Village Services

On-street parking
Parking is not allowed on any village street between 3 and 5 a.m. or after 1 inch or more of snow has fallen. If you have overnight guests, or if your vehicle is disabled on a village street, notify the police department as soon as possible.

Water and sewer
Water and sewer bills may be paid at the village hall. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During regular business hours, you may pay your bill inside village hall or use the convenient night deposit on the south side of the building. Various payment options, such as credit card or online payment, are also available. For more information, call (847) 223-8515 or visit

Building department
The building department, (847) 223-8515, located in the village hall, issues permits for any building or property changes including decks, fencing, patios, yard sheds, paving, etc. Consult with the building department before making any interior or exterior changes to your property.

Owners are required to abide by the leash law whenever an animal is off the owner’s property. Additionally, owners are responsible for the removal of their animal’s waste from public and private property.

Landscape waste disposal
Illinois law requires that landscape waste, consisting of leaves, grass clippings and woody material be excluded from landfill disposal. Residents who wish to dispose of their landscape waste have two options. First, you can create a compost pile that will naturally decompose the yard waste. Secondly, you can subscribe to Waste Management’s yard waste service at a flat monthly fee. To arrange for this service, contact Waste Management at (847) 395-2020.

Garbage pickup
The village contracts with Waste Management for refuse pickup. When you call the village hall to establish an account, you will be advised of your pickup day. Containers may be on the parkway only from 6 p.m. the night before pickup until 6 p.m. the day of pickup. The village’s contract provides for the pickup of garbage deposited only in the automated cart.

If you have additional garbage for pickup, call Waste Management and make direct arrangements with them for a special pickup. Waste Management charges for special pickups. They are not included in the standard service provided by the village contract.

Under the village’s refuse contract, each single-family home is provided with a green recycling cart for curbside recycling. Residents may place the following materials in the recycling cart at the curb: newspaper, magazines, glass bottles and jars, PET and HDPE plastic bottles. A recycling center is located at the Grayslake Public Works Department facility (at the end of Berry Avenue, east of Route 83). The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and accepts newspaper, aluminum cans, cardboard, washed glass and plastic. Electronics are also accepted.

Village of Grayslake Senior Center
The Grayslake Senior Center is located at 50 Library Ln. at the south entrance of the Library Lane Residences. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A variety of programs are offered daily and weekly. Exercise equipment, pool table and computers are also available at no charge for Grayslake residents. A hot meal is served at noon Monday through Friday. Advance registration is required by phone or in person.

The Village of Grayslake has contracted with Catholic Charities to manage and operate the senior center. For more information, contact Sharon Wold, senior center manager, at (847) 543-1041.

Grayslake Aquatic Center
The Esper A. Peterson Foundation Family Aquatic Center is located at 250 Library Ln. and is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from noon to 8 p.m. daily. Amenities include a 180-foot tube slide, 120-foot body slide, poolside climbing wall, seven water play features, zero-depth entry, sand play area, and full-service concession stand.

The aquatic center is also available for birthday parties and after-hour rentals. For additional information, visit or call (847) 223-POOL.

Grayslake Youth Center NFP, Inc./The Oasis
The Grayslake Youth Center NFP/The Oasis is located at 151 Hawley St. in downtown Grayslake. Its mission is “to be the place of choice for students to go after school, evenings and weekends. To provide a safe and stimulating environment to interact with others in the same age group.”

The Oasis provides live music on stage with its state-of-the art sound system on weekends, and study areas with homework assistance on a drop-in basis on specified evenings during the school year. In addition, snacks and games are available. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. (free admission), Friday and Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. ($5 donation). Sundays are available to rent for private parties.

It is closed on holidays. For more information, visit, email or call (847) 986-2799.

Avon Township
433 E. Washington St.
Round Lake Park, IL 60073
Phone: (847) 546-1446
Fax: (847) 546-9409

Some of the many services offered at the Avon Township center include:

• Food pantry
• General and emergency assistance to person and/or families to assist them in meeting basic living expenses and in need according to written standards.
• Handicapped parking applications
• R.T.A. Senior Fare passes