Flooding has occurred in the City of Chicago Heights for many years prompting the City to prepare a flood plain plan. This plan, adopted November 2004, Provides financial assistance in the form of rebates to residents with qualifying projects. This program offers owners of an owner occupied single family residence a 50% rebate for flood control projects they undertake such as the installation of overhead sewers and drain tile and the elevation of landscaping for improved drainage patterns around homes, up to a maximum of $3,000 for the project.
Applications for projects must be submitted to the Building Department for pre-approval. Two estimates and the recommendation of a contractor are required. After the work is completed, your property will be inspected to verify compliance with code requirements. All contractors must be licensed and bonded with the City of Chicago Heights.