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Tom Dole
Street Superintendent
Street Department
1001 North Island
Freeport, IL 61032

FAX: (815)235-5138
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streetsweeperThe Freeport Street Department is responsible for:

As of January 9, 2015, the City of Freeport has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY. Effective immediately the WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS are in effect for the next 48 hours. Refer to city ordinance: "486.03, Parking Prohibited Under Certain Conditions."

Winter Parking Regulations apply every year from December 1 to March 31. A “Snow Event” is defined as any time the Public Works Director declares that a snow event of one or more inches will occur or has occurred. The snow event shall continue for a period of forty-eight hours thereafter. You must park on the even-numbered side of street (generally north and west) on even days of the month. Odd days of the month, you must park on odd-numbered side of street (generally east and south). Streets that have designated parking on one side only for an entire city block are exempt. 8:00 am is the beginning hour for all streets in the City, excepting the Business District where odd-even parking does not apply.

Watch for posting of snow events on local media and on our website. The City will notify the following of Winter Parking Regulations: Freeport Police Department, Journal Standard, WEKZ, Big Radio FM102.1, WIFR, WREX, WTVO, 1440 WROK. For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 815-235-8210. Also check out Police Department Facebook page and the City twitter account @cityoffreeport


Duties and responsibilities

The Street Division maintains:

  • 210+ miles of roadway including: pothole patching, plowing, paint striping, sweeping, and leaf removal

  • All traffic signal maintenance including repairs, painting, and bulb changing

  • 4,461 street signs (stop, yield, no parking, etc)

  • 1932+ storm inlets

  • 9+ miles of alley

  • 12 city parking lots

  • 43,700sf of storage and equipment buildings

  • Clean up orders (trash, brush, etc)

  • There are 8 employees in this division. They plow snow as needed>

The Forestry Division maintains:

  • 6,300 trees including trimming and removal

  • Stump removal

  • Sidewalk removal (both around stumps and sidewalk program)

  • Banners across Stephenson street

  • 150 American flags displayed on Holidays and special occasions

  • 80 Christmas trees

  • 3 NOEL decorations

  • All downtown banners

  • Clean up orders (trash, brush, etc)

  • There are two employees in this division. They plow snow as needed.

The Vehicle and Equipment Division maintains:

  • 85+ Street, Forestry, and Animal Control vehicles

  • 27+ Police department vehicles

  • 5 vehicles used for public works, building inspection, nuisance department>

  • All smaller misc. equipment (cement saws, lawn mowers, weed whips, etc.)

  • There are two employees in this division. They plow as needed.

The Cemetery Division maintains:

  • 25 acres of grounds located between Lincoln and American, Prairie and Burchard mowed and trimmed as needed

  • 30,000+ headstones to weed whip around

  • 40 graves per year to open and close

  • 2.5 miles of roadway

  • 1 mile of fence line to trim

  • 5 mausoleums

  • This division has one full time employee and summer help when necessary. This employee plows snow as needed.

You can report missing or stray animals by calling 815-235-8210 or the non-emergency number of the Freeport Police Department 815-235-8222.

Animal Control Officer duties include answering calls to pick up stray or biting animals, delivering such animals to the appropriate facility, and issuing violations according to city ordinances and state statutes. To notify the City about a stray or to file a complaint relating to animals, please call (815) 235-8210.


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Freeport City Hall
524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203