Licenses & Permits
1. When do I need a building permit?
Building permits must be obtained any time a homeowner is building a new structure or adding on to an existing structure on their property. A comprehensive list of permit required items can be found HERE. Permits are not required for routine maintenance or repairs of existing structures or if a structure cost is less than $500.
2. Are dogs required to be licensed?
Yes. Licensing can be accomplished at Woodford County veterinarians or by contacting Woodford County Animal Control.
1. Where is City Hall located?
Minonk City Hall is located at 670 N. Chestnut.
2. How do I locate my property description?
Property Descriptions can be obtained through the Woodford County Assessor in Eureka, Illinois.
3. How do I rent one of the Village's Parks/Fields/Shelters/Community Room?
Certain City facilities can be reserved by calling Libby Goodwin at 309-432-2558
4. Where can I report issues such as potholes, sign damage, inoperable street lights etc…?
Please call City Hall at 309-432-2558 and the issue will be relayed to the Public Works Department.
Garbage & Recycling
1. What can I do with my yard waste?
The City of Minonk operates a yard waste dump site located at the north end of Oak Street. Only residential yard waste is allowed. Contractors or lawn care providers are not allowed to dump.
2. Who do I contact with a complaint about my garbage service?
All complaints can be directed to City Hall at 309-432-2558.
3. When is garbage collected?
Garbage pick-up is normally scheduled on Thursdays for homes west of Chestnut St. and on Friday for homes east of Chestnut St. Homeowners are allowed to place large items at the curb on the first pickup day of each month.
4. Why hasn’t my television or other electronic item been picked up from the curb during garbage collection?
Garbage collectors are not allowed to pick up television and other electronic items. Homeowners are responsible for disposal of these items at an authorized location. Electronic items left on the curb for a prolonged period time will result in the issuance of an ordinance violation.
5. Does the City pick up brush?
Yes, the city does schedule brush pick-up on the first consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday of most months. City employees will pick up reasonable amounts of brush if placed at the curbside. Homeowners are asked to ensure that the size of the brush is small enough for one individual to handle easily. The City will not pick up brush left as a result of work performed by a contractor or tree professional. The City does not pick up leaf piles.
Water/Sewer Utility Service
1. How do I get new water service?
Water service can be turned on by visiting City Hall. Service for a rental property requires a $150 deposit. The first $75 must be paid when requesting water service, with the remaining $75 being paid with the first bill.
2. Who do I call regarding a water leak?
If water is leaking on the city side of the curb shut-off, contact City Hall at 309-432-2558. Water leaks occurring on the residential side of the curb shut-off are the responsibility of the homeowner. The City will be happy to assist repairs to service lines by shutting off water during repair efforts.
3. What do I do if I have a sewer back up?
As with water issues, the City only repairs damage to main line sewers. Homeowners are responsible for any and all service tile issues. The City will be happy to inspect main sewer lines to help determine the cause of back ups.
4. Does the City flush fire hydrants?
Yes. This typically occurs twice each year in April and October. Homeowners may experience discolored water during hydrant flushing. If this occurs, let your water taps run until water is clear.
City Emergencies & Departments
1. What is the non-emergency Police Department phone number?
The Police Department can be reached at 309-432-2341
2. Can I request an officer check my home/business while on vacation?
The City of Minonk is happy to assist our residents in this manner. Please contact the Police Department at 309-432-2341. A form requesting this service can also be found on this website under the “forms” tab.
City Bills & Payments
1. Can I pay a citation or other bill online?
At this time we are not set up to collect bills on-line. We are working towards adding that function to this website. Ordinance violations fines can be paid for at City Hall.
2. Why is my water bill so high?
Interior water leaks, especially leaking toilets, can consume a considerable amount of water. A leaking toilet can consume several hundred gallons of water depending on the severity of the leak. City employees will be happy to help dye test inside of a home at the request of the homeowner to help identify leaks. Leak repairs however are the responsibility of the homeowner.
City Animal Care
1. Who do I contact regarding stray animals?
Please contact City Hall or the Police Department. Our employees do not pick-up wild animals or cats. Impounded dogs require payment of $50 for the first offense before owners are allowed to retrieve them from the Police Department.