For questions pertaining to a certain topic or department, check out the links to the right.
How can I receive alerts?
To receive alerts from the City of Sullivan, please visit our E-Notify page. You can select what type of alerts or updates you would like to receive.
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How do I contact a city department?
How do I submit a FOIA request?
How do I get a building permit?
The building permit process begins with Jan Haegen at the Planning/Zoning office at the Courthouse.
Planning & Zoning
Suite #1 Court House
10 S. Main St.
Sullivan, IL 61951
Phone - (217)728-7922
Fax - (217)728-8303
e-Mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Thru Friday
8:30 a.m. to noon
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What should I do if I notice a sink hole?
During business hours (8-5 Monday through Friday) call the City Building at 217-728-4383. After hours, call the City Building and follow the prompts to get to the Water/Sewer department.
How do I report a suspected ordinance violation?
Can I burn yard waste?
Per City's Code of Ordinances:
27-9-3 RESTRICTIONS ON BURNING OF LANDSCAPE WASTE. The open burning of landscape waste shall be permitted only on the following conditions:
(A) Landscape waste shall be burned on the premises on which such waste is generated; and
(B) Landscape waste shall be burned only when atmospheric conditions shall readily dissipate contaminants; and,
(C) Landscape waste may be burned only if such burning does not create a visibility hazard on roadways, walkways, or railroad tracks; and,
(D) Open burning of landscape waste may only take place during daylight hours with a person over eighteen (18) years of age in attendance during the entire period of burning; and,
(E) No open burning of landscape waste shall be permitted on any streets or roadways; and,
(F) No open burning shall occur during periods of time when the Fire Chief or the Chief of Police have determined that atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazardous and dangerous.
How do I obtain a refuse permit?
As of July 1, 2011, all pay for hire contractors must have a City of Sullivan refuse permit in order to dump yard waste and concrete on the City dump site.
The annual fee for a permit is $250.00.
City of Sullivan refuse permits may be obtained at the City of Sullivan City Building Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.
This is confirmed under Ordinance 11-08 in the City Ordinance Code Book.
Why are there colored flags and paint in my yard?
When a JULIE is called in for an address, the departments for the city go mark the JULIE location with flags and mark the area with paint. A JULIE is required before any digging can take place.
What is the process for getting a Beautification or Demolition grant?
The City of Sullivan is offering a Beautification Grant to all residential landowners within the city limits. The city will reimburse up to $3000 to help off-set the costs for tearing down old buildings. This includes dumpster rental, labor,re-seeding the area and other costs associated with the clean-up. In order to qualify for this grant,the property must be leveled and re-seeded and all material hauled off before the city will reimburse.
The first step in this grant is to apply for a demolition permit at the Moultrie County Courthouse. Once the permits have been issued then proceed to the city building to set-up the removal of all utilities. Next a representative of the city will take a picture of the building before and then will also take another picture after completion of the project. After the completion of the project bring a copy of a receipt or a cancelled check to the City of Sullivan Electric Dept. located at 517 W. Water St. and then it will be turned over to the City Treasurer for payment arrangements. Any questions please call 728-7815 or 728-4383.
When are the Illinois Driver's License Services in town?
The Secretary of State Illinois Mobile Driver Services come to Sullivan on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, located at 2 W Water St.
Who can I call to report a dog on the loose?
Moultrie County Animal Control
Who do I call if I lock my keys in the car?
You need to call a towing service or locksmith company.
The Sullivan Police Department no longer handles lockouts unless a child or animal is locked in the vehicle.