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.


Opening Burning Regulations

The Village of Ringwood follows the MCHD regulations for open burning. Please read the McHenry County Health Department brochure for Open Burning as well as the FAQ (PDF)


Non-Highway Vehicle Permit

The Non-Highway Vehicle Permit Applicant should complete the following form in its entirety prior to scheduling a time for inspection. Applicants and drivers should read local ordinance 15.15 regarding the Operation of Non-Highway Vehicles on Village Streets and the FAQ provided. It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner and operators to know and abide by all provisions of the ordinance. Upon completion. return the permit form to the Village of Ringwood Village Hall, 6000 Barnard Mill Rd. Ringwood, IL 60072.


Service Provider: Flood Brothers Disposal

Flood Brothers is the Village Waste and recycling exclusive contractor. Please read the Welcome Letter that was sent to your homes. Flood Brothers Disposal Co. offers a Senior Discount for refuse, recycling and yard waste collections for households composed of one or two senior adults where at least one member of the household is 65 years of age or older and is the primary home occupant. To be eligible you must be 65 years old and the owner of record for the residence, please use form to apply. Senior Discount Form | Welcome Guide | Recycling Guide | Customer Tips


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

• Building and Zoning in Ringwood

Village Recycling Policies

As a result of the changes to the recycling industry the Village will partner with Flood Brothers Disposal to educate the public on best recycling policies. China’s import policies have had significant impacts on recycling programs across the United States. Please read more about what can and cannot be recycled: https://www.floodbrothersdisposal.com/what-recycle/what-recycle