On 12-6-2022 the Village of Smithton updated Ordinance #1004 – Building Permit Required.

The Village now requires Building Permits prior to initiating any interior or exterior REMODELING projects that include any of the following items in the scope of work:

· Structure of floors, stairs, walls, ceilings, or roofs are removed, installed, modified, or replaced.

· Electrical system wires/conductors or boxes are installed, relocated, or removed.

· Electrical panels and services are replaced or upgraded.

· Piping for plumbing systems is installed, relocated, or removed.

· Water heaters are replaced.

Village of Smithton Comprehensive Trail Plan

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Smithton Yard Waste Dump Area

The yard waste dump area at the Smithton Park will be closed daily at 8:00 pm due to recent violators dumping unacceptable items. It will open at 7:00 am daily.

Acceptable items include:

Grass clippings


Small Limbs

This dump area is for Smithton residents only!!

As a reminder, the Park and yard waste area are monitored by security cameras 24 hours.

Change to Emergency Alert Notifications

The Village of Smithton has switched its emergency notification system to CodeRED for emergency alerts as well as non-emergency notifications, such as boil order advisories. All phone numbers of the Smithton residents and water customers in the previous notification system were transferred to CodeRED. A test call will be conducted Monday, February 28, 2022, at 9 a.m. If you did not receive the scheduled test call you can sign up by texting “Smithton” to 99411 or visit the Villages website www.smithton-village.com . All Smithton residents are encouraged to sign up for this free service. If you have any questions call Smithton Village Hall 618-233-4180.

Click  image above  to  sign  up.

9-11 Twin Towers Memorial

The Village of Smithton dedicated the 9-11 Twin Towers Memorial on September 11, 2021.  The original project was the idea of our former Mayor and Trustee Virgil Becker.  Several concepts were discussed before the current Memorial was constructed. Thanks in great part to past Boards and former Mayor Ray Klein this project came to completion in late 2020. Our present Board Member and Park Committee
Chairman Phil Henning took it upon himself with the support of his fellow Trustees to bring this monument project to life realizing Virgil’s dream of a 9-11 Memorial. Trustee Henning reached out to Austin Wolf of Wolf Fabrication to take our visions into consideration to design and construct this Memorial. Special thanks to Mr. Dave Pierpoint and Trustee Jim Mourey for their generous donation of benches at the Memorial. Adam Blake (“The Drone Dad” on You Tube)  was in attendance for the Memorial and created this amazing video to capture the Dedication. This monument will serve as a place of remembrance for future generations to come. The inscription says “Never Forget”. “Never Forget” the loved ones lost, the sacrifices made, and the bravery displayed during times of trouble. 

The Village of Smithton  offers Direct Debit to pay your water/sewer/trash account. Payments will be deducted from your checking/savings account on the 20th of each month. You can stop by the Village Hall or click here for the Authorization Agreement.

UTV/Golf Carts require inspections and stickers.

Curbside Recycling  Available – click here.


To view your annual water quality report, go to https://smithton-village.com/2021waterreport.pdf . This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2020. For a paper copy, call 618-233-4180.

Upcoming Community Events

Board Meeting

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Board Meeting

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Board Meeting

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Board Meeting

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Board Meeting

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Quick Links

Click on any link below to access frequently requested Village information.

Emergency Notification

Forms, Permits & Applications

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

New Resident


Code Book

Village History

Old Village Hall

Smithton was founded in 1850. Originally there were two separate towns, Georgetown and Smithton, across a shared Main Street. After years of support for combining Georgetown and Smithton grew, and it was logical to call the new town by the name of Smithton.

For over 150 years, people have been moving here, building homes, and raising families, making Smithton the strong community it is. Whether you were born and raised in Smithton or because you just recently moved to Smithton, it is an amazing place to reside!