The Village of Orland Park Public Works Department has been gearing
up for the upcoming season and is prepared to tackle whatever Mother
Nature sends our way.
When a storm begins, day or night, Public Works crews are promptly
mobilized and dispatched. The type of storm, anticipated accumulation,
expected duration and other variables such as wind, drifting and temperature
dictates how our specific snow plowing operations will progress.
The snow removal process includes a prioritized implementation schedule
in order to ensure public safety. It is imperative to clear main roads first
to provide mobility and access for police, fire and ambulatory activity.
All village-owned streets will be plowed with main streets cleared first,
followed by side-streets, and finally cul-de-sacs and dead ends.
When heavy snowfall demands additional resources, the village will dispatch
contractors to assist with clearing snow from elbows, courts and cul-de-sacs.
Not all roads within Orland Park are maintained by the village. Some
state, county and privately maintained roads and properties are
maintained by other agencies.
Please use the following phone numbers to find out about state and
Cook County roads:
• State Roads, 847-705-4161
• Cook County Roads, 708-448-8006
To clear the roads as quickly as possible residents’ cooperation is needed.
Those with questions regarding snow removal can contact the Public Works
Department at 708-403-6350.
Village ordinance prohibits parking
on village streets once two inches of
snow has fallen.
Parked vehicles must be kept off
of streets for ten hours after it has
When clearing driveways, residents
should place snow on either side of
the driveway on the lawn and never
in a recently plowed street.
Residents should keep garbage cans
and recycle bins from rolling into the
street on garbage pick-up day.
Mark edges of curbs and mailboxes
with stakes available for free from
the Public Works Department.
Digging from the street, clear out fire
hydrants and storm drains near your
Do not clear your driveway at the
curbline until the snowplow driver
has made his last curb pass in front
of your residence.
Be patient. Every storm is different
with many variables. Streets may
need to be plowed more than once.
Clear the snow from storm sewers in
front of your home so melting snow
can easily drain, preventing ice
To ensure mail delivery, residents
must clear the snow from around
their mailboxes after the streets have
been plowed. Mailboxes should be
kept in good repair and be placed
at least one foot behind the curb to