New Resident Information

Welcome to Sterling!

Whether you are new to our community or have lived here all your life, we know you will agree that Sterling is an enjoyable place to live.  Its scenic location, special characteristics and caring residents create a wonderful environment in which to live.  It is a city that values its rich heritage, offers quality educational opportunities, and preserves its historic structures and embraces its natural features.

In addition to the many services it offers to the community, the City provides excellent facilities for seniors and youth, offers state-of-the-art fitness centers and an 18-hole golf course, and operates its own waste water plant.

You will find information on the many services and programs offered by The City of Sterling through this page. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, we encourage you to stop by City Hall should you have any questions or call 815-632-6621 during regular business hours.

For new residents, please consult our New Resident's Brochure for relevant information regarding common questions such as utility hook up contacts, garbage days and contact information.