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Yard and Garden Waste

The Village of Stockton will allow residents to dispose their yard and garden waste at the Village’s property located off of East Stockton and Curtiss Road on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June, July, and August from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Proof of Residency required.

Please contact Village Hall at 815-947-2515 if you have questions.

Water/Sewer/Garbage Bills

When moving into the Village, a water application form is required to be filled out and a $75 water deposit is required.

If you are moving out of any residence, you are required to fill out a Termination form for the Water, Sewer, and Garbage and give to the Water Department.

Water/sewer/garbage bills are payable in full by the 15th of each month. Penalty charges are added to those fees not paid in full by this date. Bills can be paid at the Village Hall or a drop box is available for after-hour bill payments and other correspondence. Water/sewer/garbage bills can also be paid at Citizen’s State Bank or Stockton Banking Center.

Any questions regarding the billing may be addressed to the Village Water Department office.

Snow Ordinance

Streets: It is unlawful to park or allow a vehicle to remain parked or to stand on any public street in the village after a snowfall has occurred and so as to interfere with snow removal.

Sidewalks: Sidewalks shall be cleaned off and made perfectly safe for public travel within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm. If any owner or occupant fails to comply, then the public works department may at once proceed to have the sidewalk cleaned and/or made safe at charge seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per cleaning.

Time Limit Parking

Except on Sundays and holidays, it is unlawful to park any vehicle for more than the time designated in any consecutive period of time between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday or between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

It is unlawful to park on any street in the village for any consecutive period of more than twenty four (24) hours.

It is unlawful to park on Main Street from Queen Street to Benton Street and on Front Street from Hudson Street to Pearl Street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. on any day.

Public Parking Lots

Public parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to Casey’s on North Main Street, Ambulance parking lot on Queen Avenue and on Front Street downtown next to the Fire Station.

Garbage Pick-up

Garbage pick-up is on Thursday and has an unlimited pick-up policy. NOTE: Pick-up is delayed one day on all major holidays that fall on a week day.


The Village of Stockton has a mandatory recycling program in conjunction with garbage pick-up Thursday mornings. Each residence is provided with a recycle bin for this service. Bins are property of the residence and not the resident, and must remain at that property. A recycling outline is available at the Village Hall.

For recycling guidelines, click here.

To safely dispose of any old medications, please take them to the receptical located outside the police station.

Lawn Clippings

Lawn clippings are not to be mowed into the street as it blocks the storm sewer catch basins. Notices will be mailed to those who violate this request.

Open Burning of Garbage, Yard Waste and Rubbish

Leaves, natural yard waste and paper products may be burned during daylight hours only and on a resident’s own property, and shall not on any village street, curb, sidewalk or alley. Questions should be directed to the Village office.

Major Power & Telephone Outage/Emergency

In case of any major emergency or catastrophic conditions and communication must be made for help, please report to the fire department for assistance.

Board Meetings

Village Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.

Committee of the Whole Meetings

The Village Committee of the Whole meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.

Village Hall Office Hours

The Village Hall is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Village recognizes standard holidays and closings will be posted at the Village Hall. A drop box is available for after-hours, holidays and weekends.

Building Permits

The Village has adopted the National BOCA codes, and inspections are required as per these and state codes. Building permits are required for constructing utility sheds, additions, garages, houses, and decks. Permits are not needed for re-roofing or residing a building. Forms are available at the Village Hall, and forms and fees must be paid and approved by the Zoning Administrator before construction may commence.

Tree Replacement

Stockton participates in the Tree City USA program sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Trees are made available to be planted in the terrace of properties.

Information about Municipal Aggregation for the Village of Stockton

The Residents and Small Businesses in the Villages of Stockton are able to get a community electrical rate of $0.06833 k/Wh for their power purchases. New residents are able to call in and get this special electrical rate.

The Village of Stockton has locked in this rate until July 2017. If anyone wants to join the Community Program, they can call: Dynegy at 1-800-334-7661.

To learn about the enrollment and opt out process, please read the following Letter.

For more information about what electrical rates mean to you, please call Village Hall at (815) 947-2515

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Contact Us

Village of Stockton
155 W. Front Avenue
P.O. Box 186
Stockton, IL 61085

Village Office
Phone: 815-947-2515
Fax: 815-947-3413
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4pm

Village President
Rodney A. Brandt
Phone: 815-947-2515