The Village of Smithton, Illinois is soliciting proposals for the update of its Comprehensive Plan.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  To receive a Proposal Package, please contact Village Administrator Kari Speir (kspeir@smithton-village.com) or see below for full details.

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Notice: Waste Management Rate Increase Effective Jan 1st 2024

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Smithton Yard Waste Dump Area

Effective Monday, November 20, 2023, at noon, the yard waste dump will be closed until further notice. This closure is due to the increased amount of illegal dumping that has been occurring. The Village Board will be discussing options moving forward to possibly re-open the yard waste dump next year. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Smithton Complete Streets Walking-Jogging-Bike Path

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UTV/Golf Carts require inspections and stickers.

Annual renewal for UTV’s/Golf Carts are due before May 1st. Please contact Village Hall for details to get a 2024 sticker. We will update a copy of driver’s licenses and insurance cards for the vehicles.

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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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Emergency Alert Notifications

 The Village of Smithton uses CodeRED for emergency alerts and non-emergency notifications such as boil order advisories. All Smithton residents are encouraged to sign up for this free service. You can sign up by texting “Smithton” to 99411 or clicking on the CodeRED image below

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 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.

Curbside Recycling  Available – click here.


To view your annual water quality report, go to https://smithton-village.com/2022waterreport.pdf . This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2022. For a paper copy, call 618-233-4180.

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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!