City of Sterling, Illinois

Pay Your Utility Bill Here

To pay your utility bill online or for all other utility billing questions, click here.

Sterling Municipal Codes

Questions regarding the municipal code can be directed to the City Clerk's office at 815-632-6630. Questions regarding building codes can be directed to the Building Dept. 815-632-6624

Snow Season is Here

Please be prepared for snow season by brushing up on Sterling's snow emergency policies.

Code Enforcement Officer

The City of Sterling has a full-time opening for a Code Enforcement Officer. This position is assigned to the Code Enforcement Department and works under the direct supervision of the Building Official.

Features & Events

  • Zoning Code Updates

    Zoning Code Updates

    Learn more about the process of updating the Zoning Code and how you can stay informed and participate!
  • Movies at Grandon

    Movies at Grandon

    Movies at Grandon will be back for 2015. This year the movies will move from Thursday nights to TUESDAY nights. Stay tuned for title announcements!
  • City Council Agenda

    City Council Agenda

    The city of Sterling has implemented a new paperless agenda system for city council meetings.
  • Call 811 for JULIE

    Call 811 for JULIE

    Before you start digging on your property (for deck building, fencing, landscaping, etc.), Illinois state law requires that you call JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators).