WHAT DOES THE ODD/EVEN PARKING MEAN TO ME?
In order for our crews to remove snow and ice from city streets, we must have the ability to safely and effectively maneuver a plow up and down our streets. If a snow or ice storm reaches the point that streets are becoming difficult to clear, city officials can declare a Snow Emergency.
A Snow Emergency requires that vehicles be parked on the odd side of the street when the date ends in an odd number and on the even side of the street when the date ends on an even number. For example, on January 5th, you would park on the odd side of the street. Police will issue parking tickets at the cost of $50.00 to vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street. It’s safe to assume that if it’s snowing the Odd/Even Parking is in effect. Find out more about Snow & Ice Operations / Odd-Even Parking Regulations.
VIDEO: Understand the Importance of Following the Odd-Even Parking Ordinance
Winnebago and Boone County 2015-2016 Warming Centers
Information is now available for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for eligible residents in Winnebago and Boone Counties. LIHEAP pays a benefit directly to energy companies for heating costs on behalf of eligible households or directly to eligible renters if all energy costs are included in their rent.
Handouts with site lists, program information, eligibility criteria and call-in schedules are available at the City of Rockford Human Services Department, 555 N. Court St., Suite 301, Belvidere City Hall, 401 Whitney Blvd. and the Boone County United Way, 220 W. Locust St.
Residents can begin calling the sites serving their category on the following dates to make an appointment:
- Seniors and disabled can apply beginning Thursday, October 1, 2015
- Families with children under 6 and disconnected households can apply starting Monday, November 2, 2015
- The general population can apply beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015
More details plus information on how and where to apply may be found here.
The City of Rockford Solicitors and Peddlers Ordinance requires any person engaged in commercial home merchandising activities within the City of Rockford to obtain a solicitation license.
Residents are under no obligation to allow entry into their home and should request the required identification and city-issued permit from a solicitor before further engagement. For more information about the ordinance, visit /finance/revenue-division/business-licenses/solicitorspeddlers-license.aspx.
Authorized solicitors are bound by a code of conduct which mandates them to leave immediately at the request of the resident and not display threatening or vulgar language, behaviors, or force. Please see Code Sections 24-1 through 24-52 for a complete list of requirements.
Each individual from an approved vendor should have their own solicitor permit. The permits are printed on light mint green colored paper on the front, white on the back, and are laminated.
To obtain a solicitation permit, contact the customer service department at 779-348-7300. Please call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 to report an unauthorized solicitor or call 911 if a solicitor is being aggressive or will not leave the premises.
The City of Rockford Public Works Department is pleased to present the Final Draft of the FY 2016-2020 Improvement Program, which proposes over $148,000,000 of infrastructure investment throughout the City. The program will be presented to the Finance and Personnel Committee on February 8, 2016 for consideration and approval. This document is designed to be e-friendly with hyperlinked pages.
Download the Final Draft of the FY 2016-2020 CIP Book here