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Student Legal Services

(217) 333-9053

Student Legal Services provides free legal advice and court representation for eligible, enrolled students. Please know that Student Legal Services’ attorneys cannot represent you in a dispute with another student or in action against the University. They can help with almost all landlord-tenant matters and a host of other legal concerns.

To make an appointment, you must appear in person at their office, with your student I.D. to prove you are a student. The office is located in Room 324 Illini Union, and is open from 8:30 am-Noon and from 1-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Please be aware SLS only sees students by appointment and does not give legal advice over the phone or through email. SLS attorneys can be contacted at (217) 333-9053 and by email using When contacting SLS clearly identify yourself as a University of Illinois student. For more information visit their website.

Daily Illini (to place classified advertising)

(217) 337-8337

Parking Department

(217) 333-3530

City of Champaign


General Number

(217) 403-8700

Community Relations

(217) 403-8830

Fire Department

(217) 403-7200


(217) 403-2000

METCAD (non-emergency)

(217) 333-8911

Police Department

(217) 351-4545

Public Works

(217) 403-4700


(217) 403-4700

City of Urbana



(217) 384-2302

Fire Department (non-emergency)

(217) 384-2420

Fire Safety Information

(217) 384-2445

Police Department (non-emergency)

(217) 384-2320

Urbana Free Library

(217) 367-4057

Housing Inspector


Neighborhood Services (housing inspectors)
(217) 403-7070


Housing Inspector
(217) 359-5894


Housing Inspector
(217) 384-2436


Carle Foundation Hospital

(217) 383-3311

611 West Park Street, Urbana, 61801


(217) 373-1700

809 West Church Street, Champaign, 61820


(217) 337-2000

1400 West Park Street, Urbana, 61801


Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Visit for the latest updates on maps & schedules, SafeRides, and an overview of the MTD system


Champaign County has an airport; the Willard Airport is located in Savoy. Be sure to visit


Downtown Champaign also has its' very own Amtrak station. Visit to learn more information about possible destinations and rates.


Rent Zipcars by the hour or day, and only pay for the time you use. Includes gas and insurance and every reservation comes with 180 free miles per day. Because car sharing can reduce the demand for parking and congestion, as well as your carbon footprint, it’s good for everyone. Six Zipcar vehicles are conveniently located in Urbana-Champaign. Visit their website to find out more!



The Parking Department at the University of Illinois is your central source for all questions related to parking at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Please visit to explore questions you might have. Additionally, be sure to check out their Map, Frequently Asked Questions, and information on a Citation links.


Parking options administered by the City of Champaign include locations both Downtown and in the Campus District. Please visit to explore information regarding options, rates, citations, and more for the City of Champaign.


Parking options administered by the City of Urbana include locations Downtown, West Urbana Neighborhoods, and in the Campus District. Please view the Urbana Visitor’s Guide to Parking, the Urbana Parking regulations, and the guide to Urbana meter enforcement.

Garbage & Recycling


All trash collection in the City of Champaign and Urbana is handled by private haulers.

Please reference and the YellowPages for haul providers. The SuperPages also references Champaign/Urbana providers.


Maintaining an attractive neighborhood means making sure that trash and litter around your home is picked up, secured in a proper container, and left out for pick-up by your garbage collector. In Urbana, containers must be removed from the street by no later than 10 a.m. on the day following your collection. The City of Urbana provides collection of recyclable containers and paper products.

If you live in Urbana, the recycling tax is a city tax and the landlord cannot charge you more than the amount charged by the city. The charge is $2.50 per month per apartment (or $2.50 monthly for a single house). Your landlord may charge the tax to you ONLY IF the lease states that you pay the landlord for the recycling tax.

Snow Removal


In Champaign, city code requires owners of properties with more than 4 units to remove snow and ice from driveways, parking lots, and walkways on the property. This must be done within 12 hours of daylight after the snow or ice has fallen or formed. This does not apply to the sidewalks in front of the building.

In campus and downtown districts of Champaign, landlords are also required to shovel the public sidewalks if there has been more than 2 inches of snowfall and they must remove the snow within 48 hours after the public works director announces there have been 2 inches of snowfall.


In Urbana, city code requires landlords to remove snow and ice from every stair, porch and fire escape. There is also a code that requires landlords to keep sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking spaces free of hazardous conditions.

Please view the links below for more detailed information on the laws and who to contact to report a problem regarding snow removal in both Urbana and Champaign.


Urbana and Champaign have several storage companies that offer units for multiple storage needs. Additionally, there are several companies who offer moving truck rentals or moving service assistance. Please reference the links below.

Other Resources




Ameren IP (electricity/gas)

(800) 755-5000

Illinois American Water (water)

(217) 373-3271

Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District (sewer)

(217) 367-3409

Cable TV and Internet


(888) 736-6612


(800) 874-2924


(800) 288-2020

Post Office

1409 West Green Street, Urbana

(217) 367-9890

302 East Green Street, Champaign

(217) 328-5200

600 North Neil Street, Champaign

(217) 352-2167

2001 North Matthis Avenue, Champaign

(217) 373-6018

3100 East Tatman Court, Urbana

(217) 337-6297

202 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana

(217) 367-9629

Drivers Bureau

(217) 278-3344

Secretary of State, 2012 Round Barn Road, Champaign

Voter Registration

(217) 384-3720

County Clerk, 1776 East Washington, Urbana

Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union

(217) 352-6220

44 East Main Street, Champaign