Welcome to Winnebago, Illinois!

How Can We Help?

The Village of Winnebago, Illinois

Fire Hydrant Flushing Notification:  The Village of Winnebago Public Works Department will be flushing and flow testing fire hydrants, beginning the week of September 27th and continuing through October 1st, weather permitting. The fire hydrant flushing, and maintenance may take place at all hours.  Flushing the fire hydrant ensures their safe and reliable operation and removes the accumulation of natural deposits in the water mains. Flushing of mains may cause temporary discoloration of the water supplied to your home. This water is safe for drinking and cooking but may stain light colored clothes during washing. Please check your faucets and water fixtures for discoloration before starting your wash. If light colored clothes become stained, you may purchase a product call “Iron Out.” This product is available at local hardware stores. If you notice discoloration in your water, you can clear your system by simply running your water for a couple minutes. The Village apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the routine flushing of the water system. Any questions should be directed to the Water Department or the Village Office at 335-2230 or 335-2020. 

The U.S. Department of of Commerce U.S. Census Bureau Field Representatives may be working on a number of Census Bureau surveys and programs in our community.  All permanent Census Bureau employees are required to display a photo identification card.  Census Bureau employees in Illinois report to the Chicago Regional Office located in Oak Brook.  If you are contacted by a U.S. Census representative and have any questions, you may call 630-288-9200 or the Village Office at 815-335-2020.

The Village of Winnebago office is open to the public with limited access due to the continuing concerns for COVID and the new Delta variant. Appointments for new utility service, Notary Public services, etc please call the Village office and schedule an appointment at 815-335-2020. Utility bill payments can be placed in the dropbox on the front of the Village Hall building, paid by credit card using ePay on our website, or by using our new automated payment system by calling 877-712-3629

  •  
 

  

PERMIT PROCEDURE FOR ANY/ALL  CONTRACTORS or HOMEOWNERS

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021

**FEE INCREASE ON ALL PERMITS AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2021**
ROOFING PERMITS START AT A MINIMUM FEE OF $75.00 SEE FEE SCHEDULE ON FORMS PAGE 

Download the permit application from our website by “hovering” over Community; select Forms/Permits. Please use the application – “VOW BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION pdf” for (pools, decks, sheds, roofs, fence, and rooftop solar projects, and remodels)   for  New Construction use “VOW NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION pdf”   

Please read the following requirements for Roofs:   

Required House Wrap:  SECTION 502.4.3

Required Ice Barrier:  SECTION R905.2.7.1

Complete the appropriate application and email it to the Village of Winnebago (vowadmin@villageofwinnebago.com). PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR STATE ROOFING LICENSE, and any other requested licenses, for solar permits be sure to include specifications and Engineer’s letter.   

The application will be forwarded to the Village Building Official for review/approval. This process takes approximately 24-48 hours.

Once the paperwork is returned to the Village office, the Administrative Assistant will send an email advising you of the permit #, fee amount, and payment instructions AND Inspection Procedure. 

Payments should be made using ePay located on this website.

Upon receipt of payment, you can pickup your permit to be displayed at the location.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE VILLAGE OFFICE WHEN YOU BEGIN WORK AT THE PROPERTY!!! 

(815) 335-2020 OR EMAIL  vowadmin@villageofwinnebago.com

 

THANK YOU!

Welcome to the Village of Winnebago, Illinois

The Village of Winnebago strives to provide up-to-date information on services and events to our residents, businesses, and visitors. Check back often for updates on activities going on within the Village, latest action of the Village Board, Village news, and other areas of interest!

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Village of Winnebago is to provide a safe, comfortable environment for all of its citizens. The Village of Winnebago shall provide efficient and effective government services in a fiscally responsible manner. While committed to this professional level of service, the Village must weigh each individual’s needs against community standards and resources, to determine what is in the best interest of all citizens.