6000 Barnard Mill Rd Ringwood, IL 60072 PH: 815-653-5511


Village of Ringwood Sign© rmack

The History of Ringwood Illinois

In 1837 Families arrived from Vermont, to settle in this beautiful spot surrounded by a ring of woods, hence the name Ringwood. Incorporating in 1994, Ringwood's board has established Ringwood's legal & financial foundation. Ringwood is diverse for a small town. It has historic structures, single-family homes, apartments, subdivisions, farms, businesses such as Dowe/Rohm Haas, Huntsman, and institutions such as the Ringwood United Methodist Church and the Ringwood Primary Center.

Village of Ringwood Post Office© *hajee

Ringwood Post Office est. 1845

The Ringwood post office was established in 1845 to provide post office boxes for local industrial firms and residents located on the far northern edge of McHenry. The sturdy brick building is located at 5016 Barnard Mill Rd, Ringwood, IL 60072, (815) 653-9047. Ringwood Post Office Hours are M-F 7:30AM–4:30PM, SAT 9-Noon. Closed Sundays. Our friendly Ringwood Postmaster is Susan Keener. As of the census in 2010, there were 836 people living in Ringwood Illinois.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Residents Please Read: Executive Order 2020-10 and FAQ About Executive Order 2020-10. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. Meanwhile, let's all do our part to keep ourselves and our community healthy as we continue to keep those whose lives have been impacted in our hearts and in our thoughts.

Notice from the Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail, 815-728-3017, annouces curbside pickup, delivery service, and gift card sales. As they have never had a delivery service before, please be patient with them and their employees as they figure things out. Delivery available: 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm, within a 7 mile radius, Pick up available: 11:30am- 8:30pm. See March 16th Letter


2020 Ringwood Community Picnic

Mark your calendar! On Sunday, August 23th, Ringwood will hold its Annual Town Picnic. The Picnic will begin at noon in the Village Hall Park, and more etails about our 2020 Annual Town Picnic will be available in a future edition of the Village Voice.

Garage Sale Days

June 11th, 12th, and 13th, the Village will be advertising this event. If you plan to participate in the 2020 Ringwood Garage Sale Days, please contact Village Clerk Sue Keener at 815-355-6680 so we can make sure we have the advertising and signs completed.


Building Inspector

For Building permits issues or zoning enforcement issues, HR Green - Building Inspection & Zoning Enforcement. Office Hours: Every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. Contact: Tina Williams 815-759-8344.

• Official Zoning Map

• Residents Guide: Building and Zoning in Ringwood

Recycle Often - Recycle Right

As a result of the changes to the recycling industry the Village will partner with WM to educate the public to Recycle Often - Recycle Right. China’s new import policies have had significant impacts on recycling programs across the United States.Please read the Guide for information on Recycle Often - Recycle Right. Print and post these handy reminders on or near your recycling bins: 3 Rules for Recycling, Common Contaminants to Avoid, and Do's and Don'ts.