Director of Public Works:
Kenneth Blaauw, P.E.
Phone: 708-485-2540 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Public Works Services
The Public Works Department offers a variety of services and programs to Brookfield residents. We take care of all public property, care for our beautiful trees including all Tree Planting. For answers to your questions about these services, click on FAQs.
Any questions on services from this department should be directed to 708-485-7344 extension 403 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or you can call direct at 708-485-2540 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tree City USA Growth Awards
The Tree City USA Growth Award is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. The Growth Award highlights innovative programs and projects, increased commitment resources for urban forestry, and provides an opportunity to share new ideas and successes across the country. The Village of Brookfield has been a Tree City USA Award recipient since 1981! For more information, please visit ArborDay.org.
This map depicts streets that have been given a condition rating of “1”, the worst possible rating. These streets are given priority on the replacement schedule in the annual Capital Plan. For further information on the street replacement schedule, please contact the Department of Public Works at 708-485-2540.
The Village encourages residents to plan Block Parties. It is an excellent way to get to know your neighbors better. To receive approval for a Block Part, a written request should be submitted to the Village. Read the full instructions by clicking the link below.
The Village of Brookfield is dedicated to replacing defective sidewalk to minimize trip hazards for its residents. Staff systematically surveys public sidewalks to identify and replace sections that have been damaged or heaved up from tree roots or the annual freeze/thaw cycle. Every year, the Department of Public Works will survey one quarter of the Village right of way, and hire a contractor to replace the damaged sidewalk at the Village’s cost. If you would like to report damaged sidewalk or to find out which section of town is scheduled for the replacement program in a given year, please contact Public Works at 708-485-2540
Brookfield snow regulations are in effect from December 1 to March 31 of each year. After a snowfall of 2 inches or more, residents can check the signs on their block to see on what day and which side of the street they should park. To check if 2 inches or more of snow has fallen, dial the Brookfield snow line (708) 387-SNOW. Parking violators are subject to a $35 ticket for each occurrence. Please use your garage or driveway whenever possible.
No private planting of trees or shrubs in parkway areas is allowed without a permit. The Village works to maintain an appropriate variety of species, proper distance between trees and ensures that trees are not planted too close to wires or sewer lines.
Village ordinance regulates lawn watering between May 15 and September 15. Lawn watering, the filling of swimming pools and watering of new sod is not allowed between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. daily. The watering of lawns is permitted daily during the remaining hours. There are no restrictions for gardens, shrubs or car washing.
Street cleaning begins April 1 and ends November 30 of each year. Residents can check the signs on their block to see on what day and which side of the street they should park. Parking violators are subject to a $35 ticket per each occurrence.