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Living in Fulton


On behalf of the City of Fulton I would like to take this time to welcome newcomers to our community. You will find Fulton friendly, courteous, clean and generous. We are a town filled with hard working volunteers, that work hard in keeping daily events fresh and our many gardens planted and maintained. The downtown businesses are there for you, with many shopping excursions and services throughout. I would like to extend services at City Hall as well, I am in my office all day Tuesday if you need to talk to me directly. We have many events throughout the year, check our website for dates and times. Please take time to enjoy what our small town has to offer!

Wendy Ottens

Mayor of Fulton

Fulton 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.

2021 Water Quality Report CCR

We will be going “green” by publishing our annual water quality report on our city’s website. Our current report is now available for viewing.  

Click here to gain quick access to this report:  Quality_Water_Report_2021.pdf

If you have any questions about this report, please contact Fulton City Hall at 815.589.2616


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.

Fulton Building Permit Instructions & Forms:

City Hall will be closed the following days in observance of legal holidays in 2023:

  • President's Day 
  • Good Friday           
  • Memorial Day       
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day                 
  • Thanksgiving            
  • Christmas Eve          
  • Christmas Day          

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

City of Fulton 2023 Moring Disposal Recycling Schedule and Garbage Route Map

pdf Fulton, IL Refuse Guidelines (27 KB)

Garbage Pick Up: Every Monday and Wednesday, depending on your location in town.  All refuse should be at the curb by 6:00 A.M. See link above for refuse guidelines. 

Bulky Waste Items: With just a quick call to Republic Services, you can arrange to have just about anything picked up - old furniture, appliances, bikes, etc. Contact Republic Services  in Forreston at 800-423-0759, 815-938-3602, or 815-233-9216. Or call the Rock Falls location at 815-622-0500 or visit

Annual Bulky Waste Pick Up Day:  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 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.

Yard Waste Pick-Up Schedule: 

  • April through October, Tuesdays
  • November, Tuesday and Fridays

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

 NOTE:  No offices are open on Monday.  Illinois license required within 30 days of residence.

Dog & Cat License

Animal Control Division

2350 W. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL


Water, Sewer, Garbage & Recycling
City of Fulton
(815) 589-2616


Due to an overwhelming number of delinquent accounts, there will be only ONE payment agreement per year, starting January 1, 2023.

(Payments are due the 20th of the month, second late notices are due on the 25th of the month, and shutoffs are automatic - 24 hours after posting on the residence).

If you have an emergency medical situation and submit proof, the City will work with you.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Commonwealth Edison
(800) 334-7661

Jo Carroll Energy

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

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

Com Ed (Commonwealth Edison)

  • 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

Published weekly by Sauk Valley Media, Shaw Media
P.O. Box 31
Morrison, IL 61270

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Clinton Herald

Medical - Health

Fulton Family Health Clinic/Medical Associates

Fulton Dental Associates


Schmaling Memorial Public Library

501 10th Avenue, Fulton, IL  61252



River Bend Community Unit School District #2

Unity Christian School