Topics and Services

How can we help you?

The 40th Ward Office represents the interests of our ward and its residents. We can help support and connect you to city services and to follow-up on 311 service requests.

Browse topics and 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.

  • Public Health

    Resources and support for general public health concerns and special notifications as issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

  • Participatory Budgeting – The People’s Budget!

    Choose how $1 million of menu money is allocated to fund infrastructure project proposals produced by residents and community committees.

  • Local Construction

    View local construction in the 40th Ward, learn how the City plans, and search for projects by address using the ChiStreetWork Portal.

  • Immigrant and Refugee Resources

    The 40th Ward Office is a safe haven for undocumented neighbors in our ward. Find free and low-cost legal and emergency support services as well as access to City services through the CityKey program.

  • Housing

    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.

  • Constituent Service Requests

    Learn how to use the City's 3-1-1 service request system and get support and updates for issues you have submitted to the City. We can also help you file a request.

  • Community Safety

    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.

  • Arts and Culture

    Explore the local arts community, resources and support for creatives, and learn about plans for a Lincoln Avenue North Arts District in conjunction with the Lincoln Ave Streetscape Project.

  • Animals and Pets

    Dogs, Cats, birds, service animals and more! Get the scoop on leash laws, vaccine clinics, dog friendly areas, and wildlife issues.

311 City Service Requests

If you have a service request, use the non-emergency service website, call 3-1-1 or get the free CHI 311 Mobile App to create and manage service requests. By logging your service requests through the CHI 311 App or website, you make it easier for us to follow-up with City departments and track issues impacting our ward.

For help getting started, visit our Constituent Service Request page for instructions and support.