Application for Not-for-profit Solicitation on Streets Permit

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.


Application for Open Air Meeting (Block Party)

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


Application for Solicitor Permit

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.


Application for Special Events

Application for Special Events Instructions

Thank you for your interest in holding a Special Event in the City of Joliet. The City recognizes that Special Events involve acts that are different from daily business routine. Therefore, there is a need to ensure such events are compatible with the surrounding property uses. Please read the linked instructions prior to filling out the application.


 CALEA Assessment Final Report

This report summarizes the results of the assessment performed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in March and April, 2015.


Facebook Smart Card

This two-page guide will help you secure your Facebook account and keep your information safe.


FOIA Request Form

This is the Freedom of Information Act request form. Complete this form and return it to the front desk of the police department.


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.


Halloween Safety Tips

This flyer provides Halloween safety tips for children and parents.


Illinois Domestic Violence Victim Information Form


Landlord Training Manual

A practical guide for landlords and property managers.


Premise Alert Notification Form

The Illinois Premise Alert Program (founded by Public Act 96-0788) was enacted allowing individuals with special needs or disabilities, or their guardians, to provide personal information to public safety agencies in the State of Illinois for emergency dissemination to police, fire, and EMS personnel.


Ride-along Release and Covenant Not to Sue

Completion of this waiver is required prior to participating in the Department’s ride-along program. The form must be signed and submitted in-person.


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


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.


We Call the Police Sign – Spanish

This is a downloadable sign that says “Llamamos La Policia” and has useful information on how to describe suspected criminals. The sign is written in Spanish.


Written Statement and Explanation of Rights Form