Resident Resources

Connect with the Village!

Stay on top of Village news: Click here to Sign-Up for the weekly e-newsletter, connect with the Village on social media, watch board meetings, and more! Click here for more information about Smart 911, the Village’s emergency alert notification system.

Community Portal

Click here to visit the Community Portal to learn more about your property and information on community services.

Vehicle Stickers

All vehicles registered in the State of Illinois with a Wilmette address, must also be registered with the Village through the purchase of a vehicle license sticker. The sale of vehicle stickers begins on March 1st each year and stickers must be displayed by April 15th. Click here for more information about vehicle stickers.

Utilities & Permits

Use the Village’s Citizen Self Service portal to sign up for paperless utility billing, pay your utility bill, and apply for building permits. Looking to make upgrades to your home? Click here to check if your project needs a permit. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Community Development at 847-853-7550. An alarm permit is required for all properties that utilize an alarm.

Waste Services & Leaf Collection

The Village contracts with Waste Management for its solid waste collection, including composting. Click here for general information and click here for the collection schedule. The Village provides leaf collection services from mid-October to the first week in December, weather permitting. Click here to learn more about leaf collection.

Voter Registration

The Cook County Clerk’s Office is the chief election authority for the Village of Wilmette. Click here for voter information, including registration, ways to vote, and upcoming elections.

Public Safety Resources

  • Click here to learn about firearm safety programs offered by the Wilmette Police Department.
  • Click here for information about the Village’s social services resources and other local mental health support services.
  • Dispose of your unused over-the-counter and prescription medication safely and securely. Click here for more information about the Village’s drug disposal program.

Parking Information

  • Click here for more information about parking in the Village, including parking in the Village Center, parking for Metra/CTA riders, and more details about parking restrictions. Overnight street parking (between 2 a.m. – 5 a.m.) is prohibited on streets where posted. Street parking is prohibited during snowstorms and snow removal when accumulation reaches two inches. Parking is prohibited 24 hours after the snowfall stops or until the Village snow removal operations are completed, whichever is sooner.

Landscaping Information

  • Gas-powered leaf blowers may only be used for spring clean-up from April 1 – April 30 and fall clean-up from October 1 – November 30 and are not allowed the remaining 9 months of the year.
  • Commercial lawn services are allowed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Personal lawncare maintenance is allowed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekends.
  • From May 15 to September 15, lawn watering is restricted to even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days and odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days. No lawn sprinkling is permitted between noon and 6 p.m. on any day. Hand watering with buckets or cans is permitted during this time.


Public School Districts:

New Trier High School District #203
Avoca School District #37
Wilmette School District #39
Private Schools:

St. Joseph and Francis Xavier School
Loyola Academy
Regina Dominican High School
Baker Demonstration School


The Wilmette Park District manages:

• 20 Parks (188.3 acres)
• 63 acres of lakefront parks
• Swimming and Sailing Beaches
• Wilmette Golf Course
• Community Recreation Center (Center Fitness Club, North Shore Theater of Wilmette)
• Centennial Recreation Complex (indoor tennis, ice skating and outdoor pools)


The Wilmette Public Library exists to serve the informational, intellectual, cultural, and leisure needs of the Wilmette and Kenilworth resident and business communities. Click here to visit the Library’s website – learn about upcoming events and sign up for a library card.

Get Involved!

  • Over 70 Wilmette residents serve on 13 boards and commissions.  The Village President appoints members to the boards and commissions with the approval of the Village Board.  The first step for any resident interested in serving the Village in such a position is to complete a Talent Bank Questionnaire. Click here for more information about serving your community.
  • WilWork is a youth employment referral service sponsored by the Village of Wilmette. Click here to learn more.
  • Interested in working for the Village of Wilmette? Click here for current employment opportunities.

Looking for more information? Check out the Wilmette Resident Handbook.