Policies & Regulations

City of Peoria Code of Ordinances

The City of Peoria Code is available online.

EEO Certification

Any business providing a good or service to the City must have an EEO Certification Number from the Equal Opportunity Office by completing the Employer Report Form CC-1 or the Renewal Application.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

The City of Peoria uses the Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as the standard for traffic control. It is available on the Illinois Department of Transportation website.

Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines for Curb Ramps & Pedestrian Crossings

Curb ramp construction must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. A summary of these standards is available on the ADA website.

Sidewalk & Driveway Construction Guidelines for Contractors

The Public Works Department publishes a general guidebook for contractors on sidewalk and driveway construction in the City of Peoria. The guidebook and more information can be found on the Sidewalk and Drive Approach page. Call the City of Peoria Right-of-Way Permits Section at 309-494-8800 for questions.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are used to pump groundwater away from a basement foundation. Typically the pumps only run when it is rainy and for a short time after the rain stops. Sometimes a foundation may be located near an underground spring or near soils that are more permeable; these sump pumps will run often, even when it is not raining. A discharge is when the sump pump is actively pumping or discharging water. Please report sump pump discharge issues to Community Development at 309-494-8600.

Sump Pump Brochure (PDF)

Temporary Signs Placed in the Right-Of-Way

Private signs are prohibited in the City of Peoria right-of-way. Yard signs including but not limited to, political, yard sale, or temporary business signs may not be placed in the right-of-way and will be removed by the Public Works Department. Call 309-494-8800 for more information or to make a complaint regarding signs in the right-of-way.

Pop-Up Memorials

Chapter 26 of the City of Peoria Municipal Code establishes any obstruction, which would include but is not limited to pop-up memorials, erected, or placed upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, or other public ground of the City shall be removed by the owner upon written notice to do so by the Director of Public Works.

Due to the nature of pop-up memorials, the City is compassionate to the reason for their placement. However, public safety concerns addressed within the spirit of the Ordinance are of paramount importance and concern. Accordingly, given the near insurmountable task of determining ownership of these types of memorials, and hence notification, the Department will exercise tolerance to responsible parties for a period of 10 days to allow for voluntary removal of these types of objects erected or placed upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, or other public ground of the City. Providing of course the memorization does not pose an immediate threat to public safety. Whereas the object(s) will be removed immediately. Following the 10-day timeframe, the City will remove any and all memorial objects.

Memorial items may be recovered at the Department of Public Works, 3505 N. Dries Lane.