We’re Hiring!

The Village of Smithton, IL is seeking a Village Administrator/Zoning Administrator. The ideal candidate should have municipal government experience with a working knowledge of the principles of municipal government including but not limited to Federal and State construction projects and grants, IEPA compliance issues, MFT plan development, MFT bid packets, MFT financial reporting, grant writing, municipal zoning experience and be a collaborative and team-oriented person with the ability to resolve complex and sensitive problems. Interested candidates should apply with resume, cover letter and completed application to Village of Smithton, 101 S. Main St., Smithton, IL 62285 or aparker@smithton-village.com.

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Notice: Waste Management Rate Increase Effective Jan 1st 2024

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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

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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/2024waterreport.pdf . This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2023. For a paper copy, call 618-233-4180.

Upcoming Community Events

Board Meeting

August 20

Board Meeting

September 3

Board Meeting

September 17

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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!