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Curfew in effect…Local law requires anyone under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or school official in Oak Park between     11 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays and between midnight and 6 a.m. on weekends. Exceptions do apply, including attending an official supervised school, religious or other recreational or political activity, including travel to and from the event. Violations are subject to a minimum $25 fine. For more information, contact your neighborhood beat officer at

Holiday parking…Overnight parking restrictions will not be enforced on most residential streets during the Labor Day weekend. Restrictions will be lifted at 2:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 1 and resume at 2:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 5. Restrictions will remain in effect in areas reserved for overnight permit holders, such as Village-owned lots, on-street enclaves and on-street parking zones. All other parking regulations also remain in effect, including daytime posted restrictions and regulations related to traffic and public safety. For more information on parking in Oak Park call 708.358.7275 or email

Child safety seat inspections…The Fire Department offers child safety seat inspections. Parents of young children should email to schedule an inspection. Parents will need to bring their vehicle owner’s manual and car seat manufacturer’s manual along with the seat they wish to have inspected. Residents are asked not to come to the Fire Department for an inspection without an appointment. As on-call firefighter/paramedics, the technicians may not be available if duty calls.

Parking clearinghouse…Property owners with extra garage or off-street parking spaces can earn cash with a listing through the Village. The list is managed by the Parking & Mobility Services Division, which provides copies upon request, via email or in person at Village Hall, 123 Madison St., to those in need of a place to park. To list an available space or check for a local space to rent, call 708.358.7275 or email Rental agreements are between the lessor and lessee.

Leash required…All dogs that use any public street, sidewalk, parkway or public area within the Village must be on a leash controlled by the owner. The leash can be no longer than eight feet. The Park District of Oak Park offers two areas where dogs can run off leash — Maple Park, located near Maple Avenue and Lexington Street, and Ridgeland Common, south of Lake Street near Scoville Avenue. For more information on the dog parks, visit

Watering restrictions…As part of the interstate compact for preserving the Great Lakes, summer watering restrictions are in effect May 15 through Sept. 15. Outdoor water use is limited Monday through Friday to even-numbered street addresses on even-numbered days, and to odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days. Newly planted grass seed, sod, trees and shrubs are exempt from the restrictions for their first 30 days of growth. Call 708.358.5700 or email for more information.

Discrimination complaints…Village Code defends the rights of individuals within the protected classes of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, source of income, military discharge status, gender expression, housing status or disability in the purchasing, leasing, securing a loan, renting or occupying housing or other real estate. Any person otherwise qualified who is denied or discriminated against in these processes should call 708.358.5407 or email for more information, conciliation or to file a formal, written complaint.