Permit Parking: Frequently
the permit parking work?
can I purchase a permit?
can I direct shoppers to park in town?
I cannot find a parking space in my permitted area?
I find a map of the new Village permit parking areas?
does the Village no longer allow duplicate permits?
How does the permit parking
Permit holders will be issued a colored permit.
The color of the permit identifies the respective
parking areas that can be used by the permit holder.
The most prevalent colors and parking areas include:
RED -- Merchant
Parking Permit (14 parking areas 9am-5pm
BLUE -- Commuter
Parking Permit (2 parking areas 7am-9:15am,
PURPLE -- Free Merchant
Parking Permit 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
** WEEKENDS ARE FREE IN ALL PERMIT PARKING
AREAS IN THE VILLAGE **
Permit holders must display their permits if
they are parking in these respective areas during
the designated time periods. Outside of the designated
time periods, parking is FREE and may be used
by anybody. Permit holders only have reserved
parking during the designated hours.
How can I purchase
Upon implementation of the new permit parking
plan, only existing permit holders will be issued
permits. New permits will not be issued until
an initial evaluation of the parking management
progress has been made.
If you are interested in becoming a permit holder,
please register your contact information with
the Village Hall by calling 630-789-7000, or via
I used to park in the
permitted areas during the free hours. Where do
I park now that these are all day permitted areas?
Changes to the regulated hours for permit areas
will displace merchants who have taken advantage
of free parking. The Village offers free permit
parking for these merchants in an area designated
with a purple permit (Hinsdale Avenue west of
The Chestnut Street Lot, located on Chestnut
Street west of Lincoln, is regulated by a pay
box for a rate of 1 hour for every $0.25 cents,
between the hours of 6am-6pm. The pay box accepts
coins, dollars, or credit cards. This lot may
be used by merchants, commuters, or shoppers.
Additional free parking is available in the Village
Lot after 9:15am Mon-Sat, or all day Sunday and
Where can I direct shoppers
to park in town?
The Washington Lot is designated a Shopper
Only parking lot. Essentially, this has
increased the parking availability for visitors
and shoppers in a central location in the business
Shoppers should be directed to the Washington
Lot (Washington Street just south of First Street).
This parking area is regulated by a pay box for
a rate of 1 hour for every $0.25 cents. The pay
box accepts coins, dollars, or credit cards. The
maximum time allowable for parking in this lot
is six (6) hours.
Users of the lot must remember their stall number,
and then immediately pay at the box (There has
been confusion in which customers misinterpreted
that payment should be made after returning to
Merchants and employees parking in the designated
shopper areas are subject to a $25 fine.
What if I cannot find a
parking space in my permitted area?
The Village will not be increasing the volume
of permit sales at the onset of these changes.
Therefore, the spot availability will remain constant
with the number of sold permits.
It is recognized that some permit areas will
be of higher demand than others; however, the
availability will be relative to the number of
spots available in the past. Time will help you
identify what the peak use times will be in the
respective lots, and consequently you may need
to seek alternative areas which are of lesser
Where can I find a map of
the new Village permit parking areas?
Maps are available by clicking here
or can be picked up in person at the Village Hall
or Police Department.
Additional maps will be posted on Village-owned
public announcement bulletin boards throughout
Why does the Village
no longer allow duplicate permits?
The Village has made a policy decision to discontinue
the use of duplicate parking permits. The purpose
of this change was not to generate more revenue
but because it was impossible to monitor the use
of multiple duplicate permits due to the expansive
parking areas where permits can be used. You may
still share permits between employees and the
Police Department located at 121 Symonds Drive
has agreed to be the exchange point for employees
to pick-up and drop-off permits. To do this, please
drop off an envelope with your business name on
it with your parking permit and instruct your
employee of this procedure. Permits can be dropped
off and picked up 24 hours a day.