During the winter months, the United City of Yorkville enforces a snow shoveling ordinance and parking prohibitions in the event of a snowfall.
Snow Shoveling Restrictions
Please remember that when shoveling it is unlawful to deposit snow on to City streets when removing snow from driveways and sidewalks. Violation of the Snow Shoveling Ordinance (PDF) may result in a $50 fine per occurrence.
Fire Hydrant Areas
When shoveling your driveway or walkway, if there is a fire hydrant in front of your house, please take the time to shovel the area around the hydrant. We appreciate your effort in helping us keep the City’s property clear of snow during the winter months.
Parking on city streets in the United City of Yorkville is prohibited (except for emergency vehicles during emergencies) after a snowfall of more than 2 inches. In addition, residents are reminded that parking is prohibited on any City street after a 2-inch snowfall for 24 hours after the snowfall has ended.
Right to Tow
Please note that the City has the right to tow any illegally parked vehicle and to assess to the owner or driver of the vehicle any and all reasonable towing charges as billed to the City. A complete copy of the City's Snow Parking Ordinance (PDF) is available.
Snow Operations Order
The City has an approved snow plan. Outlined in the plan is the order in which snow operations including removal and street treatment such as salting are prioritized. This order is determined by traffic volume starting with the most heavily traveled streets. Therefore, main arteries and roadways are first, secondary streets such as those in subdivisions are next, and afterwards cul-de-sacs, alleys, sidewalks, and parking lots are completed. In cases of heavy snowfall, when cul-de-sacs are plowed, cul-de-sacs will be plowed one-lane, one-pass until more heavily traveled streets have been cleared and remain clear.
If damage occurs to your mailbox only those struck directly by a snowplow are eligible for replacement. To report damage either fill out the online form here or contact the Public Works Department at 630-553-4349 within 3 days of the occurrence. Once reported the following will occur:
- A temporary mailbox will be placed until a determination can be made as to whether or not the City is responsible.
- A Public Works representative will inspect the mailbox and make a determination as to whether or not the mailbox was property installed, if the material was in good condition, and if it was struck by a City vehicle.
- If the determination is made that the City is responsible for replacement of the mailbox, the homeowner is eligible for reimbursement of up to $128 for material to replace the mailbox. Reimbursement may be submitted to the City after the homeowner installs a new mailbox and it is inspected by a Public Works representative.
- If it is determined that the city is not responsible for the damage, it will be the homeowner's responsibility to replace the mailbox following city standards.