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Please find below the answers to our most frequently asked questions:

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Animal Control
To report stray animals or dogs running at large contact the Police Department at
847 669-2141

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Block Party Information
Please contact the Police Department at 847-515-5311.

Building Permit Requirements
Almost all home improvements require permits. Check out the Building Information page of our website for more information on permits, or call  Development Services directly at 847-515-5252 for additional information.

Burning within the Village
Although Huntley straddles 2 counties, the Village Board recently adopted the McHenry County Open Burning Ordinance to cover ALL property within the Village.

Due to the relatively small size of residential lots in Huntley, leaf burning is now essentially illegal for the vast majority of homeowners within Village limits.
Be sure and follow the leaf burning regulations that apply to you:  
Huntley's Open Burning Ordinance- McHenry County
Huntley's Open Burning Ordinance- Kane County

Business Registration
Contact the Development Services Department at 847-515-5252 for information on business registration requirements.  Forms and applications

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Cable Television
Cable service is provided by Comcast, Carpentersville. Call 1-866-594-1234 for more information. A payment drop box is available at the Old Village Hall, 11704 Coral Street. The box is located in the parking lot next to the Village's payment drop box. There is NO cable drop box at the new Municipal Complex.

Christmas Tree Pick up
The Village of Huntley does not pick up Christmas Trees. Contact your Wastehauler or the Huntley Park District (847) 669-3180 for pick-up information or drop off locations.

County Jurisdictions
North of Kreutzer Road is McHenry County. South of Kreutzer Road is Kane County. Map

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Day-to-Day Operations
The Village employs a full-time Village Manager who is responsible for the daily operations of the Village. The Village Manager has the responsibility of implementing Village Board policy. In addition, the Village Manager is responsible for assuring that municipal services are provided to the community.

Drivers License Information
The nearest driver’s license facility is located in Woodstock at 458 S. Eastwood Street (Rt. 47). Contact the Secretary of State Office at (815) 338-3109 for more information.

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Fire District
The Huntley Fire Protection District encompasses approximately 55 square miles and provides services to all Village residents. Link

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Garage Sale Information
The Village does not require a permit to have a garage sale. However garage sale signs are only allowed to be posted on private property.

Garbage Service
The Village utilizes a single village-wide residential wastehauler.  Pick-up day is Monday.  The Village-wide service is provided by MDC Environmental (except for apartments & Del Webb). Commercial entities must contract for services with a wastehauler licensed to do business in the Village.

Click here for more information on this service or call the Village at (847) 515-5262 with questions or problems.

Click here for a complete list of wastehaulers who are licensed in Huntley (residential & commercial)

Click here for information regarding the storage and placement of garbage collection containers.

Governance
Huntley is a non-home rule municipality. The Village is governed by an elected President (Mayor) and a six (6) member Board of Trustees. The Village President and Board of Trustees are elected at-large to four (4) year, staggered terms. 

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Library District
The Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, provides many services for most Huntley residents. Contact them by phone (847) 669-5386 or their website www.HuntleyLibrary.org.  The Hampshire Township portion of the Village is served by the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library, 847-683-4490; www.ellajohnsonlibrary.org at 109 S. State Street; Hampshire.

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Mailbox Replacement Information
The Village will replace damaged mailboxes with standard issue boxes provided that the original mailbox was placed in compliance with Village Regulations and was actually hit by the plow truck.  If your box or post was damaged, please contact Public Works at (847) 515-5222 to report the damage.  Two replacement options are available: 

1.                 The Village will replace your box, post, or both, depending on the damage, with a standard product.  This consists of a standard metal mailbox and wooden 4’x4’ post.  You do have the option to have a more expensive model installed by the Village, but you must pay any cost above the $45.00 maximum allotted by the Village.  This $45.00 consists of $25.00 for the mailbox and $20.00 for the post.   If you decide to purchase your own mailbox and have the Village install it, you must call the Public Works Administration Department at 847-515-5222 to set up an appointment. 

2.                 You may replace the box yourself and allow the Village to reimburse you for the cost of the replacement.  With this option you must, again, stay within the $45.00 allotted by the Village ($25.00 for the mailbox and $20.00 for the post).  You can also install a more expensive mailbox and post, but you will be reimbursed a maximum of $45.00.  Remember to follow the installation requirements if you install your own mailbox.

For more information, contact Public Works at (847) 515-5222.

It is the responsibility of property owners to maintain their mailbox and structure to ensure compliance with Village and U.S. Postal Service requirements.

Mail Delivery
Contact the Huntley Post Office, 11013 Woodstock Street at (847) 669-5423 for more information.

Meeting Location, Dates and Times
Committee of the Whole meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7 P.M.
at the Municipal Complex Board Room, 10987 Main Street.

Village Board meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7 P.M.
at the Municipal Complex Board Room, 10987 Main Street.

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held on an as needed basis at the Municipal Complex Board Room, 10987 Main Street.

Plan Commission meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:30 P.M.
at the Municipal Complex Board Room, 10987 Main Street.

Historic Preservation Commission meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday after the first Plan Commission meeting of every month at 6 P.M. at the Municipal Complex Board Room,
10987 Main Street.

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Office Hours and Contact Information for Village Facilities
The Municipal Complex (Village Hall), located at 10987 Main Street (corner of Main Street and Ruth Road) is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 

The Police Department, located at 10911 Main Street (corner of Main Street and Ruth Road),
is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.*

The Village Manager's Office, located at 10987 Main Street,
is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

The Finance/Human Resources Department, located at 10987 Main Street,
is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

The Development Services Department, located at 10987 Main Street,
is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

The Public Works Administration, located at 11000 Bakley Street,
is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

The Public Works Facility, located at 11000 Bakley Street,
is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

*Note: Residents can come to the police station after hours and have an officer meet them by using the phone in the lobby.

VILLAGE HALL OFFICES
Village Manager's Office
Phone (847) 515-5240 Fax (847) 515-5245
Mail 10987 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142

Finance/Human Resources Department
Phone (847) 515-5200 Fax (847) 515-5272
Mail 10987 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142

Development Services
Phone (847) 515-5252  Fax (847) 515-5241
Mail 10987 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142

POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICES
Police
Phone (847) 515-5311 (non-emergency)
Mail 10911 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142

PUBLIC WORKS OFFICES
Public Works Administration
Phone (847) 515-5222 Fax (847) 669-5034
Mail 10987 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142

E-Mail for departments: huntley@huntley.il.us

Overnight Parking Regulations
Overnight parking on all Village streets is prohibited from 2 A.M. to 6 A.M. Permission can be obtained for special circumstances by contacting the Police Department non-emergency number (847) 515-5311.

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Park District
The Huntley Park District Administration office is located at 12015 Mill Street (Recreation Center). The Park District's website is www.huntleyparks.org. For a map of the Huntley Area Bike Path, please click here

Pet Registration
The Village of Huntley does not require pet licensing. However, both Kane and McHenry Counties do require valid rabies  tags for all dogs in the County.  Typically, when you take your pet to the veterinarian for rabies vaccination, the veterinarian's office will have all the paperwork and information on obtaining the rabies tags from McHenry or Kane County.  You can also find more information on tags at the appropriate County websites below.

If you live in McHenry County, you need to pay your tag fees through McHenry County Animal Control.  The following link gives additional information on the amount required and where to send proof of vaccination and payment: McHenry County Rabies Vaccination Info

If you live in Kane County, you need to pay your tag fees through Kane County Animal Control.  The following link gives additional information on the amount required and where to send proof of vaccination and payment: Kane County Rabies Vaccination Info

Population
Currently, Huntley's corporate limits encompass 14.22 square miles of land area, with a 2010 Census population of 24,291 residents.

The Village's 1990 population was 2,453 and the 2000 number was 5,730. A Special Census in 2008 revealed the population to be 23,229. The current 2010 Census population is 24, 291. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning estimates the population will rise to 44,435 by year 2030.

Click here to visit our Economic Development website to learn more about Huntley's population

Property Tax Information
In McHenry County, property tax information can be obtained by calling the Assessor’s Office at (815) 334-4290. In Grafton Township, call (847) 669-3383. In Kane County, call (630) 232-5950, Rutland Township call (847) 428-6560, and in Hampshire Township call (847) 683-4480.

Property Tax Levy Information
Yes.  Huntley's share is approximately 5.87% and the rate is 0.4880 per $100 of assessed valuation.  It is one of the lowest rates in the county.

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Real Estate Transfer Stamp Information
The Village does not require a real estate transfer stamp. 

Recycling Links
Kane County Recycling www.countyofkane.org/pages/recycling
McHenry County Recycling www.mchenry.edu/recycling

Recreational Vehicle Rules and Regulations
The Village has a comprehensive ordinance regulating procedures for proper parking and storage of recreational vehicles. Additional information can be obtained by contacting either the Development Services Department (847) 515-5252 or the Police Department at (847) 515-5311. Zoning Code Section 156.106.

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School District

HARMONY ROAD CAMPUS
Huntley
Huntley High School
13719 Harmony Road
Huntley, IL 60142
847-659-6600
Grades 9-12
REED ROAD CAMPUS
Lake in the Hills
Marlowe Middle School
9625 Haligus Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-659-4700
Grades 6-8
SQUARE BARN ROAD CAMPUS Algonquin
Heineman Middle School
725 Academic Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-659-4700
Grades 6-8
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Leggee Elementary
13723 Harmony Road
Huntley, IL 60142
847-659-6200
Grades K-5
Martin Elementary
10920 Reed Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-659-5300
Grades 3-5; Preschool
Conley Elementary
750 Academic Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-659-3700
Grades 3-5
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  Chesak Elementary
10901 Reed Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-659-5700
Grades K-2
Mackeben Elementary
800 Academic Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-659-3400
Grades K-2

Contact Consolidated School District 158 at 847-659-6158 for more information or visit their website: www.d158.k12.il.us.

Services Provided
Municipal services provided by the Village include the following:
Water/sewer utilities
Building, planning and zoning
Public safety/police
Maintenance of streets and utilities
Snow plowing

Snow Levels for Snow Plowing
The Public Works Department will begin plowing the Village streets when there is a snowfall of two (2) inches or more.

Street Light Outage
Contact Public Works at (847) 515-5222.


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Township Jurisdictions
North of Kreutzer Road Grafton Township. South of Kreutzer Road is Rutland Township; however South of Kreutzer Road in the northwest end of Sun City is Hampshire Township.  Map

 

Tree Replacement Program 50/50
THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
The 50/50 tree program allows a cost share between residents and the Village to replace residential parkway trees that were inspected and found to be hazardous, sick or dead.  Residential property owners request that their parkway tree be inspected and if the tree meets the criteria of this program then an order form is sent to the resident.  Typically a selection of three to five trees is offered for planting.
Click here for the current Registered Tree Contractor List.

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Village Sticker Requirement
The Village does not require village stickers.

Voters Registration
Voter registration is available at the Municipal Complex, 10987 Main Street, the iHuntley Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road or by contacting either the McHenry County Government Center in Woodstock at (815)334-4242 or the Kane County Clerk’s Office in Geneva at (630) 232-5950.

For information on where to vote please click on the appropriate county link below:
McHenry County Election Website Link
Kane County Election Website Link

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Water / Sewer Service
Contact the Finance Department at 847-515-5200.

Watering Restrictions
Yes. The Village follows a color coded, four-tiered water conservation program (red, yellow, orange and green) to help residents quickly identify the status of our community water system. Signs are posted throughout the Village displaying the color and water restriction conditions. Hand watering is permitted for watering of flowers, plants, car washing, etc. For more information about the restrictions, contact Public Works at 847-515-5222.

To find out more information regarding the color-coded system:
Outside Watering Restriction Code

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Yard Waste Removal
The Village-wide wastehauler, MCD Environmental, picks up yard waste (grass clippings and leaves in Kraft bags or specially marked cans) from April 1st - November 30th.  Twice a year the Village has a “Brush Pick-up” program. Contact Public Works at 847-515-5222 for more information.

 

 

Did you know...
You can pay your water bill at the Municipal Complex or you can put your payment in the drop box at the old Village Hall parking lot. You can also put your cable payment in a separate drop box at the old Village Hall parking lot. (There is a drop box for water bills at the new Municipal Complex, but NO drop box for cable).

You can also sign up for Direct Utility Billing Payments to pay your bill automatically. Contact Village Hall at (847) 515-5200 for more information or download the
Utility Billing Auto Debit Form

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SPECIAL SERVICE AREA TAX

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Frequently asked questions about Special Service Area Taxes

 

   
Village of Huntley 10987 Main Street Huntley, IL 60142 PHONE: 847-669-9600 Location Contacts