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The Onken General Store building

Way to go Chapin!!

76.2% of homes have completed the

2020 census as of September 12, 2020!

(Illinois is at 70.2%).

Please remind your friends and family

to submit this important information by following this link.

Census 2020

These responses will help determine our federal funding for the ​next 10 years.



As a courtesy to others, please be considerate and clean up after your pets when you walk them.
Please don't leave your pet's mess in someone else's yard or on public property.

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Ordinance 2017-11 establishing Curbside Yard Waste pick up has been added to the Village Ordinances page of this website.


To review the most current cemetery regulations, please click the "Village Ordinances" link above.

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A Great Place to Call Home

The Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 2020-3 (which amends Ordinance 2010-2) and adds horses, mules, donkeys, etc. to the list of animals prohibited to be owned within Village of Chapin limits. 

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510 Everett Street

​​​    The Village of Chapin requires non-highway vehicles to be insured, to be inspected annually and to have a current Village of Chapin permit. This permit is ONLY VALID IN CHAPIN, not on the roads outside of town. ALL requirements must be met and this inspection must be signed off by our Chief of Police to receive a permit. 

      Illinois state law requires the driver to have a current, valid state drivers' license to drive a non-highway vehicle on the streets. Our Village ordinance (2011-3) requires the driver of any motorized vehicle to be at least 18 years of age.  We have received numerous reports of minors riding motorbikes and driving non-highway vehicles in town. This is both illegal and dangerous. Mini-bikes are not legal on our streets.

       Permit application


    Illinois state law regarding non-highway vehicles


Please read Village Ordinance 2011-3
regarding operating non-highway vehicles within Chapin Village limits.

Please be considerate of others and keep in mind the following sections of

Nuisance Ordinance 2010-2:


Page 3, section 1-2-1, regarding leash laws.


Page 23, section 2-4-2, regarding burning garbage, household goods, and refuse within Village limits.


Page 23, section 2-4-3, regarding burning in streets, lanes, avenues,alleys within Village limits.


Page 23, section 2-4-4, regarding the burning leaves, brush, and other vegetation within Village limits.