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The Joliet Police Department and City of Joliet provide a wide variety of Documents and Application Permits for City of Joliet residents. If you cannot find the material you are looking for on this page, please also check the City of Joliet Permits and Forms page.

Alarm System Registration Application
Per City of Joliet Ordinance #8291 no person shall operate a remote alarm system without a valid alarm system license. After a certain amount of false alarms, businesses and residences may be invoiced for police and fire responses to each false alarm. A printable version can be found HERE. Questions about alarm system registration can be directed to 

Birthday Police Squad Request
The Joliet Police Department is not participating in, leading, or organizing ANY parades. Upon request, a Police Officer may stop by a birthday child’s house to flash the emergency lights and sirens. Please complete the online Birthday Squad Request form HERE.

Gangs - Awareness, Prevention, Intervention
“Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention,” is an educational book that provides details about the tattoos, clothing, graffiti, and hand signals that identify the main gangs operating in Will County. More importantly, the book discusses the means by which street gangs recruit members, and it outlines strategies and services aimed at steering at-risk teenagers away from gang influences. This book was provided by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.

FOIA Request Center
This is the Freedom of Information Act Request Center. You can use this portal to submit a request, track the request status of Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests and download responsive records.

Illinois Domestic Violence Victim Information Form
Provided to victims of Domestic Violations that contain information about Orders of Protection, Criminal Charges, Bail Bond Provisions, and Crisis/Outreach resources.

Landlord Training Manual
A practical guide for landlords and property managers.

Not-For-Profit Solicitation on Streets Permit Application
This application must be completed prior to engaging in solicitations on a public highway or street in the City of Joliet. Complete the form and return it to the City of Joliet’s Business Services Division. Questions about this form should be directed to Business Services at (815) 724-3905.

Open Air Meeting / Block Party Permit Application
This application must be completed and turned in to the City of Joliet’s Business Services Division at least four weeks prior to the event. Questions should be directed to Business Services at (815) 724-3905

Solicitor Permit Application
All solicitor permits are currently suspended through the end of June, at which time the City of Joliet will re-evaluate. The City of Joliet requires solicitors to obtain a permit prior to engaging in business in the City’s limits. The application must be completed and turned in at the Joliet Police Department’s front desk along with a $30 per person application fee.

Special Event Permit Application

  • Parades
  • Carnival/Circus
  • Outdoor Concert/Performance/Meeting
  • Street Festival
  • Marathons / Walk-a-thon / Bike-a-thon events
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Public Events with Food Consumption
  • Car Show / Vehicle Exhibit or demonstrations held outdoors

Severe Weather Preparedness
Preparing for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and floods will not only benefit you during the spring and summer months, but all year round. In fact, almost half of all tornadoes reported in Illinois the past three years (2012-2014) have occurred in fall or winter! We typically see the “peak” of severe weather season from April through June; however recent weather events have proven that we need to be “Weather Ready” in Illinois the entire year.

Solicitors Prohibited Sign
This is a downloadable sign that says “Solicitors Prohibited: No Soliciting – No Canvassing” and lists the related ordinance. Print this out and post it in a conspicuous location on your front door.

Trespass Agreement (Residential) 
Allows Joliet Police entry upon private residential property, by the consent of the owner of such property, for trespassing enforcement.

Trespass Agreement (Business) 
Allows Joliet Police entry upon private business property, by the consent of the owner of such property, for trespassing enforcement.

Truck & Oversize Load (via Oxcart)

We Call the Police Sign - English
This is a downloadable sign that says “We Call the Police” and has useful information on how to describe suspected criminals.

LLamamos a la Policia - Espanol  
Esta es una señal descargable que dice "Llamamos a la policía" y tiene información útil sobre cómo describir presuntos delincuentes.

Victim's Rights Form (Marsy's Rights) 
Provided to victims of violent crime via the Illinois Constitution and Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.

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