Residential Services

A Message from Mayor Christopher J. Clark

As Mayor of the City of Harvey, I warmly welcome you. 

2019 has marked the beginning of great change for the city. As your public servant and chief executive officer, I am committed to improving our community by providing better services, public safety, beautification, tax equality, job creation, and accountable leadership. 

As your mayor, I will work to restore the name and reputation of our great City of Harvey, Illinois. You have my commitment to make decisions based on experience and on principles of what I believe will best benefit Harvey residents.

Constituents of the City of Harvey can expect an open and honest government, seeking to be a proud example of the role of Mayor to the community. Finally, the work of your city council and administration will include our relentless pursuit to balance the budget, reduce debt, and provide more services to our City.

I have never left my city and I am here for it now! I AM COMMITTED TO HARVEY! I AM COMMITTED TO YOU!

To all new residents: Welcome to Harvey! 

The City of Harvey provides you plenty of opportunities for community involvement and support.The following categories’ information will assist you with many of the questions you may have as a new resident. Please visit one of the links below for information on:

Local Government Officials:

Christopher Clark

Rosa Arambula
City Clerk

Aisha Pickett
City Treasurer

City Council Information

City Council Meetings
2nd and 4th Monday of each month
7 p.m.
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers. We welcome your interest in and attendance at all City Council Meetings.

City Hall
15320 Broadway Avenue
Harvey, IL 60426

City Hall Hours
Monday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Shirley Drewenski
Alderman, First Ward

Marshun Tolbert
Alderman, Second Ward

Quniton Crudup
Alderman, Third Ward

Tracey Key
Alderman, Fourth Ward

Dominique Randle El
Alderman, Fifth Ward

Tyrone Rogers
Alderman, Sixth Ward

Garbage Service

The City of Harvey has contracted Groen Waste to provide weekly trash collection for every residence in Harvey. It is from a single point in the alley or on a curb (if no alley is available).

Groen Waste is prohibited from entering private property to retrieve cans or trash. They will not be clearing vacant lots or illegally dumped trash.

For large household items, Groen will pick up one large item per week (chairs, table, bed, appliances, etc.). If you have small items to dispose of, you can place up to 10 plastic bags outside for pick-up. All bags must be closed properly and cannot to exceed forty 40 pounds. 

If you do not know the trash collection day for your residence, please call the Harvey Street Department at 708-210-5304.

Garbage Containers
Containers (recycled) are $37.50 each. Residents may purchase containers at the Harvey Municipal Center (15320 Broadway). The containers will be delivered by the Street Department following confirmation of purchase.

Yard Waste Pick-Up (April 1 – December 1)
Yard waste pick-up resumes on April 1. Grass clippings should be bagged in biodegradable paper bags. No yard waste will be picked up in plastic bags.

All twigs and branches are to be bundled with twine and placed in front of your property on the same day as your regularly scheduled garbage pick-up.Bundles should be no larger than 4 feet x 4 feet. No bundles larger than 4 feet x 4 feet will be collected.

Do Your Part!

Don’t depend on someone else to pick up and clean up. Let’s work together to make a difference and do our part in helping to keep our City clean!

You can help provide an efficient trash collection service by making following these simple rules:

• Properly containing all trash, to keep animals from scattering trash, will help keep your trash collection area clean.
• Please do your part in helping keep our alleys clean by bagging or containerizing your trash.
• Please report illegal dumping. Littering and illegal dumping is a crime. If you see someone dumping illegally, please call the Harvey Police at 708-331-2131. 

Water Department Information

New Service Application
Application for water service may be made at the Customer Service Center. To apply for service an owner needs to bring in a signed settlement statement after closing on the property or a deed to the property. Renters need a current lease, signed by both the tenant and the landlord, and a security deposit. All applicants must bring their driver’s license or state identification.

Water meters are read and billed monthly. Bills are due 15 days from the billing date. A late fee is applied on the 16th day. At the same time a notice is generated and mailed, informing the customer that their bill is past due and stating the future shut off date. The customer must respond to the notice before the shut off date by either paying the bill in full or making payment plan arrangements with a Water Department Supervisor.

Water bills include charges for sewer maintenance and weekly refuse pick-up.

Payments can be made in person or can be mailed to: 

City of Harvey
Water Department
15320 Broadway Avenue
P.O. Box 2600
Harvey, IL 60426

Curfew Information

The City of Harvey has curfew hours for all residents under the age of 18.

Curfew Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 p.m.

Voter Information

Congressional District:02
Senator/Representative District:15/30
City Board District:0/5
Park District:Harvey
Sanitary District:Metro of Chicago
Elementary School District:147/152
High School District:205
College District:South Suburban College 510
Judicial District:02


Telephone company

Comcast Cable Services
(Formerly TCI Cablevision)
Cable television
15334 Center
Harvey, IL 60426

Harvey Cablevision
Channel 43
141 East 151st Street
Harvey, IL 60426

Harvey Post Office
15441 Center
Harvey, IL 60426

Gas company
19199 Glenwood Road
Glenwood, IL 60425

Railroad information

Bus Information

Specialized Services

Social Security Administration
104 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Air Team
Emission Test Facilities
Operating Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Calumet Union Drainage
17068 A South Park
South Holland, IL 60473

Harvey Chamber of Commerce
Harvey, IL 60426

Department of Children and Family Services
15115 S. Dixie Highway
Harvey, IL 60426

Groen Waste Services
13701 Kostner Avenue
Crestwood, IL 60445

Illinois Department of Employment Security
14829 S. Dixie Highway
Harvey, IL 60426

Cook County Department of Public Aid
14820 South Kedzie
Midlothian, IL 60445

Mosquito Abatement Southern Cook County
15500 Dixie Highway
P.O. Box 1030
Harvey, IL 60426

Secretary of State
Drivers License Bureau
14434 S. Pulaski
Midlothian, IL 60445

Operating Hours:
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Secretary of State
570 W. 209th & Western
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Tax Assessor
Thornton Township
333 East 162nd Street
South Holland, IL 60473
708-596-6040 x. 3075

178 East 155th Street
Harvey, IL 60426

South Suburban District
320 West 202nd Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Do you need help finding the ward you live in? The City of Harvey and South Suburban Mayors & Managers Associations have made it easy for residents to find their ward. Simply click the link below to get started.

Find the Ward You Live In

The residents of the City of Harvey, Illinois are associated with and serviced by seven School Districts. Below is a list of pertinent information associated with each district.

School District #143 ½: 

14053 Harrison
Posen, IL 60469
708-388-3868 (fax)

Dr. Anthony Edison

Board Meeting:  2nd Wednesday of the month.


Ziebell School
14900 Rockwell
Posen, IL

School District #147:

191 West 155th Place
Harvey, IL 60426

Mrs. Johnnetta Miller

Board Meeting: 1st Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.


Elmer G Kich
191 W. 155th Place
Harvey, IL

Garfield School
13801 S. Chatman
Blue Island, IL

M.L. King School
14600 Seeley
Dixmoor, IL

Lincoln School
14100 S. Honore
Dixmoor, IL

Rosa L. Parks Middle School
14700 Robey
Dixmoor IL

Washington School
15248 S. Lincoln
Harvey, IL

School District #148: 

114 West 144th Street
Riverdale, IL 60419
708-841-5048 (fax)

Dr. Kevin J. Nohelty

Board Meeting: 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.


Lincoln Jr. High School
14151 Lincoln
Dolton, IL

Roosevelt Jr. High School
111 West 146th St.
Dolton, IL

School District #151 

320 E. 161st Place
South Holland, IL 60473
708-331-7600 (fax)

Dr. Teresa Hill
Board Meeting: 1st Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.


Taft School
393 East 163rd Street
Harvey IL

School District #152

16001 Lincoln
Harvey, IL 60426
708-333-0349 (fax)

Mr. John Thomas
Board Meeting: 3rd Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.


Bryant School
147th & Main
Harvey IL

Gwendolyn Brooks Jr. High
14741 Wallace
Harvey, IL

Holmes School
16000 Carse
Harvey, IL

Lowell Longfellow
15636 Lexington
Harvey, IL

Maya Angelou
15748 Page
Harvey, IL

Sandburg School
14500 Myrtle
Harvey, IL

Whitter School
71 East 152nd St.
Harvey, IL

High School District #205

465 East 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
708-225-4004 (fax)

Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham
Board Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month


Thornridge High School: 
15000 Cottage Grove
Dolton, IL

Thornton High School
15001 Broadway
Harvey, IL 

Thronwood High School
17101 S. Park
South Holland

College District #510

15800 State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

Dr. Lynette D. Stokes
Board Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month, 8 p.m.


South Suburban College
15800 State St.
S. Holland, IL


All transfers of property within the City of Harvey require a City of Harvey Transfer Stamp and Point of Sale Inspection.

The downloadable City of Harvey Transfer Stamp and the City of Harvey Exempt Transfer Stamp packets provide you with all of the necessary information, requirements, and applications. If you have any questions, please call the City of Harvey Planning Department at 708.210.5346.

If any construction or rehab work is to be done on the transferred property, a Building Permit must be obtained. Please apply, in person, at the Harvey Planning Department: 15320 Broadway Avenue Harvey, IL 60426.

All contractors performing work within the City must also be licensed with the City of Harvey. Contractor’s License applications can be downloaded here.


The City of Harvey is governed by a “Landlord-Tenant Act.” The purpose of this ordinance is to allow the City to assist Landlords and Tenants with handling property maintenance issues and licensing landlords to operate their business. Contact the Planning Department at 708.210.5346 for more information.

Throughout Harvey, a variety of health services facilities offer quality care for health, dental and general care.


Ingalls Memorial Hospital
1 Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: 708-333-2300


Aunt Martha’s Harvey Community Health Center
159 E. 154th St.
Harvey, IL 60426

Lincoln Medical Center
15643 Lincoln
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: 708-339-7000
Fax: 708-339-7026

St. Mark Medical Center
14618 Lincoln
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: 708-333-7040
Fax: 708-333-7047

Community Medical Center
15900 Carol
Harvey, IL 60426

Dental Services

Harvey Dental Association
163 East 154th St.
Harvey, IL 60426

Robbins Dental Clinic
135th and Kedzie
Robbins, IL 60472
Phone: 708-293-2400
Fax: 708-293-8295

Tooth Doctor
15335 Page
Harvey, IL 60426

Other Services:

Managed Care Plans (Medicare)

Cook County Department of Public Health
Markham Court House
16501 Kedzie Pkwy.
Markham, IL 60426

Occupational Health Information

Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

Smoking and Health Information

Suburban Cook County
Tuberculosis Sanitarium District
15948 Halsted
Harvey, IL 60426

COMED Transport
Ambulance Service

Bud Medical Supplies
1234 East Sibley Boulevard
Dolton, IL 60419

Roby Eycare Associates
15437 Broadway
Harvey, IL 60426

The City of Harvey has numerous public and private transportation options. The City is a major hub for Illinois’ Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the governing authority for Pace, the suburban bus provider; the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), provider of the El in Chicago and Chicago buses; and Metra, a train serving nearly all of the Chicagoland area. Harvey is home to two Park-n-Ride Metra Commuter train stations and one Park-n-Ride Pace Transportation Center. 

Public Transportation

The City of Harvey is serviced by the Metra Electric Line running from Chicago to University Park, southwest of Harvey. It is also home to two Park-n-Ride Metra Commuter train stations:

1. The 147th Street (Sibley) Station
Location: 147th Street and Clinton Street
Description: This Northern Station is three blocks from the city line bordering Dalton.

2. Harvey Station
Location: Park Avenue and 154th Street
Description:This Southern Station is located just two blocks from City Hall.

PACE Bus Harvey is currently served by 8 PACE bus Routes and one main Transportation Center conveniently located near a Park ‘n’ Ride lot.

Harvey Transportation Center
Location: 154th and Park Avenue
Description: The Harvey Transportation Center serves as the main bus center for the city as well as one of the main “turn-around” centers for the RTA’s entire Chicago Southern Suburban region.

Bus Routes

1. Route 349 – South Western
Major north-south trunk line that connects the center of the Pace South service area with CTA service. Service operates from Harvey Transportation Center to 79th and Western in Chicago. The route serves Evergreen Plaza, the Blue Island Metra Station, St. Francis and Ingalls Memorial Hospitals, Evergreen Plaza and St. Rita High School. Service is coordinated with CTA north of Blue Island during weekday rush hour periods.
Route 349 Schedule | Route 349 Map

2. Route 350 – Sibley
East-West crosstown route serving commercial and residential areas operating between the Hammond Transit Center and Harvey Transportation Center. Also serves the 147th Street Metra Station, Thornridge High School, and selected weekday trips serve South Suburban College.
Route 350 Schedule | Route 350 Map

3. Route 352 – Halsted
Major north-south trunk line that connects the CTA Rapid Transit at 95th Street with the center of Pace South service in Harvey and the southern pulse point in Chicago Heights. This route serves St. James Hospital, Marion Catholic and Bloom Township High Schools. The portion north of 127th Street is coordinated with CTA service during weekday rush hour periods.
Route 352 Schedule | Route 352 Map

4. Route 364 – 159th Street
Serves major east-west cross-town arterial from Hammond Transit to Orland Square Mall. Serves River Oaks Shopping Center, the central pulse point of Pace South in Harvey, and various smaller centers as well as Oak Forest, St. Margaret and Ingalls Memorial Hospitals and South Suburban College. Weekend service operates between Orland Square Mall and Hegewisch.
Route 364 Schedule | Route 364 Map

5. Route 370 – Harvey Chicago Heights
Provides service from the Harvey Transportation Center and Phoenix along Halsted to Chicago Heights pulse point. The route serves St. James Hospital and Prairie State College.
Route 370 Schedule | Route 370 Map

6. Route 890 – South Suburbs UPS
Provides express service from Chicago Heights, Homewood and Harvey to UPS Hodgkins facility.
Route 890 Schedule | Route 890 Map

7. Route 877 – South Suburban Oakbrook Limited
Provides rush hour express service between Harvey, Blue Island Park-n-Ride, Alsip, Oakbrook and Lombard via Tri-State Tollway.
Route 877 Schedule | Route 877 Map

8. Route 354 – Harvey – Tinley Park
Provides weekday service from southeastern suburbs to Chicago Loop via the Bishop Ford and Dan Ryan Expressways. This route serves Illiana High School and select trips serve the Hammond Transit Center and the South Shore Hegewisch Station. This route has a premium fare on trips to the Loop.
Route 354 Schedule | Route 354 Map

Private Transportation

Suburban Cab Company
15404 Center Ave.
Harvey, IL 60426

Celebrity Limousine & Transportation Service
87 E. 155th Street
Harvey, IL 60426

100 Women for Harvey

Founded in October 2002, this organization is dedicated to empowering the residents of Harvey to become aware of and involved with the cultural and physical needs of the City.

“The City of Harvey needs help,” said Phyllis Smallwood, president of the organization. “We are dedicated to inspiring the citizens of this great City to begin to lend a helping hand in putting this community back on the right track.”

The 100 Women for Harvey has aided the City in its flower beautification program by planting and manicuring flowers in more than 60 wooden barrels provided by the City and placed throughout the community.

The self-funded group is always looking for new members. To get involved in the organization, please attend one of the monthly meetings. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Rosa Parks School located at 147th and Roby.

Harvey Book Club

Expand your literary horizons and get motivated to read with the Harvey Book Club. The club meets on the last Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.-noon at the Harvey Community Center. For more information, please call 708-596-7876.

M.I.A. Organization
The Mayor’s Intelligence Agency helps keep the administration and law enforcement informed of the “word on the street.” Citizens interested in joining the M.I.A. can contact Princeton Fields at at 708-210-5300.

Spring Summer Bi-Monthly Clean-Up
Every other month the citizens of Harvey join together to clean up the streets of Harvey. Contact the Street Department for more information at 708-210-5304.

Adopt-a-Lot Program
As a part of the city’s Beautification program, the Adopt-a-Lot Program helps keep the empty lots of Harvey clean of clutter and trash. 


Click this PAY ONLINE NOW link to get started. The first time you will register; after that, payments are an easy 3-step process.


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