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 at the rate of $2.50 for every $1,000 of property purchased. Learn more about the real estate transfer tax.
Wheaton residents receive Lake Michigan water and are billed on a monthly basis by the City of Wheaton. New residents must complete an application for water service at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St. Renters and commercial property owners also might need to submit a water deposit. Also, find out how to pay your water bill.
The Wheaton Sanitary District or the DuPage County Public Works Department provide sewer 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.
Garbage and Recycling Pickup
Veolia, a company contracted by the City of Wheaton, provides weekly garbage, yard waste, leaf and recycling pickup for Wheaton residents. The program requires the use of garbage/yard waste and leaf stickers that can be purchased at many local stores and at City Hall. Residents who do not want to use garbage stickers can contact Veolia at 630-587-8282 to set up a monthly service in which Veolia provides a 95-gallon toter (garbage cart) and bills customers monthly.
Recycling does not require any stickers, and recyclable materials should be placed in the blue wheeled recycling cart that Veolia provided to each household. Find out where to buy stickers and see the Garbage Collection Day Map (pdf) to learn your pickup day. Also see the garbage and recycling section for other important guidelines.
Utilities & Service Providers
To set up utility services in Wheaton, contact these local providers:
• Electricity: ComEd, 800-334-7661
• Gas: NICOR Gas, 888-642-6748
• Telephone: AT&T, 800-244-4444 or Comcast, 866-594-1234
• Cable: Comcast, 866-594-1234; several different video service providers also available
Other Important Information:
• 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 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.
• The City does not require an annual vehicle sticker for any vehicles.
• 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.
• Water bills and parking ticket payments can be paid on the first floor of City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., or they can be placed in the white mailbox in the driveway just west of City Hall off of Wesley Street.
• Lawn watering restrictions are effective May 15 to Sept. 15. Residents with odd-numbered street addresses can water their lawns on odd-numbered days, and those with even-numbered addresses are limited to even-numbered days. Sprinkling is prohibited between noon and 6 p.m. every day.