Property MaintenanceThe City of Oak Forest established property maintenance requirements through City ordinances and the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition with local amendments. The IPMC established minimum standards for the maintenance of a property in the City. Failure to meet these standards will result in a Violation Notice being issued. The notice will cite the violation and set a date for correction and re-inspection. Non-compliance may result in penalty and fines.
Typical violations include:
Rubbish/Garbage Tall Grass/ Weeds
Illegal Signage Inoperable/ Unlicensed Vehicle
Premise Identification Upkeep of Exterior Structure
Swimming Pool Maintenance Grading/ Drainage
Fence Repair Roof Repair
Property maintenance concerns may be reported through the online complaint form or by faxing a complaint form to 708-687-1179.
Vacant Property RegistrationThe City of Oak Forest has established a program for identification, registration, and regulation of buildings which have become vacant. The owner or party having a legal or equitable interest in the property is responsible for registering the property. The registration fee is $700. Inspections are required. Additional inspection, insurance, plan of action, security, and signage requirements may be imposed if deemed necessary.
Click the following link to access the Vacant Property Form: Vacant Property Registration Form
Click the following link to access the ordinance:
Notices of Foreclosure and confirmation orders should be sent to:
City of Oak Forest
ATTN: Lorna Stubbs
15440 S. Central Avenue
Oak Forest, Illinois 60452