Code Enforcement

Mission Statement


The goal of the Code Enforcement Division is to eliminate blight, improve the appearance of residential and commercial areas, and create a community where all those who live, work, or visit can experience a sense of pride and well being. While our goals may sound simple, your partnership is needed to make them a reality.

Introduction and Goals


The Village of Richton Park property maintenance, codified, and zoning codes are designed to assist in maintaining community property values, protect the atmosphere of neighborhoods, and prevent unsafe and unsightly use of property by requiring that all properties be kept in an orderly, clean, and safe condition. Only through compliance with the municipal codes and knowing how to take action when violations occur, can we work together to achieve the quality of life everyone deserves in Richton Park.

Code Violation Reporting


If you see a violation in your neighborhood and want to report it, please contact Code Enforcement at (708) 481-8950. It is village policy that the identity of all complainants is kept strictly confidential. Residents should be aware that most of the complaints investigated by Code Enforcement did not occur overnight. There are also legal requirements which require proper notification to the property owner. As so, a remedy may not be immediate. Though not often, the notification process alone can sometimes delay the process for several weeks. Please know that staff is working diligently on the abatement of violations in your area and throughout the village.

We encourage you to become familiar with the property maintenance and zoning codes, and become a Partner in Pride in Richton Park.