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 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. or fill out our Public Works Service Request Form.
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.
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. Service requests for sidewalk replacement will be taken through the end of June for replacement in the Sidewalk Replacement Program. The Village will remove and replace damaged sections of sidewalk, provided that one of the following criteria are met and funding is available:
- Sidewalk is cracked into three or more pieces with cracks at least 1/8” wide or wider.
- More than 50% of the sidewalk surface is chipped or spalled.
- Sidewalk has raised or settled to the point where the raised/settled section is more than 1/4” above or below adjacent sections.
Sidewalks with trip hazards will have priority replacement.
Providing funding is available, the Village may also be able to offer the 50/50 program to interested residents. Damaged or missing sidewalk that may not otherwise qualify for replacement may be added as part of the 50/50 program. This option requires resident participation in 50% of the cost of the replacement. 50/50 requests will also be taken through the end of June 2018.
If you would like to report damaged sidewalk or request information about the 50/50 program, please contact Public Works at 708-485-2540.
Street Light Outages
Street Light outages for poles that belong to Commonwealth Edison (most wooden poles) can be reported by clicking below:
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.