Public Works Services for Residents

Mosquitoes / Encephalitis Control

The City of Champaign participates with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department, Village of Savoy, and the City of Urbana in Encephalitis Control. The program is aimed only at control of mosquito species that carry the encephalitis disease. Control is accomplished by identifying breeding areas for targeted species and treating those areas to prevent development of larvae into adult mosquitoes. The City does not have an adult mosquito eradication program and does not target nuisance mosquitoes.

West Nile Virus & Zika Virus Information
Go to Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department for more information.

Mosquito Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers about Mosquito Prevention for People, Property and Pets, provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Information on how to obtain temporary and long-term permits in Downtown and University Districts; online payment and appeal options for parking citations; contractor parking information on meter bags and loading zones; definition of a CashKey; and parking rules and regulations.


The City strongly supports recycling and encourages all citizens to take part in waste reduction.  Citizens may take part by participating in the City’s curbside recycling program or the Multifamily/FeedTheThing Recycling Program.  Looking for an opportunity to recycle?  Just click the “Recycle” link above to get started!

Sanitary Sewers

Nobody wants to think about their sanitary sewer, but if a sanitary sewer backup occurs in your home, call the Public Works Department first!  Find out all there is to know about your Sanitary Sewer Fee and the Overhead Sanitary Sewer Program.

Snow Removal

This is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan.  Not sure if you are supposed to clear your sidewalk after it snows? You should check this out too!

Stormwater Management and Stormwater Utility Fee Information

Information on Stormwater, Sump Pumps, Erosion Control Regulations, Standards, and Permits, Floodplain Information, NPDES Phase II Permit, Stormwater Detention, and the City’s Stormwater Utility Fee.

Streetlights, Signs, and Traffic Signals

How to report outages and information on Honorary Streets, HAWK Pedestrian Signal information, and Traffic Service Requests.

Streets and Sidewalks

Not sure if the City is responsible for your street repair?  Want your group to Adopt A Highway in Champaign? Need a Right-of-Way Permit or Grading and Drainage Permit? Did you see that giant pothole? Or is that stoplight blinking or completely not working? This is the page you need to check out.

Transportation Links

Want to get around or travel outside of the Champaign area? This is the place to find your area transportation resources.


Public Works Forestry Section is responsible for planting, pruning, and removal of all trees on City rights-of-way.  The Forestry Section also conducts periodic public information workshops to inform citizens of tree-related care, needs, and issues.

Utility Providers

In Champaign, the cable television, electrical, gas, telephone, and water services are all owned and operated by private companies. By clicking the link above, you can view a list provided as a courtesy to facilitate contacting the companies that operate these utilities.

Yard Waste Collection

The City of Champaign sponsors two seasonal yard waste collections and a Christmas tree collection for all residential properties in the City. The fall yard waste collection provides residents with four collection opportunities, while the spring yard waste collection provides two collection opportunities.

Please note: Burning of leaves in the City of Champaign is prohibited at all times.

Please see Chapter 15, Section 20 of the municipal code.

Mahomet Aquifer Sole Source Designation

The Mahomet Aquifer is the primary source of drinking water for municipalities and homeowners in 14 Illinois Counties. It is the sole source of water for residents of the Cities of Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy, as well as other central Illinois communities. The aquifer provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people. The aquifer also supports thousands of commercial, industrial, and agricultural water users. The City believes that preserving this source of clean water that is vital to all of our residents, as well as to agriculture and industry, is in the best interest of the community. To that end, the City has partnered with other communities and affected parties including Champaign County and DeWitt County; the cities of Urbana, Delavan, Clinton, Watseka, and Gilman; the Town of Normal; the Villages of Armington, Savoy, Mahomet, Mansfield, and Waynesville; the University of Illinois; and the Illinois American Water Company to protect this vital resource.

Urbana Landfill Complex – 23rd Annual Report (CUSWDS)