The Wheaton City Council recently approved several actions to recognize financial hardships and promote the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full Executive Orders are available on the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/COVID-19.
To reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19 in our community, the City has temporarily prohibited all in-person soliciting for both commercial and non-commercial purposes at, within or upon public ways within the City of Wheaton. This includes prohibiting door-to-door soliciting during this temporary local state of emergency.
Reduction in Fees for Local Businesses
- The City is providing a three-month refund for many types of liquor licenses.
- Fire alarm monitoring service fees for April 1 through June 30 are waived.
Late Fees Waived for City Utility Bills; Service Disconnections Suspended
The City is waiving late fees for non-payment of City utility bills issued for March, April and May. In addition, the City is suspending service disconnections for non-payment of utility bills, both for commercial and residential customers.
These changes also include a delay in assessing a penalty for parking tickets issued after March 20 until a later date to be determined by the City.
Changes to Leased Parking Permit Due Date
The City is extending the due date for second quarter leased parking permits to June 1. The City will waive penalties and cancellations if payment is made by June 1.
For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, plus resources available for businesses, seniors and the community, see the COVID-19 section of the City’s website.