New to Northbrook

Northbrook with Chicago in background

Welcome to your new home!

We're so glad you're here and we hope the checklist below is helpful during your transition into the Village. 

water services

Set-Up Water Service. Call 847-664-4171 to setup or change your water billing account. 

Trash can

Sign-Up for Refuse, Recycling, Landscape Waste, and Compost Pick-Up. Advanced Disposal services most Northbrook residents; some apartments or condominiums may have other collection agreements.

Apply for a vehicle and/or animal licenseMotor vehicles owned by a Northbrook resident must be licensed each calendar year. Cats and dogs over six months old require an annual animal license.

Utility Accounts

Set-Up Utility Accounts. Learn about the utilities serving the Northbrook area and set-up any necessary accounts here

Know Your Neighborhood. Use the Know Your Neighborhood tool Neighborhood iconto learn about your property and get answers to common questions such as when is garbage collection and who are the elected representatives.

Did you know

  • The Village does not levy a real estate transfer tax or issue transfer stamps.
  • It is unlawful for any person to park any "business vehicle" or "trailer" on a public street within the Village between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Northbrook is the only off-shore community in Chicagoland to draw water directly from Lake Michigan and process it at an inland water filtration plant.