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Properties located in the Historic Preservation District have special regulations which must be followed, the above list does not apply to any property located in this district.
The City of Lockport's ordinance states that the drainage of roofs, paved yards, yards and courts, and other open areas on the premises, and sump pumps, shall not discharge in a manner that creates a nuisance to adjoining properties. The city advises property owners to redirect their sump pump discharge to an area that will not cause a nuisance to neighbors. For questions or to file a complaint, please contact Code Enforcement at (815) 838-2132.
A Grading Permit is needed and can be obtained through the Engineering Department. The city will not allow any grade changes to be made at the property lines without submitting a complete plan for approval.
Before calling the city, check with your builder to verify that the final survey has been submitted. If the survey has been submitted, your next step would be to contact the Building Department to check the status of the survey. When the Building Department receives the survey from the builder, it is sent to the Engineering Department. The survey is then marked "Rejected" or "Approved." If the survey is rejected, it is up to the builder to correct the problems and then submit a new survey. The Engineering Department will not make another inspection until a new survey is received. For questions, please contact the Engineering Department at (815) 838-0549, ext. 2313.
FEMA determines if a property is in a floodplain. FEMA regularly publishes maps that show the locations of floodplains. For more information, visit FEMA's website.
Once your landscaping has been completed, please contact your Builder. Once approved by your Builder, the City will be notified to complete our inspection. Once the inspection has been performed and approved (usually 5-7 workings days after request), the bond will be refunded. Refund time is typically 4 - 6 weeks from date of final approval. If your landscaping has been rejected, you will be notified by mail of the outstanding issues. Once those items are corrected, please call for a reinspection of the property.
For questions regarding JULIE markings in your yard, please contact JULIE directly at 1-800-892-0123
For branches & brush, the following conditions must be met:
Note: Public Works will be offering branch pick up twice per year. In order to participate in this service, branches must be out on the 1st Monday of May for the spring service; or the 1st Monday of October for the fall service. Please note it may take up to 2 weeks for the branches to be picked up during these service times.
The city has an inclusive contract with Waste Management. Furniture and appliances will be collected on your regular pick-up day however, only one large item will be collected per week.
When recycling cardboard or paperboard, if putting in recycling tote please make sure it is flattened. If putting in the trash tote it must also be flattened. Do not take a cardboard box and put garbage or other boxes inside.
If you have a question or concern on how to dispose of something, please call the water department at 815-838-0549 option 3. If you are unsure about something please call before placing it out on the curb for pickup.