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If you have any questions as to whether a permit is required, please contact the Building & Code Enforcement Division at 815-748-2070. For the required permit applications and fees, please follow this link.
Taylor Street Plaza will continue to have its current bus stop. The bus stop will now be served by Huskie Route 16, rather than the VAC Green Line. Passengers can stay on the Rt. 16 bus which will become Rt. 17 at Holmes. Rt. 17 from the north will become Rt. 16 at Holmes when traveling south back to Taylor St.
For Riders who got on the DeKalb Green Line along 7th Street, Taylor Street, and Downtown DeKalb, transit services will now be provided by HuskieLine on new Routes 16 and 17. 16 will make a circular route from the Holmes Student Center, through downtown DeKalb, and down to Taylor Street. Route 17 will travel north and south from the Holmes Student Center, through downtown DeKalb and up to the commercial business along Sycamore Rd. (IL-23). Riders will be able to stay on the bus to transfer between Routes 16 & 17. The route will automatically change at the Holmes Student Center.
For those who wish to understand a little more about how this alternating bus route system will work, the system will use a system known in the transit business as interlining. Interlining refers to how Huskieline buses will alternate between operating a two Route 16’s and then operating a Route 17. From 7:00a until 11:00a, Huskieline's 2 buses will operate as follows:
Huskie Line Bus 1 (7am to 11am):
Huskie Line Bus 2 (7am to 11am):
Beginning at 11:00a and extending through 8:00p, the bus will alternate one Route 16 and then one Route 17. This will be a Huskie Line 3 buses system, which will operate as follows:
Huskie Line Bus 1 (11 am to 8 pm):
Huskie Line Bus 2 (11 am to 8 pm):
Huskie Line Bus 3 (11 am to 8 pm):
While the DCHD complex will no longer have a regular bus stop, Route 18 will stop at the DCHD from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during weekdays. A new Rt. 25 has been developed and will serve the DCHD for passengers along the fixed route corridor. Route 25 will be a flex route and will leave the DCHD at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. As a flex route with no set timetables, Route 25 will take passengers to destinations along the fixed route corridor upon request. In addition, Route 25 can be routed ahead of time upon request to bring passengers to the DCHD between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The Green Line will be renamed Route 18 and will serve Dresser Court Apartments residents at the Dresser Court Apartments bus stop in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The new Rt. 25 is flex route that will serve Dresser Ct in the afternoon and take people directly to their destination in the fixed route service area. It will also pick up people returning to Dresser Ct.
This is correct. People who use the new Route 18 in northwest DeKalb will have to transfer to Route 17 at one of the bus stops along Sycamore Road in order to get to Downtown DeKalb or the NIU Campus. Other Green Route passengers may have a more direct trip to downtown via Rt. 16 and/or Rt. 17.
This is correct. The Current VAC Blue Line will be the only bus route to serve the clinic. Persons going to the Clinic will have to transfer to the Blue Line at Wal-Mart to go there. Route 18 will continue to serve the Kishwaukee Hospital. There will be a timed transfer at Walmart to minimize the wait time between Rt. 21 (Blue) and Rt 17 and Rt. 18.
Once the new weekend service is started on September 1, 2018, the weekend University Village shuttle will be eliminated. The Route 18 bus will serve the University Village on both weekdays and weekends.
During the first few days of the changes, there will be additional staff riding all buses to explain the changes and assist passengers in getting to their destinations. All route and fare changes begin Monday, August 20, 2018. Full weekend bus service begins Saturday, September 1, 2018.
To obtain a copy of a police report, you must fill out a Freedom of Information Act request. This can be done online here or in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Police Department located at 700 West Lincoln Highway. You may also ask your insurance agent to obtain the report for you.
In case of suspected drug trafficking in your neighborhood, please contact the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8450. It is helpful to obtain as much information as you can, such as vehicle description, registration information, suspect(s) description, etc. Your call will remain anonymous. If you need immediate assistance, please call the non-emergency number at 815-748-8400.
Effective September 1, 2017, the City of DeKalb will be implementing a new process for securing overweight/oversize permits. An online-based permitting system via www.oxcartpermits.com will replace the application by fax or email method. Permits forms submitted after August 31, 2017, will not be accepted or approved. Any company wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit for the City of DeKalb, on or after September 1, 2017, must utilize the Oxcart permitting system.
You can call the Fire Department Administration Office at 815-748-8460 or write to the DeKalb Fire Department, 700 Pine Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.
To request a tour of the fire station or to schedule a fire safety presentation, call 815-748-8460, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A fire engine or a fire squad is often sent for additional staffing assistance when an ambulance is dispatched for very serious medical emergencies such as heart attack, unconscious person, or asthma attack. In addition, if the ambulance for that assigned response district is already out on an emergency call and a second call is received for the same district, a fire engine or fire squad is sent as a first responder ahead of an ambulance from another response district
Copies of fire or non-fire reports are available through the Fire Department’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-748-8460. The owner or occupant of property involved in a fire may receive copies of the fire reports without charge. They must show a picture ID. If the request is made by phone or mail, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information" must be received by DeKalb Fire Department prior to the release of any patient information. Individuals other than those expressly identified above will need to complete a FOIA request for fire reports and properly executed HIPAA request form for ambulance reports.
Copies of fire or non-fire reports are available through the Fire Department’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-748-8460. The patient or legal guardian for the patient may request a copy of the emergency medical report without charge. They must show a picture ID. If the request is made by telephone or mail, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information" must be received by DeKalb Fire Department prior to the release of any patient information. If the request is made by anyone other than the patient or legal guardian, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information must be presented. No information regarding an emergency medical report shall be provided without a signed release by the patient.
You must speak to the officer who wrote you the parking ticket. The officer will decide if s/he will void or uphold the ticket. Should the officer uphold the ticket and you are still unsatisfied, you may request an administrative hearing. The officer and you will then appear before an administrative hearing officer to hear testimonies and deliver judgment.
Water bills may be paid at the City Hall front desk Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00pm. For your convenience, there is a drop box in the parking lot behind City Hall. Bills may also be paid online.
If you live in the City of DeKalb, open burning is regulated. For additional information, see the DeKalb Municipal Code, Chapter 24, Article 3, Section 307.1.2, which provides for regulations concerning open burning. The burning of leaves and garden debris within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb shall be allowed within the following regulations:
Leaf Collection begins October 29. Crews will start in the south and work north. We expect to complete four passes throughout the City with spot pickups the week of November 26. No collections will be made after November 30.
Yes, bulk items up to 2 per week will be collected on collection day.
You may request a copy of your traffic accident online at buycrash.com, in person at the DeKalb Police Department Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by mail at:
DeKalb Police Department
700 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
There is a $5 charge for accident reports purchased at the DeKalb Police Station. Payment is due prior to filling your request.
CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm EPA: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking
Typically water service lines are made from copper, lead or galvanized pipe. Check the link to see what your particular water service line may be constructed of.
Water bills are paid at the City Hall front desk between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Payment can be in the form of cash, check or credit card. For your convenience there is a drop box located in the parking lot in the rear of City Hall for after hours use. Payments can also be made online.
For answers to any of the services above related to water billing, please contact Utility Billing at 815-748-2085 during regular City Hall hours.