivered by Bronze Star recipient Army Lt. Colonel Scott Hible. Current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their family members, friends, Carol Stream residents and the general public are cordially invited to attend this moving ceremony to honor America’s war heroes.
Property Owners are Responsible for Removal of Dead, Diseased or Infested Trees on Private Property
Chapter 9, Article 4 (Health Code - Trees) of the Carol Stream Village Code requires property owners to remove dead, diseased or infested (“nuisance”) trees located on private property. Village inspectors have resumed the process of identifying nuisance trees on private properties on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, and will soon begin contacting property owners to advise them that nuisance trees must be removed. You may hire a tree removal contractor on your own; however, you may wish to consider joining together with your neighbors to hire a single contractor to remove a larger number of trees, which may allow you to achieve better pricing. Before hiring a tree removal contractor, we suggest that you obtain the following:
2015 Annual Vehicle Registration Begins Friday, May 1st
Beginning Friday, May 1st, Village residents and business owners who use, own or possess a motorized vehicle(s) must purchase a vehicle license sticker by mail or in person during regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) during the 60-day registration period. In addition, vehicle owners may also register their vehicle(s) on-line at www.carolstream.org – Residents/Business – On-Line Services - Vehicle Registration. Police Records Clerks will also register vehicles Monday – Friday after 5 pm and round-the-clock on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the 60-day registration period. The following vehicle sticker fee schedule has remained unchanged for the last 23 years:
Frank Saverino - Protect My Town
The Village Board recently approved the 2015-16 budget which begins May 1st. The Village staff has worked hard to put together a responsible financial plan for the coming fiscal year that carries forward the vision of the Village Board including projects and services that will continue to improve our community, however; one of the financial uncertainties that is facing municipal and county governments across our state is the prospect that the state will reduce the local government share of income tax receipts by 50%.
This revenue grab will reduce the Village operating revenue by 1.9 million dollars overnight and force the Village Board to choose between cutting basic services or raising taxes to balance our current budget.
Village to Host Energy Efficiency Workshop for Homeowners
The Village in partnership with School Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education (SCARCE) will host an energy efficiency workshop for residential homeowners on Thursday, May 7th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Carol Stream Municipal Center located at 500 N. Gary Ave. Ms. Carrie Horak, a recycling educator with SCARCE will facilitate the workshop that will include a wealth of information to assist homeowners in reducing their overall energy consumption and associated energy costs.
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The Carol Stream Village Hall and Police Department is located at 500 North Gary Avenue.The Village Hall is open M-F 8 - 5 and closed on Weekends. The Police Department is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. For emergencies, please call 911. For more information see our Departments pages
The Legislative Board is comprised of the elected Mayor and six Trustees of the Village of Carol Stream. The Board makes policy decisions necessary to maintain and enhance the health, safety and welfare of citizens and visitors to Carol Stream. Click here to contact Carol Stream's elected officials.