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The City of Peoria To Issue A Disaster Declaration on March 18-City Services Will Continue

City Services Will Continue Via Phone and Email — No Public Access to Buildings

The City of Peoria will issue a Disaster Declaration on Wednesday, March 18.  This ensures that the City of Peoria can carry out the needs of municipal government should the need immediately arise to change current methods and practices.  In addition, the Declaration assists in reimbursement of costs accrued during the mitigation against COVID-19 in our community. The Declaration will expire at the end of the City Council meeting, scheduled for March 24 and could be renewed at that time.

In the City of Peoria, all City buildings will be closed to the public, effective 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18.  City staff will still report to work to handle daily business and requests from the public.  The public will have to contact staff by phone or email.  Departments and contact information may be found http://www.peoriagov.org/government-offices/

The Governor signed an Executive Order that temporarily suspended provisions in the Open Meetings Act for local government meetings.  With the guidance to keep meetings to 10 people, the City is looking at electronic options in order to hold the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on March 24.

Mayor Jim Ardis stated, “Closing City buildings to the public is an important preventative measure to protect our staff while allowing us to continue our services.  We are still available by phone or email to assist your needs.  We thank the public for their understanding.”

Peoria County, Woodford County, and Tazewell County will also issue Disaster Declarations on the same date.  Please refer to their websites for specific information pertaining to their services.

Please visit www.peoriagov.org for City Information or call 494-CARE

For the most updated information on COVID-19, please refer to the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Or Peoria City/County Health Department COVID-19 page https://www.pcchd.org/COVID-19


Department Information/Services *03/17/18*

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list.

If a department is not listed, please refer to http://www.peoriagov.org/government-offices/ and contact them directly.

City Clerk’s OfficeThe Clerk’s Office will still accept Liquor License Applications and Site Approval Applications by mail with their check. Please note: they require notarized signatures, but can obtain those at a later date.  Citizens with questions regarding liquor licensing questions and any other Council Meeting matters can contact the City Clerk and Staff at 494-8565.     Liquor licensing questions may be referred to tbonds@peoriagov.org

Community Development Department Community Development Department will continue to provide services to the public via phone or email. Community Development staff will conduct field inspections related to development and code enforcement complaints while following CDC guidelines to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19.

Development applications, Building Permit applications, and Zoning applications:

  • All development and permit applications are available on the City webpage at https://www.peoriagov.org/community-development.
  • Email electronic applications to CommunityDevelopment@peoriagov.org.
  • Plans should be emailed to CommunityDevelopment@peoriagov.org or delivered via USPS or any private delivery service.
  • Please contact the Development Center at (309) 494-8600 to make arrangements for large plan reviews.

Code Enforcement requests:

  • Code violation complaints should be submitted. electronically to PeoriaCares@peoriagov.org or       via phone to (309) 494-2773.
  • General Code Enforcement questions should be submitted electronically to Code@peoriagov.org.

Grant Management requests:

  • Communication to the Community Development Grants staff should be submitted electronically to a Grants@peoriagov.org

Field Inspections (Building Safety Inspectors):

  • Field inspections for ongoing construction can be scheduled by calling the Development Center at (309) 494-8600 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, or by directly contacting your assigned inspector.

If you have any general questions, please contact the Development Center between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM at (309) 494-8600 or send an email to CommunityDevelopment@peoriagov.org.


Human Resources-Citizens can apply for positions that are posted on the City’s website: www.peoriagov.org/human resources. Employees are available to answer questions at 494-8575.

Legal Department-Please note the following regarding housing cases only:

All cases set for March 24, 2020 are continued to May 12, 2020

All cases set for April 7, 2020 are continued to May 26, 2020

Please note the following regarding environmental cases only:

-All cases set for March 24, 2020 are continued to April 21, 2020

-All cases set for April 7, 2020 are continued to April 21, 2020

Peoria Cares-For reports, please call 494-CARE (2273), file a U-Report http://www.peoriagov.org/peoria-cares-ureport/  or get the Peoria Cares app

 Public Works– Walk ins will be limited to communications via a phone on the wall in the foyer of the Dries Lane main entrance.”

The Treasurer’s Office After thorough discussions with local health officials, the city of Peoria Treasurer’s Office will be closing to the public, effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. Until further notice, the city of Peoria Treasurer’s Office will not accept payments in-person. All payments will need to be remitted through the mail to City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 100, Peoria, Illinois, 61602 with the associated paperwork, or online, when available. The Treasurer’s Office will only accept checks through the mail. Cash payments will not be accepted.

Payments for the following fees and fines can only be remitted to the Treasurer’s Office through the mail with a check and the associated paperwork:

  • Hotel, restaurant, and amusement taxes
  • Business development district taxes
  • Special service area taxes
  • Retiree insurance payments
  • Monthly parking fees
  • Hood rental fees
  • Motor fuel tax
  • False alarm invoices
  • Work order invoices
  • Board up invoices
  • Demolition invoices
  • Payment plans
  • Ordinance violations
  • Catering fees
  • Garbage fees
  • Building permits
  • Non-owner occupied property registration fees
  • All licenses, except liquor licenses.

In addition to paying with a check and the associated paperwork through the mail, online payment options are available for the following fees and fines: code enforcement citations, the Stormwater Utility Fee, the Public Safety Pension Fee, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) certificates, and parking tickets.

Code enforcement citations can be paid at www.payquicket.com. Stormwater Utility Fees and Public Safety Pension Fees can be paid online at https://peoriastormwater.com/stormwater-utility/ways-to-pay/. EEO certificates and parking tickets can be paid through JetPay by going to www.peoriagov.org.

For sex offender registration or violent offender registration, please visit the Peoria Police Department at 600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois, 61602. Payments can be made with cash or check.

For liquor licenses, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (309) 494-8565.

For special assessments, please contact Accounts Receivable at (309) 494-8588.

For parking permits, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (309) 494-8545 for more information.

For more information on making a payment on a fee, fine, citation, or tax, please contact the city of Peoria Treasurer’s Office at (309) 494-8545.




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