Code Enforcement & Landlord Program

Welcome to the Code Enforcement Department for the City of Lockport.  This department is responsible for enforcing building codes, zoning codes and other municipal ordinances adopted for the safety, health and well-being of the public.  Enforcement Inspectors are part of a problem-solving team that informs property owners of violations and uses their knowledge and experience to help find solutions to compliance issues.  The goal of the Code Enforcement Department is to build relationships with the community to support safe and healthy living and working conditions.  Enforcement Inspectors investigate issues in residential and commercial zones, follow-up on concerns from residents, homeowner associations and area businesses and identify code compliance issues to provide a positive impact on the property values and image of our community.

Code Enforcement Contact Information

Chuck Legg- Code Enforcement Official

 Email Chuck   Phone (815) 838-0549 Ext. 2140

Christine Criss- Code Enforcement Assistant

Email Christine   Phone (815) 838-0549 Ext. 2153

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Code Enforcement Duties

Investigation of City code and Ordinance Violations including, but not limited to:

  • Landlord Rental Property Registration and Health and Life Safety Inspections
  • Personal Property in the City Right of Way or Parkway
  • Abandoned/Inoperable Vehicles on Private Property
  • Open Burning of Trash and Yard Waste
  • Garbage Nuisances
  • Weeds and Grass over 8” tall
  • Improper Parking/Storage of Vehicles (including Recreational Vehicles)
  • Exterior Property Maintenance (such as Abandoned and Dilapidated Buildings)
  • Zoning Violations (including Prohibited Signs or Signs Displayed without Permit)
  • Swimming Pool Barrier Violations

Lockport Landlord Program Best Practices 

City Registration Program Changes (PDF)

Health and Life Safety Conditions (PDF)

Rental Property Health and Life Safety Check List (PDF)

Tips for Hiring Contractors (PDF)

Best Practices in Leasing (PDF)

Home Safety (PDF)

I own a Rental Property - Now What? (PDF)

Landlord Video Series

City Registration Program Changes – Landlord Video Series

Health and Life Safety Conditions - Landlord Video Series  

Tips for Hiring Contractors Video - Landlord Video Series

Best Practices in Leasing - Landlord Video Series

Home Safety - Landlord Video Series 

I own a Rental Property - Now What? - Landlord Video Series

Helpful Information 

Bulk (large) Item Removal / Recycling - Large items that need to be disposed of (i.e. couches, small tables, mattresses, chairs, etc.) can be scheduled directly with Waste Management at (800) 796-9696 for a bulk item pick up.  

Electronics Recycling - For a directory of drop off locations for electronics, including the Lockport Public Works facility on Prime Blvd., contact

Household Maintenance Programs for Seniors Senior Services Center of Will County 251 North Center St. Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 723-9713