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Open Burning Of Landscape Waste
Village of Campton Hills Code


Any and all burning in the village shall be in accordance with the following restrictions:

1. The open burning of brush shall occur only on the property upon which the brush was generated subject to the following restrictions:


a. Burning is permitted only on sunny days between nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. and three o'clock (3:00) P.M.


b. Burning is not permitted when the wind is in excess of ten (10) miles per hour. (2013 Code § 7-2-2)

c. Burning is not permitted within twenty feet (20') of any building, structure, property line, or combustible material. (2013 Code § 7-2-2; amd. 2016 Code)

d. Burning is not permitted when it is determined and announced by the county health department that inversion conditions or an ozone alert exists.

e. Brush shall be dry when burned.

f. Burning is not permitted on public or private roads, alleys, sidewalks or easements.

g. All open burning must be supervised until the fire is extinguished.

h. A fire extinguisher or garden hose or water source shall be available at the burning site.

i. It is the responsibility of the individual conducting the burning and the owner of the property to satisfactorily determine that there is compliance with all conditions upon burning as noted in this subsection C1 during any burning.


2. The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any burning of prairie plants for purposes of habitat reclamation; provided, that those performing controlled prairie burning must receive the proper permits from their fire protection district, if applicable, and notify the village police department.

3. The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the burning of brush for purposes of domestic fireplaces or cooking or external fireplaces, or to self-contained outdoor wood burning devices or fireplaces. (2013 Code § 7-2-2)

4. Notwithstanding subsection C1c of this section, the remaining terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the open burning of brush for purposes of recreational fires. (2013 Code § 7-2-2; amd. 2016 Code)

5. The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the open burning of brush for purposes of ceremonial fires; provided, that notice of any ceremonial fire has been given to the fire protection district, if applicable, serving the area where the fire is to take place as well as notification to the village police department. Failure to notify the applicable fire protection district and police department and obtain permission prior to conducting a ceremonial fire utilizing brush shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.

6. The open burning of landscape waste and/or other materials, with the exception of brush, is prohibited in the village except for those living within the 60119 U.S. postal service zip code. If the state of Illinois expands its vehicle emission testing program to include the 60119 zip code, this prohibition shall automatically apply to the area included in the vehicle emission testing program. The open burning of landscape waste shall be subject to the provisions of subsection C1 of this section. (2013 Code § 7-2-2)


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Village of Campton Hills
National Night Out


Tuesday, August 2, 2016  6-8pm

On School Street between Rt. 64 and LaFox Road

Join over 25 organizations and local businesses promoting community spirit and police-community partnership.

  • Meet local police and firemen

  • Meet local officials 

  • Hands on and interactive activities for children and families 

  • Watch demonstrations of search and rescue Mounted Rangers

  • Learn from local health and safety experts 

  • Environmental education and activities

  • Find out how to prepare for emergencies

  • Free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and beverages!

Upcoming Events

  • August 6th -  First ever DOG DAYS OF SUMMER FAMILY PICNIC at Gray Willows Farm located at Corron Road and Burlington Road from 10am to 1pm.


  • This family event will highlight over a dozen dog-gone good sponsors. There is a trail for you to take your dog for a tour of the park. Water holes for your dog to splish splash in, and games and booths for the learning side of your pooch. Bring a family picnic to enjoy lunch. The first 50 dogs get a dog toy upon arrival.

  • August 9 - Crystal Hollis, MA will conduct a creative writing workshop with the sights and sounds of a summer's evening at Garfield Farm Museum at 7pm.


    Interested persons should contact info@garfieldfarm.org or call 630-584-8485 for information and reservations. There is a $8 donation to the museum for the workshop. Garfield Farm Museum is located at 3N016 Garfield Road in Campton Hills, IL off IL Rt. 38.


    August 13 - Old Towne Pub in Campton Hills will host their annual 5K beginning at 9am.


Featured Business of the Month
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Boards & Committees Meetings

Upcoming Village Meetings


Plan Commission  - July 28, 2016, 7:00pm

Water Resources Committee - July 26, 2016, 7:30pm

Village Board Meeting - August 2, 2016 - Will be rescheduled, date TBD

Economic Development - August 17, 2016, 12:30pm

Plan Commission - August 22, 2016, 7pm

Water Resources - August 23, 2016, 7:30pm

Finance Committee - August 23, 2016, 7pm

Community Relations - August 24, 2016 - 7:00pm


See the Village's website at www.villageofcamptonhills.org for meeting details and cancellations.


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