Change to Grease Trap Ordinance
The City Council approved Ordinance 16-022 on October 17, 2016. The ordinance, that goes into force on 10/31/16, aligns City code with the State of Illinois plumbing code. All establishments involved in the preparation of food for commercial purposes shall provide grease interceptors or traps (as required by State code). The full ordinance is attached below, along with an information document put together by the Zoning Office.
If you would like to learn more about Fats, Oils and Grease management, click here to see information prepared by the National Restaurant Association.
If you would like a grease trap maintenance log for your business, simply click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Zoning Office at (309) 734-7590.
Downtown Monmouth Survey
Please take a few minutes to fill out a short survey about Monmouth's downtown revitalization plan.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Register Rental Properties in October
The City of Monmouth passed Ordinance 11-023 in November 2011, requiring landlords to register all of their rental properties and have rental inspections done on the premises.
Each year there is an open enrollment period where there is no fee to register your rental properties. The open enrollment period is October 1–October 31 every year. Rental properties must be registered EVERY year. If you fail to (re)register your property during the open enrollment period, a $75 violation ticket will be issued for every property not (re)registered.
Please use this time to let us know if you have sold your properties or added more, or changed any of your contact information. You may contact the Zoning Department to begin registering your rental properties at 309.734.7590.
Online Re-Registration Form (use if there are no changes to a previously registered property)
Online Rental Registration Form (use for newly registered properties)
Annual Draw Down of Citizens Lake
IDNR will be doing the annual draw down of Citizens Lake this fall. The draw down is usually 4" and is done to help fish survive the winter.
September 20 is the first day to circulate petitions for the offices of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Ward Aldermen, Mayor and City Clerk for the Consolidated General Election on April 4, 2017. Election packets and information can be picked up in the office of the City Clerk.
2017 Municipal Elections will be held on April 4, 2017. There are four alderperson spots open (four-year terms) as well as the Mayor and City Clerk positions. Attached information details what you should know.
Call the office of the City Clerk at 734-2141 with any questions.
Monmouth—A Great Place to Call Home
With the continued growth of the region's largest employer (Smithfield), the new Cloverleaf Cold Storage distribution center and one of 49 new Enterprise Zones in the state, Monmouth is a great place to call home for your business. Please enjoy this new video showcasing the best of our wonderful, small community.
A Progressive Community Since 1831
Welcome to the City of Monmouth! We're glad you're here. Monmouth is a great place to live, to learn, to work and to play. Whether you are a current resident, business owner, or someone new to our community, this web site is for you. Explore, learn and together, we can keep our progressive community thriving and growing.