Street obstruction permit

The temporary obstruction of any Village street, alley, parkway, or sidewalk requires a permit. Additionally, the temporary storage of any equipment on private property requires a permit.

Dumpsters / Roll-off receptacles may be placed on the public right-of-way with the following conditions:

  • A Completed and Signed Permit Application (link below)
  • Dumpster is not placed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Not placed within 25 feet of a crosswalk
  • Not placed within 10 feet of a private driveway
  • Must be located in a legal parking area on the street
  • Must be protected by a barricade with flashing lights
  • Clearly marked with the name and 24-hour phone number of the owner
  • Free of graffiti
  • Owned and placed by a company that is licensed and bonded with the Village.  View the contractor licensing requirements to obtain a copy of the application.
  • Applicant pays the $350 per month application fee
  • Applicant pays the $350 deposit

Dumpster permits are valid for a maximum of 120 days and may be extended with the approval of the Village.

Click here and navigate to "Other Permits" for the application form.

Work hours in the Village of River Forest:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Saturdays
  • No work on Sundays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas



Contact Building Development Services & Zoning

  • (708) 714-3552
    (708) 366-3702 fax
  • 400 Park Avenue
    River Forest, IL 60305
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  • Mon: 8:00am to 7:00pm
    Tue–Fri: 8:00am to 4:30pm