I believe my neighbor is causing flooding on my property. What can I do?

Permitting is required during certain homeowner construction activities.  Please see the City’s Permit webpage for when a permits are required Permits | Aurora, IL (aurora-il.org). Part of the permitting process is a review of increased impervious areas which can cause drainage issues to neighboring properties. There is also a City Ordinance requiring  sump pump or downspouts to discharge a minimum of  10-fet from the property line. The homeowner may contact building and permits at (630) 256-3130 to check for permitted work and call Property Standards at (630) 256-3770 to submit a complaint about possible ordinance violations.

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1. What are Storm Sewers, Catch Basins, and Inlets?
2. What do I do if an inlet or catch basin is clogged by debris and rainwater is not entering the storm sewer system?
3. My basement has backed up and flooded, what can I do?
4. Why is there standing water on my property after it rains?
5. What can I do to reduce the amount of standing water on my property?
6. Can I connect to the storm sewer system?
7. I believe my neighbor is causing flooding on my property. What can I do?
8. When would the City undertake a drainage project to fix a drainage issue?