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Welcome to the 40th Ward
Chicago’s 40th Ward is a beautiful mix of neighborhoods. Folks of every culture, identity, income, and residency status live and work here. Above all, we are a community, and we welcome you as our constituents and neighbors.
Topics and Services
The 40th Ward Office can help support and connect you to city services.
Water Management: Sewers, Stormwater, Quality and Conservation
Pay your water bill, learn about the utility bill relief program, stormwater management, water quality and conservation.
Vehicle Stickers, Residential Parking, Tickets
Vehicle stickers, residential parking information, and parking restrictions related to weather and events.
Traffic and Transportation
Learn about traffic studies and Safe Streets Initiatives, repairs and special projects, as well as information about public transportation and Metra.
Streetscapes, Neighborhood Development
Learn about active and ongoing development and public way and streetscape projects in the 40th Ward.
Street and Alley Maintenance
Trees (trims, planting, removal), garbage and recycling, street sweeping, snow plowing, vehicle towing, rodent control and grafitti removal.
Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities
Connect with City, State and nonprofit programs and resources for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
Resources and support for general public health concerns and special notifications as issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health.
View local construction in the 40th Ward, learn how the City plans, and search for projects by address using the ChiStreetWork Portal.
For renters (tenants rights) and homeowners (property tax exemptions, Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance, Home and Business Protection Program). Get Utility Bill Relief, housing insecurity support.
Find your police district and beat, learn about police accountability and get Community Safety Updates.
Community Driven Zoning
Community-Driven Zoning process and guidelines: submit a zoning change request or submit feedback to current proposed zoning changes.
Businesses and Self-Employed
Doing business in the City of Chicago: business licenses and permits, support for small businesses, links to local Chambers of Commerce.
Learn how to request 3-1-1 City Services and get support from our Solutions Team.
What we’re working on
Our office works to make all of our City services more accessible, transparent and accountable.
- Participatory Budgeting
- Legislative Highlights
- Briefing Room
- Community News & Updates
- Join us for Ward Night!
Learn more about Our Office and meet Our Team. Please contact us if you have a question or concern.
Plan your next block party or garage sale, explore neighborhood parks and green spaces, find a local school, and more. The 40th Ward is a community of neighbors and we are glad you are here! Meet your neighbors.
From ongoing Precinct Partner Programs to seasonal needs like our successful Shovel Squad field team, your volunteer efforts make the community stronger and safer for everyone.
Community event calendar
Find local events and happenings on our community calendar. We encourage you to submit your community events too! We often feature events in our newsletter and on social.
Check out our job board for opportunities within the Ward and beyond. Looking to hire? Use the Job Posting feature to submit a FREE listing to our job board.
Neighborhood Network Slack Channel
We encourage you to join the 40th Ward Neighbor Network Slack group. The 40th Ward office uses slack to post messages about ward happenings and volunteer opportunities. This channel is also a great way to stay in touch and communicate with your neighbors and community. New to Slack? Learn how to use the platform.
Arts & Culture in the 40th Ward
In 2019, the 40th Ward Office began planning and development for a Lincoln Avenue North Arts district in conjunction with the Lincoln Avenue North Streetscape project. With support from the Department of Planning and Development and the Chicago Department of Transportation, we have involved local businesses and community members in re-imagining Lincoln Avenue North, which will stretch from from Western to Catalpa.
Explore the vibrant arts and cultural community in the 40th Ward as well as resources and opportunities for creatives.
Pictured: Ainslie Arts Plaza with street mural titled “All Shapes and Colors” painted by artist Andrea Jablonski
Community News & Updates
Volunteers and Donations Needed for Newly Arrived Migrants
6/2/23 Update: our biggest need is for people to volunteer their time for various tasks. Please do so at bit.ly/40Volunteer. If you still are interested in bringing donations, please ONLY bring: Yoga Mats, Sleeping Pads and Sleeping Bags, Anti-fungal cream, Children’s Fever Reducers and other medicine, Pre-Paid Gift Cards of any amount, New underwear & […]