Crete Township Road District Services & Duties

Highway & Entrance Permits

If you are planning to build a new home in the unincorporated area of the Township, an entrance/culvert permit is required. Please contact the Township Office at 708-672-8279 to receive an application.


Wood Chips

Available for pick-up. Delivery when available. Please call 708-672-7732 to schedule a time.


Branch Pick-Up

Branch pick up is on the first Monday of the month starting in the spring..You must call 672-7732 before the first Monday of the month and leave us your address to receive this service.



This service is for the sole use of residents in the unincorporated areas for minor pruning and maintenance, not to be used by contractors/and or residents cleaning lots for new construction, more open space, complete landscape removal.


If a landscaper or tree company is doing the cutting, it is their responsibility to discard any branches.


Place cut ends towards the roadway in several small piles rather than one large one.


Branches should be no larger than 6 inch diameter and must be free of root balls, stumps, dirt, stone, metal and construction material.


 Complete trees will not be picked up, branches only.


No leaves or yard waste.


We allow a maximum of 10 minutes at each location.


Burning of branches that are generated on your property is permitted in the unincorporated areas of the Township. To eliminate the possibility of false alarms, please call your Fire District to notify them of your burn date. Crete Township Fire Protection District 708-672-7111 or Steger Estates Fire Protection District 708-748-4816


2″ Snowfall Ordinance

There is no parking on the Township streets after a 2″ snowfall until the streets have been plowed.


Township Duties

•Roadside Mowing

•Asphalt Patching

•Snow Removal and Salting

•Culvert Replacement

•Ditch Cleaning

•Bridge Maintenance

•Building and Grounds Maintenance

•Roadside Cleanup

•Maintain Traffic Control Devices

•Tree Trimming and removal

•Maintain Fleet of Equipment and Vehicles

•Shoulder Stone Maintenance

•Branch Pick Up



 Klemme Road is now open to traffic. The NEW bridge was opened on Wednesday November 22nd, ahead of schedule


Driveway Plowing Tip


The best way to plow your driveway is to push the snow to the right side when facing the street. Doing this will minimize the chance of our snowplow trucks pushing the snow that you just removed, back into your driveway. Please keep in mind that no matter what process that you follow, there still will be some snow that ends up in your driveway.

Mailbox Maintenance

Mailbox maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner and now would be a good time to check the condition of your mailbox and post. The snow leaving the plow blade can be very heavy and a rotted post or loose mailbox might not withstand the impact. Crete Township will not be responsible for replacing any box or post that was in need of repair or replacement. Also, if you need to replace your mailbox we request that you install a metal “rural type” box with a wood post rather than the “plastic” types which are not very durable and are  prone to cracking in cold weather.


Tree Trimming and Removal

The Road District will be trimming and removing trees within the road right-of-way throughout the township in the coming months, weather permitting. If you have any questions, please call our office at 672-7732.


Did you know?

The Crete Township Road District maintains over 81 miles of roads in the unincorporated areas of the Township which is currently the largest Township Road System in Will County.


The Road District recycled 51 tires that were dumped along our roadways in the past 12 months ending  December 4th 2017 This amount represents a 69% decrease in the amount of tires needing recycling compared to the previous 12 months.


Help keep Crete Township beautiful!

Trash that is thrown along are roadways is a big problem. It costs taxpayers thousands of dollars per year in labor, fuel, and dumping costs to keep our ditches clean. You can help. Please discard your trash in an approved container. A good time to do this is when you are buying gas or at any other place that has a trash receptacle. If everyone works together we can reduce these costs and keep our Township looking beautiful. Thank you!




25405 S. State Street

Crete, IL 60417


P: 708-672-7732

F: 708-672-9487



Tony Recupito


P: 708-672-7732

F: 708-672-9487

Administrative Assistant/ Foreman

Crete Township Office

1367 Wood Street

Crete, IL 60417

Phone: 708-672-8279

Crete Township Assessor

1367 Wood Street

Crete, IL 60417

Phone: 708-672-8291


Crete Township Highway Department

2405 S. State St.

Crete, IL 60417

Phone: 708-672-7732


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