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New Residents

Welcome to Wheaton! This section is design to provide you, the new resident, with the information you need to live in Wheaton.

Real Estate Transfer Tax Stamps

Before buying property in Wheaton, buyers must pay a real estate transfer tax through the City's Finance Department.

Water Service

Wheaton residents receive Lake Michigan water and are billed on a monthly basis by the City of Wheaton for water/sewer service.

Sewer Service

The Wheaton Sanitary District or the DuPage County Public Works Department provide sewer treatment service for Wheaton residents. Most of the City is served by the Wheaton Sanitary District, but the far southeastern portion of the City is served by DuPage County. This is a separate bill from your water/sewer bill, as this pays for sewerage treatment, not for the infrastructure that conveys wastewater/sewer waste away from your home.

Garbage and Recycling Pickup

See information about Wheaton's garbage and recycling service.

Utilities & Service Providers

For other utilities and services, see the Utilities section.

Other Important Information:

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight parking on any City street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. If you wish to park on a City street during this time, you must submit an online overnight parking request or call the Police Department at 630-260-2161 to report that you vehicle is on the street. If you do not report your vehicle, it will be ticketed.

No Vehicle Stickers

The City does not require an annual vehicle sticker for any vehicles.

No Animal License

The City does not require dog or cat licensing, but vaccinations must be up-to-date, and you must remove your pet’s waste from any property that is not your own.

Lawn Watering Restrictions

Lawn watering restrictions are effective May 15 to Sept. 15. Find out when you can water your lawn.