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Snow and Ice Operations

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The City of Rockford Newsletter for the month of December is out

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Rental Registry

The City of Rockford's Rental Registry system was designed to support the goals of the Residential Quality Support Ordinance (# 2013-024-O).  Landlords are required to register their residential rental properties by March 1, 2014. A residential rental property is any property on which one or more dwelling units are located that the owner thereof rents, either entirely or in part, to another person for occupancy as a dwelling unit

By registering your property and providing an email contact, the City will automatically notify you if there is a police incident at one of your properties.  

The Rental Registry website is:

For assistance on how to register your property, a step-by-step guide can be found here

More information can be found here: Frequently Asked Questions.

Consumer Confidence Report

Consumer Confidence Report - 2012 - June 19, 2013 The City of Rockford is pleased to provide you with the Consumer Confidence Report for 2012. The focus of the report is to inform you of Rockford's compliance with drinking water standards. CCR-2012

Consumer Confidence Report - CCR-2012


Main and Auburn Roundabout

Why a Roundabout at Main and Auburn?
Of the numerous alternatives examined, this roundabout option is cheaper, safer, more efficient, and has the least negative impact on the surrounding business and residential area.

It will improve the existing and future traffic function of the intersection and enhance this important area of the city.

When is the roundabout going to be built?
Utility relocation and building demolition is intended to be underway in 2012. Roadway construction is intended to begin and be complete in 2013.

How does a roundabout impact the properties near an intersection?
At the Main and Auburn intersection, the property impacts are far less with the roundabout when compared to traditional intersection improvements.

Since roundabouts do not require the development of turn lanes, they allow the roadway between intersections to be narrower, thus reducing property impacts. This is especially true of the Main and Auburn intersection.

Review the Main and Auburn Street Project page.
Review an interactive video on how to drive through a Roundabout.








Sec. 16-136. Emergency caused by snowfall; depositing of snow on streets.


  1. Snow emergency, a snow emergency shall exist within the City of Rockford whenever one is declared by the director of public works or his designee. After its declaration, a snow emergency shall continue until such time as the director of public works declares its termination.


  1. When a snow emergency is declared:


  1. The director of public works or his designee, shall declare a snow emergency whenever (2) two inches of snow has accumulated within the City of Rockford.


  1. The director of public works may declare a snow emergency at some time prior to an accumulation of (2) inches of snow, if in his judgment the weather conditions are such that an early declaration of a snow emergency would promote the effective implementation of the city’s snow removal plan.


  1. Parking during snow emergency. On all residential streets, it shall be unlawful during a snow emergency for any person to stop, stand, or park any vehicle in the city except as follows:


  1. On even numbered calendar days, vehicles may be parked on that side of the street where even numbered buildings are, or would be located, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the following day.


  1. On odd numbered calendar days, vehicles may be parked on that side of the street where odd numbered buildings are, or would be located between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the following day.


  1. The above restriction shall remain in effect for the duration of a snow emergency.


  1. Any person who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of ($50) fifty dollars for each offense.


  1. No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow upon any street or alley of the city on that portion of the traveled way cleared or scheduled for clearance of any snow accumulation.


  1. No snow shall be deposited on any street of the city in such manner as to obstruct a public sidewalk nor shall it be deposited upon a neighboring parkway or other private property nor hamper vision at an intersection of traveled roadways.


  1. Except for those street where parking is prohibited on one side of the street, this section shall not effect other parking restrictions and shall not be deemed to permit parking where otherwise prohibited by ordinance.


(Ord. No. 983-140-0, 11-7-83; Ord. No.1985-283-0, 11-25-85; Ord. No. 986-288-0, 12-22-86) 


Sec. 26-9. Throwing snow or water on sidewalks.

 No person shall cast, throw or place any snow or any water in freezing weather, on or along any sidewalk.

 Sec. 26-10. Ice and snow removal.

The owner or occupier of each lot or part of lot, improved or unimproved, to which the general public is invited, shall remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk in front of the premises which he or she owns or occupies not later than 12:00 noon of the day after the same has ceased to fall or accumulate. Provided that when ice has so formed upon any sidewalk that it cannot be removed, then the owner or occupier shall keep the same effectively sprinkled with sand, salt or other suitable substance in such manner as to prevent the ice from being dangerous, until such time as it can be removed, and then it shall be promptly removed.

 Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine up to $750 a day. Each day any violation of this section continues shall constitute a separate offense.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to call 815-987-5570.


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