Official Website: https://villageofriverdale.net/
Riverdale Village Hall Phone Number: 708-841-2200
Riverdale is a village in Cook County and a suburb of Chicago, located 16 miles to the south. The population is approximated at 13,500. Riverdale has a total square area of 3.57 miles of land and 0.175 miles of water. The railroad is an important part of Riverdale’s early history. In 1835, the first settler of Riverdale, George Dalton, settled on an old Indian trail. The village developed from farmland to industries to the prosperous community that it is today.
Renting Property In order to rent your property or a unit within your property, you must apply for and be issued an Occupancy Permit before a new tenant may take residency. Applications for Occupancy Permits are $50.00 for each unit you are renting. You must also comply with a Village Inspection prior to the issuance of an Occupancy Permit. In addition, all owners must apply for and receive their Annual Rental/Multi-Family Dwelling License. License applications for single-family homes, 2-units, and condos are $50.00 and licenses for buildings with 3 or more units are $20.00 per unit between September 1 and October 31. (Please contact Inspectional Services @ (708) 849-1798 for more information regarding fees). You must also comply with a Village Inspection prior to the issuance of a Rental/Multi-Family Dwelling License.
Property Maintenance Inspections The Riverdale Inspectional Services employs Code Enforcement Inspectors. The Inspectors conduct compliance inspections on the exterior of your property to ensure code compliance. Garbage/Refuse should be placed in your trash container, not on the ground. Remember to keep your lid closed to prevent trash and debris from blowing away, ant to keep the animals out. Please make sure all debris is picked up around your property including the alleyway, and curb. Grass shall be maintained and not exceed 6 inches of growth, this also includes the alleyway behind the garage and/or fence. The inspectors also check for compliance on all accessory structures and buildings. These include: fences, sheds, garages and your home.
Crime Free Information:
Crime Free Housing Seminar All landlords must also complete a Crime Free Housing Seminar provided by the Village of Riverdale. A Crime Free Seminar must be attended/completed in order to be licensed to rent. Please contact the Inspectional Services Department at (708) 849-1798 to sign up for the Crime Free Housing Seminar. You must apply for your license prior to attending the seminar. Residents are encouraged to report any property that violates Village Ordinance or is in general disrepair.
Riverdale Police Department Mission Statement
Through individual respect, and enrichment; We will provide professional service and safety, while understanding the diverse needs of our community. The Riverdale Police Department incorporates the best elements of traditional law enforcement, community policing, hot spot policing, intelligence-led policing, and other evidence-based emerging practices. Our strategy will be dynamic and flexible. It is designed to respond to short-term demands, while institutionalizing long-term strategies that promote sustainability around community safety, police integrity, accountability, and continuous business improvement. The ultimate goal of policing is to prevent crime and disorder from occurring in the first place. A sense of security arises from feeling safe in our home, in school or at work, on our streets, and in our neighborhood. Working with the neighborhood residents, the business and academic community, as well as our law enforcement partners, we will develop and implement programs that address the underlying causes of crime and disorder in the Village of Riverdale.
725 W 138th St, Riverdale, IL 60827