Public Nuisance Information and Procedures

California Subdivision Improvement Association is not empowered by the By-Laws to monitor or enforce ordinances on homes or properties.  For this reason CSIA board members may not act officially on neighbor complaints or concerns.

However, private citizens may choose to take action on their own by talking to the owner of the property first and attempt to resolve the situation in a neighborly manner.

If it is necessary to file a complaint you may call the non emergency number at  847-549-5200.
       The following information is required to follow up on your complaint:

  • Address, specific location or Property Index Number (PIN), if available, of the property where the violation exists

  • Nature of specific violation

  • Time/day of week that the violation usually occurs

Common Public Nuisance Definitions and Complaints

Hazardous Dilapidated Motor Vehicle: Any motor vehicle with a substantial number of essential parts, as defined by Section 1-118 of The Illinois Vehicle Code, either damaged, removed, or altered or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power or, which by its general state of deterioration, poses a threat to the public’s health, safety, and welfare. “Essential parts” includes the following, as defined by Section 1-118 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, vehicle hulks, shells, chassis, frames, front end assemblies, front clip, rear clip, doors, hatchbacks, fenders, cabs, cab clips, cowls, hoods, trunk lids, deck lids, T-Tops, sunroofs, moon roofs, astro roofs, transmissions of vehicles of the second division, seats, aluminum wheels, engines and similar parts. “Hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle” shall not include any motor vehicle that has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.

 

Inoperable Vehicle: Any motor vehicle from which, for a period of at least seven (7) days, the engine, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own power. Any motor vehicle that does not have a current license plate or current license tags attached to it shall also be considered an inoperable vehicle. Inoperable motor vehicle does not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.

Junk and Debris: Includes but is not limited to garbage, tree branches, grass clippings, yard trimmings, leaves, paper, cardboard, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, lumber, concrete, appliances, furniture, glass, bottles, crockery, tin cans, vehicle parts, boats, furniture and any other manufactured or constructed object which has outlived its usefulness in its original form (notwithstanding the fact that the object may have scrap value or could be reconditioned with substantial repair) where such object, due to its present condition and/or visibility, may reasonably be construed to be unsightly, dangerous, or creating a condition that is detrimental or potentially detrimental to the health and/or safety of the inhabitants of Lake County, Illinois. As used herein the phrase junk and debris does not include inoperable vehicles.

Non-Customary Outdoor Storage: The accumulation of items in excess of what is reasonable and customarily necessary for the use of the property and/or which, by its placement and/or condition whether reusable or not, has the potential to (1) cause, through visual blight or odor, impairment of the use or enjoyment of neighboring properties, (2) pose a risk to public health by creating conditions favorable for the harboring of vermin, (3) pose a risk of environmental contamination and/or (4) pose a risk to public safety. Such material accumulation may include, but is not limited to junk and debris; rubbish, garbage or refuse; vehicle parts; business supplies or inventory; construction materials not incidental to an active permitted construction project on-site; ground storage of construction materials for a permitted construction project, tools, storage of yard maintenance equipment, vehicles, vehicle parts, recreational equipment or lawn furniture in numbers or variety beyond customarily necessary for the use of the property; any item in a visible state of deterioration as reasonably evidenced by rust or other condition, abandoned, discarded, or unused objects or equipment, not customarily stored outside such as indoor furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers/dryers or other appliances, electronic equipment, boxes and other containers; clothing; or any combinations thereof.