Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street
P.O. Box 667
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921


(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Chatsworth Ordinances










8.3.1             Permits

8.3.2             Construction

8.3.3             Height Above Sidewalk

8.3.4             Inspections



8.3.1             PERMITS: No person shall erect or maintain any sign, signboard or rigid canopy over any street, sidewalk, alley or other public way in the Town without having first obtained a permit therefor as herein provided. Permits for signs, canopies or signboards shall be issued by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, and shall designate the location of the proposed structure.




8.3.2             CONSTRUCTION: All signs and canopies extending over any public sidewalk, street, alley or other public place must be securely fastened and constructed so that there will be no danger of the same being dislodged by ordinary winds or falling from other cause.




8.3.3             HEIGHT ABOVE SIDEWALK: The lowest part of any such canopy, sign or of any nonrigid awning, or any support thereof which extends over any public way shall be at least ten feet (10’) above the level of the walk or public way over which it extends; but no such sign shall be maintained over any public way used by vehicles if any part of its support or of the sign is less than fifteen feet (15’) above the level of such public way.




8.3.4             INSPECTIONS: It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Works to inspect or cause to be inspected every sign, canopy or awning which extends over any sidewalk, street, alley or other public way. If any such sign or canopy is found to be insecurely fastened, he shall report this fact to the owner of the sign or to the owner or occupant of the premises on which it is fastened. If the sign or canopy is not made secure within ten (10) days after such notice, it may be torn down on order of the Mayor and Board of Trustees.