Living in Fulton

On behalf of the City of Fulton, I am happy to welcome you as a new member of our community. You will find our city filled with sincere, friendly people, and progressive merchants who will assist you with your needs. I hope you will be happy in your new surroundings and if there is any way in which the city administration can serve you, please feel welcome to call on us.

Best Regards,

Larry Russell, Mayor


City Hall

 415 11th Avenue


City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm

* You may pay your water bill at anytime by using the drop box located on the west side of the building or use the form below to begin automatic deduction.

Automatic Deduction Form: 
This form is for individuals who want to have their utility bill automatically deducted from their checking account.   Applicants may download this form but they must drop it off in person to city hall.

pdf Automatic Withdrawal FORM for Utility payments 12.44 Kb

Building Permit:
The following are the building permit instructions and application forms.

pdf Fulton Building Permit Instructions & Forms 96.46 Kb

City Hall will be closed the following days in observance of legal hoildays in 2016:

New Year's Day Jan. 1

President's Day Feb. 15

Good Friday Mar. 25

Memorial Day May 30

Independence Day Jul 4

Labor Day Sept. 5

Thanksgiving Nov. 24 & 25

Christmas Eve Dec. 23

Christmas Day Dec. 26


Fulton Police Department

1802 16th Ave.

815-589-3617 (non-emergency)

911 (emergency)


Fulton Fire Department & EMS

1802 16th Avenue


Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste:   pdfFulton,IL Refuse Guidelines

Garbage Pick Up:  Every Wednesday.  All refuse should be at the curb by 6:00 A.M.  See link above for refuse guidelines. Recycling:  New and/or replacement recycling bins can be purchased at Fulton City Hall, 415 11th Avenue, for $10.  The recycling bin can be placed outside with your regularly scheduled garbage pick up.  See link above for refuse guidelines.  

Bulky Waste Items:  With just a quick call to Moring Disposal, you can arrange to have just  about anything picked up - old furniture, appliances, bikes, etc.  Contact Moring Disposal at 815-938-3602 or . Annual Bulky Waste Pick Up Day:   Fall Bulky Waste Pick-up to be announced.  For details and a complete listing of acceptable items, download info here. Hazardous Material Disposal:   Learn how to dispose of anything and everything by downloading this form

Yard Waste Pick Up:  This program is available every Tuesday starting the first week of April and running through the month of November.  All homes within the City, with the exception of a few condominiums and apartment complexes, are eligible for the landscape waste program.  See link above for refuse guidelines.  Fall Yard Waste Pick-Up Schedule: During the month of November 2014 yard waste will be picked up every Tuesday and Friday.

Burn Days

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6am-6pm
Paper and yard waste only, no garbage.
Burn Barrels are not allowed.

Illinois Voting Requirements

Illinois voting registration is required 28 days prior to an election. To Register:
Central Bank
1404 14th Avenue

Whiteside County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
200 E. Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Department of Motorized Vehicles/
Driver's License Department

Chadwick, IL 815-684-5156
Sterling, IL 815-626-2825
No offices are open on Monday. Illinois license required 30 days of residence.

Dog & Cat License

To register your pet: Animal Control Division
2350 W. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL


Water, Sewer, Garbage & Recycling: City of Fulton 1-815-589-2616

Electricity: Commonwealth Edison 1-800-334-7661

Gas: Jo Carroll Energy 1-800-858-5522

Telephone & Internet: Frontier Communications 1-800-921-8101

Cable TV & Internet: Mediacom 1-800-223-6350

Satellite Internet & phone services: 1-877-388-0109 

Com Ed - Non-emergency calls 1-800-334-7661.  To report street light outages, visit, click on Customer Service and follow links on the web page.  For new electric service call 1-866-639-3532.  To subscribe to outage alerts text, ADD OUTAGE to 26633.  To report an outage text OUT to 26633.  By visiting you can learn more about their mobile ap, outage map, and social media resources. 

Local Newspapers

Fulton Journal (weekly) 815-589-2424
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Clinton Herald (daily) 563-242-7101

Medical - Health

Fulton Family Health Clinic/Medical Associates: 815-589-2121
Fulton Dental Associates 815-589-4007


Schmaling Memorial Library 815-589-2045


River Bend Community Unit School District #2  815-589-2711
Unity Christian School  815-589-3912

Welcome Bags at City Hall (815-589-2616), or Chamber of Commerce (815-589-4545) and Tourism Office (815-589-3925) located at Robert Fulton Community Center.