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.


New Service Provider: Flood Brothers Disposal

Since February Flood Brothers have replaced Waste Management as 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


2022 Annual Ringwood Community Picnic

Mark your calendar! On Sunday, August 28th, Ringwood will hold its Annual Community Picnic. The Picnic will begin at noon at the Village Hall. Back by popular demand will be the "Moon Walk", rock climing wall, DJ entertainment and much more. The menu includes a pig roast, turkey, hot dogs, side dishes, sweet corn, and ice cream. All which will be catered by Ringwood's own Rusty Nail Bar & Grill. The food will be served from 12:30 pm till 1:30 pm, and the raffle drawing will begin at 2:15 pm. There will be lots of raffle prizes and you must be present to win. We are also sponsoring a food drive to benefit the FISH food pantry of McHenry. We are asking each person brings a non-pershable food item to donate. Monetary donations for the FISH pantry will also be accepted. Anyone interested in helping with the picnic set-up should be at the Village Hall at 8:30 am on the 28th. Since we have a limited amount of parking spaces at the Village Hall, we would like to keep the parking lot at the Hall available for the elderly and handicapped. Therefore, we are asking that if you live close to the Village Hall, and are within a safe walking distance, to consider walking or riding your bike.