Things You Need to Know

The Officials of the Village of Hainesville would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. This is provided to help answer some of the questions you may have now and in the future. If you have a question or concern(s) that we have not addressed, please feel free to call us and we will do our best to serve you.

Gerry Daley, Mayor                                     847-223-2032 x11
Kathy Metzler, Village Clerk                  847-223-2032 x12
Kelly Hensley, Treasurer                         847-223-2032 x16


Jack Chynoweth                    
John P. Derenoski                 
George Duberstein                
Georgeann Duberstein         
Mary Koval                             
Walter Kriese                          

Village Hall                                        847-223-2032
100 N. Hainesville Road
Fax                                                      847-223-2274
Hainesville/Grayslake Police,
and Fire (Public Works after hours)
Emergency Calls                               911

Non-Emergency Calls                    847-223-2341
Advanced Disposal                         847-623-3870
Grayslake Fire                                   847-986-3020
Round Lake Fire                               847-546-6001

Hainesville History
In the year 1847, by special permission from the legislature, through the efforts of Elijah M. Haines a charter was granted for the town of Hainesville. In 1902 an election was held changing Hainesville from a town to a village.
Elijah Haines produced the first plat map of Lake County while working as a school master for the first school in Littlefort, now Waukegan.
Hainesville’s first schoolhouse was a log cabin built in 1846. This schoolhouse also held church services for the residents. Hainesville also once housed the train station and the post office.
In 1847, Haines met Abraham Lincoln at a convention in Chicago. In 1848, Hainesville became a toll road stop on the predecessor of Belvidere Road (Route 120), formerly known as Old Plank Road.. The wooden plank road was built to link Waukegan to McHenry County.
Hainesville once had a small private cemetery, which is supposed to be located South of Cranberry Lake. There have been many attempts to locate the cemetery, but all have been unsuccessful.

Calls are an important method of emergency communication and if you are not yet signed up we urge all residents to sign up for this service provided by the Village. This service not only informs our residents of important upcoming events but also informs residents of hazards, possible severe weather and disaster information. A CTY call can save your family’s lives. You may sign up on the Village website under Connect CTY.
To stay updated on website announcements sign up for email notification on our Website under Subscribe to Announcements.

Village Hall Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday

All remittances should be made payable to:  Village of Hainesville

If a check is returned for any reason a $25.00 service charge will be added.

Comments & Suggestions are Welcome!
Please address letters and comments to the Mayor and/or Village Trustees or attend the Village Board Meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Board Meeting Minutes, the Village of Hainesville Newsletter, as well as the link to YOUTUBE to view the Board Meetings are available at

Police Department:
Police calls are serviced by the Grayslake Police Dept. All emergency calls dial 911 and non-emergency calls for police service dial 847-223-2341. Please note that parking on ANY Village Street (except for Holiday Lane) between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. is prohibited as well as parking on the sidewalk. Any questions or concerns please call the Grayslake Police Administration at 847-223-2341 and ask for the Police Chief.

The Police Department would like to remind parents that curfew is in effect throughout the year, including the summer months. The curfew for all children 17 and under, is 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Fire Department:
The Greater Round Lake Area and The Grayslake Fire Protection District provide both Fire and Emergency Medical Services within our village. Due to constant improvements within both departments ISO (Insurance Services Office)ratings have dropped over the years resulting in a reduction in homeowners insurance. CPR classes are offered by both Departments on a monthly basis.

Building Department:
The Building Department issues permits for any building or property changes including fencing, decks, patios, sheds, paving, roofs, siding driveways, etc. Consult the Building Department before making any interior or exterior changes to your property. Applications are available during normal village hall hours or click here. If you are having a contractor doing the work, they will also need to fill out an application, provide a certificate of insurance naming the Village of Hainesville and a copy of either another municipality’s current contractor license OR $20.

Renting Your Home?
The Village of Hainesville requires that a Certificate of Occupancy be obtained by the owner for ALL rental properties. A certificate of occupancy is required for any property whenever there is a new tenant. An inspection by the building department is required which are done on Monday through Thursday mornings. Please call the Village to make an appointment. The cost is $50 payable BEFORE the inspection takes place. 

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Effective January 1, 2007 the Illinois General Assembly adopted Public Act 094-0741 requiring all residents in Illinois to have at least one approved and operating carbon monoxide detector within fifteen feet of every sleeping room. The act can be viewed at
At the time of selling your residence our building official will check and before an occupancy permit is issued you must be in compliance.

Call before you dig!
State law requires anyone, digging anywhere, to call J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Utilities Location Information for Excavators) for underground utility locations. The J.U.L.I.E. phone number is 811”Call Before You Dig” or (1-800-892-0123). Calls are received 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A 48 hour notice must be provided before J.U.L.I.E. will complete the utility locates. The J.U.L.I.E. operator will advise the caller of when the locates will be completed. This is a free service.

Mosquito Abatement:
Clarke Environmental is contracted by the village to combat mosquitoes. If a resident has any questions or problems with mosquitoes, calls should be directed to Clarke Environmental at 1-800-942-2555.

On-Street Parking:
Parking is not allowed on any Village street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. or after two inches of snowfall. If you have overnight guests please notify the Police Dept. dispatch at 847-223-2341.
For townhomes, please refer to your association for the specifics. Parking on sidewalks is a State violation and parking on lawns is a violation of Village ordinance.
You can also apply for a yearly permit for On-Street parking. Call Kathy Metzler for details 847-223-2032.

Water and sewer accounts are established at the Village Hall. The Utility Bills are produced monthly and also include your garbage service fee. You may pay by e-pay on our website, direct debit (form available on line or our office), in person during office hours or you may use our drive up drop box located on the North side of the building. New occupants should be directed to contact the Village Hall to have water bills placed in their name. The charges on your monthly Utility Bills are as follows:

Water (Up to 8,000 gallons):  $37.00
After 8,000 gallons:  (Per 1,000 gallons) $4.62
Lake County Sewer (SW) (Per 1,000 gallons). The different rates are due to the different treatment plants used.

$4.994 for Deer Point and Misty Hill Subdivision which is in the North Shore Sanitary District

$3.67 for Cranberry Lake,  Cranberry Lake North and Ryland Homes Union Square Plus $1.50 Excess Flow Charge which is in the Fox Lake Sanitary District

Hainesville Sewer (Per 1,000 gallons) $0.50

For more detailed information go to Departments and click on Water and Utilities.

Garbage Pick-Up:
The Village has contracted with Advanced Disposal for our waste hauling company. The cost is $20.20 ($18.20 for seniors) per month. This includes unlimited 90 gallon cart service and recycling cart and yard waste collection. The collection day is on Wednesdays. If a holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday the collection will then be done on Thursday. The calendar can be found on the black banner-GARBAGE/RECYCLING. Waste containers may be placed at the curb by 3 p.m. on the day prior to collection. Containers need to be removed from the curb and placed on the side of the resident home or in the garage no later than 8 p.m. on the day of collection.

Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions:
Village-wide lawn sprinkling restrictions went into effect July 15, 1996. Under the lawn
sprinkling restrictions, odd numbered houses may water on odd number calendar days. Even numbered houses may water on even numbered calendar days. Holiday Lane Only Townhome address is determined by the first two digits. Cranberry Lake North and Union Square Townhome are determined by the complete address numbers are odd/even. No watering allowed between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Lawn sprinkling and outdoor watering of trees, shrubs, etc., is restricted to the permitted days and hours. Children’s sprinklers may be used not to exceed two hours in usage. Newly seeded or sodded lawns may be watered for the first two weeks not to exceed four hours per day. The watering restrictions are strictly enforced and fines are imposed. Questions call 847-223-2032 for clarification.

Cranberry Lake South (Holiday Lane)
Lieberman Mgmt Services
25 N. W. Point Blvd #330
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone   (847)459-0000
Fax        (847)459-3003

Cranberry Lake North
Associa Chicagoland
50 E. Commerce Drive, Ste 110
Schaumburg,IL 60173
Phone    (847)490-3833
Fax         (847)490-9807

Union Square
Premier Residential Management Company
4180 Route 83
Long Grove, IL 60047
Phone: 847-415-2540
Fax:  847-415-2541

RV and Boat Parking Ordinance:
Boats, their trailers, campers, etc. may be temporarily stored in driveways from April 1 to
October 31 only. Ordinance 13-12-182 Snowmobiles and their trailers may be temporarily stored in driveways between November 1 and March 31 only. No storage is allowed on nonpaved surfaces or side yards, except, in some cases, behind a privacy fence.

AT & T  U-verse Internet                            1-800-244-4444
DIRECTV Resource                                      1-855-463-7359
Com Ed                                                         1-800-334-7661
COMCAST Cable                                          1-866-594-1234
NICOR GAS                                                  1-888-642-6748

Official Voter Registration Sites:
Avon Township Center, 433 Washington, Round Lake Park, IL. 60073, 847-546-2146 (offers absentee voting)
Village of Hainesville, 100 N. Hainesville Road, Hainesville, IL. 60030. 847-223-2032 (Voting Place)
Grayslake Area Public Library, 100 Library Lane, Grayslake, IL. 60030, 847-223-5313
Round Lake Area Library, 906 W. Hart Road, Round Lake, IL 60073, 847-546-7060

The State of Illinois and the Village require all animals to be licensed (in the form of a rabies tag). Your veterinarian will supply these. Owners of dogs and cats are required to abide by the Leash Law whenever an animal is off the owner’s property. “Running at Large” is a violation of local ordinance. Additionally, owners are responsible for the removal of their animal’s waste from public or private property. The village only allows 4 dogs or cats per household.

St. Andrew Church,31 Park Ave., Grayslake, 847-223-2310
Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 4 N. Deer Point #1003, Hainesville  224-541-4669
Congregation Or Tikvah, 330 Barron Blvd, Grayslake, 847-543-1613
Congregation Am Echod, 2945 Falling Waters Blvd, Lindenhurst, 847-265-1818
Living Waters, 525 N. Atkinson Rd., Grayslake, 847-223-7541
Faith Baptist Church of Lake County, 954 Brae Loch Rd., Grayslake, 847-223-6249
Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church,285 Washington St., Grayslake, 847-223-4111
Lord of Glory, 607 W. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, 847-548-5673
St. Gilbert Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, 847-223-4731
United Protestant Church of Grayslake, 54 S. Whitney St., Grayslake, 847-223-8131

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