General Use Rules and Regulations
The General Use Rules and Regulations Ordinance document is updated annually. However, ordinances may be added throughout the year and can be located under Ordinances in our Transparency Portal. 

Report a Violation
In the event of an emergency, DIAL 9-1-1
Report any problems or suspicious activity to our Conservation Police.
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: (815) 338-6223.
Weekends, holidays, and after hours: through the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department  (815) 338-2144, request a Conservation Officer.

To pay a fine for an ordinance violation, see details on the Pay a Fine page.

Social Media Comment Policy
McHenry County Conservation District expects items posted to areas of our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and groups to follow the conventions of polite discourse. The Conservation District reserves the right to delete comments that: contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups; are far off-topic, or make unsupported accusations.

We encourage you to use the “report post” link next to comments, when available if you believe it violates the platform's policy. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time. Please note that moderating of comments will generally occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.