Warming Centers

To help DeKalb residents weather the winter months, warming centers are available. Please contact the facility before traveling out into the cold to ensure availability, especially on holidays and during severe weather events. The days and times below are current as of December 1, 2023.

If you would like to be involved and added to the list of warming facilities, please contact the DeKalb Fire Department at 815-748-8460.

A chart with the locations and hours for the warming centers for 2023-2024

To request a Well-Being Check for someone who may be suffering due to extreme weather, please call the City of DeKalb Police Department - 24 hours/day, 365 days/year - 815-748-8400.

Landlords must provide heat to residential buildings to maintain a room temperature of at least 68°F 6:30am-10:30pm and at least 62°F at other times, per City of DeKalb Municipal Code, Chapter 24 Building Code, Section 602.

To report inadequate heat in a residential building, please call the City of DeKalb Building & Code Enforcement Division:

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - 815-748-2070
  • After hours - 815-739-0745