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Generally, no, Village Ordinance prohibits street parking between the hours of 2:00 am - 6:00 am. We understand there are certain circumstances where it is not always possible to park a vehicle off the street. The Kenilworth Police Department grants overnight parking permission when these situations arise. Examples include home construction or overnight guests when there is no more room in the drive. If you should need to request parking permission, contact us at 847-251-2141, or submit a request through the online portal. Be sure to have the make of the vehicle(s), color, and license plate information.
Kenilworth has 3 parking areas designated for commuter use. To view the areas where you can park, check out the Business District Parking Map (PDF).
Residents with a Village Vehicle Sticker are permitted to park in the commuter lots. Non-residents are required to purchase a Kenilworth Commuter Parking permit. Permits are available quarterly and annually. Permits can be purchased at Village Hall, or online. For questions please contact the Kenilworth Village Hall at 847-251-1666.
If a parking ticket is not paid within 10 days of its issuance, a penalty fee will be imposed and in most cases is equal to the original fine amount. A late notice will then be sent, advising you of the ticket's status. If payment is not received within 30 days of the late notice, the ticket will be sent in for collection.
Parking sign requests are received regularly and each one is reviewed individually on its own merits. The proper deployment of parking signs is a critical component of the Village’s parking philosophy/plan. An improperly placed sign can create a hazardous situation, be confusing to motorists, or may simply displace rather than correct a problem. By comprehensively assessing each request we hope to effectively address the existing problem and to minimize other undesired consequences.
It is important to the Board of Trustees and the Village staff that we be responsive to the concerns of our residents. Processing requests for new or different parking signs is a service facilitated by the Chief of Police. Evaluating parking restriction changes is a multi-stepped process that will typically flow through the following steps:
- Ensuring there is a consensus among a majority of the neighbors in the affected area that a change in parking restrictions is desired
- Identifying/confirming the existence and duration of the underlying problem
- Assessing the potential for any adverse impact a change in restrictions may have on the affected or adjacent streets
- Charging the Police Department with preparing a recommendation designed to promote consistency with the overall parking plan surrounding the affected area
- Presenting the request for change(s) to the Village Board of Trustees for consideration and possible implementation
Residents considering a parking restriction change are encouraged to contact the Police Chief to discuss the proposed change and to review the steps of the process.