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


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. 

Way to go Chapin!!

73.5% of homes have completed the

2020 census as of June 14!

(Illinois is at 66.7%,and nationally we are at 60.9%).

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.



The Onken General Store building


Employment Application   

(for all departments)

​​​    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 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.  Mini-bikes are not legal either.

       Permit application

    Illinois state law regarding non-highway vehicles

Congratulations to Mark Lovekamp, our newest Trustee. Mark works at CNB and is on both the Chapin Volunteer Fire Department and the Chapin Area Rescue Squad.

​Please read Village Ordinance 2010-2 

regarding our leash laws, prohibited burning, and other "nuisances".

Please read Village Ordinance 2011-3

regarding operating non-highway vehicles within Chapin Village limits.

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

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Please do not call or text our Village employees after hours, in the evenings, on weekends, or on holidays unless you have a true emergency.  This is known as being considerate.  Several of our employees have reported calls and texts regarding things that can easily wait until the next business day. Also, please be respectful when you ask questions or raise concerns.  

Please allow our workers to enjoy their time off, as you would expect to be able to enjoy your time off.


As warmer weather approaches, 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.