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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,

Mike Ottens
City Hall
415 11th Avenue

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

  • 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.

Water Report

Quality Water Report 2017

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 KB)

Building Permit

The following are the building permit instructions and application forms.

  pdf Fulton Building Permit Instructions & Forms (111 KB)

City Hall will be closed the following days in observance of legal holidays in 2018

  • New Year's Day       Jan. 1
  • President's Day        Feb. 19
  • Good Friday             Mar. 30
  • Memorial Day           May 28
  • Independence Day   Jul 4
  • Labor Day                 Sept. 3
  • Thanksgiving            Nov. 22 & 23
  • Christmas Eve          Dec. 24
  • Christmas Day          Dec. 25

Fulton Police Department

415 11th Avenue
815-589-3617 (non-emergency)
911 (emergency)

Fulton Fire Department & EMS

1802 16th Avenue

Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste

  pdf Fulton, IL Refuse Guidelines (27 KB)

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, pdf download (418 KB) info here.

Hazardous Material Disposal: Learn how to dispose of anything and everything by downloading this pdf form (68 KB) .

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. Fulton locations you are able 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 within 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

Commonwealth Edison

Jo Carroll Energy

Telephone & Internet
Frontier Communications

Cable TV & Internet

Satellite Internet & phone services

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)
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Clinton Herald (daily)

Medical - Health

Fulton Family Health Clinic/Medical Associates

Fulton Dental Associates


Schmaling Memorial Public Library


River Bend Community Unit School District #2

Unity Christian School

Welcome Bags at City Hall (815-589-2616) or the Tourism Office (815-589-3925) located at City Hall.

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