Major construction projects can be a large undertaking, not only for the homeowners but for neighbors as well. In order to reduce the number of complaints and stress felt by all affected parties during a construction project, the Village has several jobsite requirements. Adhering to these requirements can go a long way to maintain peaceful and friendly terms with neighboring properties.
Dumpsters do not require a permit, but they must be ordered from one of the companies licensed with the Village of Riverside. A list of these companies is available from the Community Development Department by calling 708-447-1241. Dumpsters must be placed on private property and not in the street or on the public sidewalk. Whenever possible, please place the dumpster in side or rear yard.
Although necessary, dumpsters are unsightly and can be a haven for animals. Please be considerate of your neighbors and make sure the dumpster is emptied regularly.
Portable & Chemical Toilets
Chemical toilets must be placed in an inconspicuous location and covered with wood lattice. Please keep the toilets as far from property lines as possible.
Please be cognizant of your property lines and make sure that your contactors are aware of these boundaries too. All construction and equipment storage must be located on the owner's property. If excavation is taking place within 10 feet of the property line, shoring is necessary to ensure the neighboring property is not affected.
Any excavation, construction of an addition greater than 400 square feet, or work otherwise involving serious safety hazards requires construction fencing around the perimeter of the project. Construction fencing protects the jobsite and materials from theft, and protects the general public and animals from entering. The Village requires chainlink fencing a minimum of 72 inches in height, and it must be post driven or panelized. The fencing must also be screened on the sides and back where facing residences.
All trees on both public and private property should be protected with fencing or alternative protective measures. Fencing should be placed around the entire tree to the drip-line. To view a handout on this policy use the following link.
Construction hours within the Village are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. There is no contractor work allowed on holidays. Contractors should be cognizant of neighbors and limit noisy activities during early morning and late evening hours.