Official Website: http://www.villageoffrankfort.com/
Frankfort Village Hall Phone Number: 815-469-2177
Frankfort is a village in Will County Illinois with a population of about 17,800. According to Forbes.com, in 2007 the village ranked as the 36th fastest growing suburb in the United States. Frankfort was founded in 1855 and incorporated in 1879. The land was inhabited by Native Americans from at least 1700 to 1840. There were Pottawatomie Indians, loosely associated with Chippewa and Ottawa tribes. Then came the French fur traders and land speculators. As many as 50% of the Indians were mixed blood, as late as 1820. William Rice was the first non-native settler and made a permanent settlement in Frankfort in 1831. While the first pioneers, coming mainly from the New England colonies, were mostly of English and Scottish descent, German settlers made the village of Frankfort a reality. Later in the 1840s German settlers migrated from Germany to Frankfort. In 1879, the village of Frankfort was incorporated, and elected John McDonald as the first Village President. The village has since developed into the town that we know today.
The Building Department is charged with the review, inspection and approval of all new construction projects and other renovations, alterations and improvements to buildings located in the Village of Frankfort. Over 650 local businesses are licensed by the department, who coordinates regular public safety inspections with the Frankfort Fire Protection District. Every contractor who legally works in the Village also holds a contractor's license issued by the department. Our goal is to ensure that all buildings, new and old, provide at least the minimum level of safety prescribed by the building codes.
Inspections are required for most building projects. In fact, new homes must pass at least 23 inspections before final approval is granted.
A Village Code Official will inspect many projects, however plumbing, electrical and fire inspections are coordinated with outside professionals or agencies. Depending on the nature of your project, inspections might be completed all at once or require multiple visits by multiple experts before approval can be granted.
Residents are responsible to schedule all required inspections with the Building Department. A contractor(s) will often handle scheduling for the resident, however it is important to remain involved in the scheduling effort to avoid unnecessary delays with a project.
Crime Free Information:
Frankfort Illinois Police Department
20602 Lincoln Way Lane
Frankfort, IL 60423
Chief John Burica
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (815) 485-2500
Administrative Office: (815) 469-9435
Police Fax #: (815) 469-7997
The Frankfort Police Department's primary goal is to provide high quality, professional services to the community, while continuing to be vigilant toward crime and traffic safety. The Police Department is dedicated to making the Village of Frankfort safe while enhancing the quality of life throughout the community, in every neighborhood, during every contact. For the Police Department and Police Officer to be effective, there must be common respect and dialogue between the Department and those it serves. This partnership allows us to achieve our primary goal of providing first-rate police services to the community where citizens can feel secure and protected. The Frankfort Police Department prides itself on a pro-active, community based, cooperative approach in providing these services to the Village of Frankfort and its visitors. We are available to speak at your business, Homeowners meetings or anytime you have a question, comment or concern.
Currently the department consists of 32 employees who serve and protect a community of over 18,500 residents. The Department organization for sworn personnel is comprised of a Chief of Police, 2 Deputy Chiefs, 5 Sergeants, 2 Detectives, 1 Crime Prevention/School Resource Officer, 18 Patrol Officers, 3 Community Service Officers and clerical staff. We are in the process of hiring new officers to enhance our current staffing. These new positions will be “Directed Patrol” and will focus on crime trends and traffic safety throughout the community.
For additional information and crime statistics from the Police Department, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our Facebook page, see our Police Blotter on our webpage or contact us at 815-469-9435. If you have traffic issues, you can also email us at email@example.com.
The Frankfort Police Department is dedicated to excellence in police services and protection.
- Chief John Burica