New Resident Information
Emergency Notification During an emergency, disaster, or inclement weather, turn to radio stations 720 a.m. or 780 a.m. for the most up-to-date emergency notice information for Cook County. In addition, the Village has partnered with the neighboring communities of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, and Winnetka to institute CodeRED, a high-speed telephone emergency notification system. CodeRED allows Village staff to telephone all or specific areas of the Village in case of emergency that requires immediate action, such as a boil-water order, Amber Alert, or environmental emergency. The system delivers a recorded message to a live person or answering machine. Add your phone number online to the CodeRED system. You may also add your email to the Village’s email notification system.
In order to begin water and sanitary service, new residents must call Village Hall during regular business hours and provide the required information and identification. Find more information regarding payment.
Vehicle stickers are required for all vehicles registered or stored in the Village. Find more information regarding vehicle stickers.
Alarm User Permits
All alarm systems in the Village must receive an Alarm User Permit, which must be renewed every two years. View the Alarm User Permit Application. The Village imposes service charges for repeated false alarms.
Get to Know the BusinessesNorthfield is lucky to be home to a number of locally-owned shops and services. Check them out here.
Per Village Code, there is no on-street parking on Village streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. To accommodate guests and special circumstances, residents can call the Police Department to request permission for overnight parking. Parking is never allowed on New Willow Road, Sunset Ridge Road, Wagner Road (from Willow to Winnetka Roads), and Waukegan Road.
Residents who own horses, dogs, or cats are required to register their pets for a one-time fee of $25. Once a pet has been registered with the Village, residents are not required to renew this registration. A registration tag will be issued with the animal’s name; the owner’s name, address and telephone number; and a Village registration number. Please note that state and county laws require that animals have annual rabies vaccinations and tags. View the Pet Registration Form.
Individuals may register to vote at Village Hall during regular business hours. To register, individuals must be U.S. citizens who will be 18 years of age or older before the next election. Registrants must provide two forms of identification, one of which must have their current address.
Sidewalk Replacement Program
The Village evaluates all sidewalks annually and replaces those in need of repair. If you would like the sidewalk in front of your home replaced, but it does not meet the Village’s requirements for repair, the Village will replace it with a 50% cost sharing agreement. Under no circumstances may a homeowner replace a sidewalk without consulting the Village.
Tree Planting Program
The Village offers a Tree Planting Program in the late summer and early fall for residents to purchase and plant appropriate trees for their parkway. Trees purchased through the program are offered at a 50% cost sharing agreement with residents, and the planting is conducted by the Village’s contractor. More information can be found here.
Drainage Ditch Installation Program
In areas where an existing storm drainage ditch is in place in the Village’s right-of-way, residents may request that the ditch be replaced with a piped system to be paid by a 50% cost sharing agreement between the resident and the Village. After installation, the piped system shall be the maintenance responsibility of the Village.