The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Graffiti hotline…Call the 708.358.5429 to report incidents of graffiti. Village staff will remove graffiti from Village-owned properties. A removal solution will be provided at no cost to private property owners. E-mail to learn more.

Signs prohibited…Placing any type of sign in the public right of way such as the parkway space between the sidewalk and the curb is prohibited. The prohibition includes, but is not limited to garage sale signs, political signs, open house signs and contractor signs. For more information call 708.358.5430 or e-mail

Film permits required…A permit is required for any residential or commercial property to be used as a location for a television commercial or other filming. Neighbors must be notified by flyer as to when and where the shoot is to occur. If police presence is required, services of off-duty police must be paid by the film crew. For more information call 708.358.5407 or e-mail

Quit smoking help…Free nicotine replacement patches are available through the Illinois Department of Public Health Tobacco Free Communities fund. Residents age 18 and over are eligible. To register, call the Illinois Quitline at 866.784.8937. Information also is posted at

Backing into stalls prohibited…Backing a vehicle into a parking stall in a Village lot or garage is prohibited because permit decals must appear in the rear window and be visible to enforcement officers. Violators may be ticketed. For more information e-mail

Stop solicitors…To discourage door-to-door solicitors, obtain a no soliciting sticker from the Village Clerk’s office in Village Hall, 123 Madison St., to place on or near the front door. Call 708.358.5670 or e-mail for more information.

Avoid parking ticket paperwork and late fees…Parking citations can be appealed and paid on-line at Payment may be made with Visa, MasterCard and Discover. For more information visit or e-mail

No swings in trees…Tree swings in parkway trees may appear fun, but they threaten the health of the trees and safety of passersby. That’s why it is illegal to attach any rope, wire, nail, sign, poster or any other manmade object to trees and shrubs located on Village property. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail

Overnight parking restricted…Parking is prohibited on all Village streets from 2:30 – 6 a.m., seven days a week, year around, except when allowed by permit or pass. If you have guests, consider parking in one of the Village’s three public garages. For more information about parking, visit