Golf Carts Prohibited on Roadways
The Village of North Barrington has received a number of reports from concerned residents regarding the increased occurrence of golf carts on the roadways in our community. The Village has not authorized the use of golf carts on our roadways and therefore, State law prevails, which prohibits ANY person from driving or operating a non-highway vehicle [golf cart] upon any street, highway, or roadway in the State.
The Village is particularly concerned about the quantity of reports of children riding and sometimes driving the carts. According to an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Children are even more likely than adults to fall from the golf cart, and these falls are associated with higher rates of head and neck injuries and hospitalizations,” said pediatrician Gary A. Smith, M.D., Dr.P.H., FAAP, director of CIRP.
To complicate matters further, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are more residents enjoying walks and traveling locally along our narrow and winding roadways. This increase in local activity also increases the risk of accident and injury. For the health and safety of all residents, the Village is asking for the community’s support and compliance with the law.
The State has officially moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, which allows for gatherings under 50 while wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing standards. Our community will be adjusting to a new normal, with area businesses navigating through reopening plans.
Despite moving to phase 4, the Village Hall will remain closed for just a short time longer and still encourages residents to conduct business by phone, mail or email when possible. In addition, residents can continue to utilize the "Resident Dropoff" which is located outside the entry doors of Village Hall.
Open Burning & Controlled Burns
Open Burning Allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Unincorporated Lake County through December 31st
The Lake County Board recently voted to enact a modified emergency ordinance which temporarily allows open burning in unincorporated Lake County on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance is effective through December 31, 2020. The Lake Zurich Fire Department is adhering to Lake County's modified emergency ordinance.
An emergency ordinance had previously been in effect that temporarily banned open burning in the unincorporated areas at all times and on all days of the week due to COVID-19. In recognition of the upcoming landscape maintenance season as leaves begin to fall, Lake County is temporarily permitting open burning in unincorporated areas on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from sunrise to sunset however; NORTH BARRINGTON will permit open burns from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only and not on any national holiday. Recreational fires that are no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ used for warming, cooking, and other recreational purposes are still permitted on all days of the week. Burning garbage, refuse, or construction materials remains prohibited. All fires must be attended according to Section 307.5 of the 2012 International Fire Code.
COVID-19 Information & Resources
If you are showing symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing or have come in contact with a person that has been identified as being infected with COVID-19, your first step should be to contact your doctor. Do not walk into a healthcare facility, urgent care clinic, or hospital before calling. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If your doctor feels your symptoms merit further assessment, they will contact the Lake County Health Department.
Lake County Health Department
- Website: Lake County Health Department
- Phone: (847) 377-8130
- Email questions to:COVID19@lakecountyil.gov
Illinois Department of Public Health
- Website: Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus
- Illinois COVID-19 Hotline: 1(800) 889-3931
- Email questions to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
- Chicago Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
2020 Vehicle Stickers
The 2020 Vehicle Sticker applications have been mailed to all North Barrington residents. New this year, you will notice that there are some modifications to the classifications of vehicles and the basic rate for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. In addition, the Village is pleased to announce that it is now offering residents the ability to register their vehicles and submit payment on-line!!
Online payment options include Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover; however there is a service fee of 2.35% or a minimum of $1.00. E-checks are also accepted for a service fee of $0.50. These fees are not charged or collected by the Village of North Barrington. To register your vehicles online, please use the link below:
Residents needing online assistance with the new process are welcome to contact Village Hall at (847) 381-6000.
As always, residents are still welcome to exchange their completed application and payment for stickers at Village Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, the application and payment can be mailed to Village Hall and the stickers will be mailed to your address.
Payments received after May 1, 2020 will be charged at the penalty rate.