City of Champaign



City of Urbana



Housing Inspector



  • Carle Foundation Hospital — 217-383-3311
    611 West Park Street, Urbana, 61801
  • Pavilion — 217-373-1700
    809 West Church Street, Champaign, 61820
  • OSF — 217-337-2000
    1400 West Park Street, Urbana, 61801


  • Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
    Visit for the latest updates on maps and schedules, SafeRides, and an overview of the MTD system
  • Airport
    Champaign County has an airport; the Willard Airport is located in Savoy. Be sure to visit
  • Train
    Downtown Champaign also has its' very own Amtrak station. Visit to learn more information about possible destinations and rates.
  • Zipcar
    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!



Garbage & Recycling


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

Please reference Urbana Public Works 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

  • Emergency - 911
  • Utilities
  • Cable TV and Internet
  • Post Office
    • 1409 West Green Street, Urbana
    • 302 East Green Street, Champaign
    • 600 North Neil Street, Champaign
    • 2001 North Matthis Avenue, Champaign
    • 3100 East Tatman Court, Urbana
    • 202 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana
  • 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
    44 East Main Street, Champaign