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The City Hall Staff is here to serve you. Our duties are mainly related to overall city administration. If you are unsure which department or individual to contact for assistance, the City Hall staff is the place to turn.


Nancy Smitley, Office Manager

Economic Development Director


Public Works Department

Public Works Department Staff:

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Planning and Zoning

Within the city limits of the City of Marshall a zoning ordinance exists for regulating and restricting the location, construction and use of buildings, structures, and the use of land.

Building permits are required to be applied for and issued prior to the beginning of any construction. A penalty could be imposed for construction that commences prior to the submission of the proper application and issuance of a permit.

Building permits are required for all building types and accessory structures such as, but not limited to, fences porches, storage buildings, garages, and carports.

Building Permit fees are:

  • Commercial Improvements          $75.00
  • Residential Improvements           $50.00
  • Unattached Accessory Building    $15.00
  • Remodeling Improvements          $15.00
  • Fence Improvements                   $10.00

Site Plan Review

The Site Plan Review process promotes orderly development and redevelopment in the city, and ensures such development or redevelopment occurs in a manner that is harmonious with surrounding properties, is consistent with the comprehensive plan, and promotes the general welfare of the city. A $150.00 application fee is required for the Site Plan Review, this fee is used to offset a portion of the publication and zoning board meeting costs.

Site Plan Review shall be required for every application for a building permit, including new construction, additions and site improvements, and as required by this ordinance as a condition of approval for a use in a R-3, R-4, B-3, B-4, I-1 or I-2 zoned district or for the following uses: banks and financial services, car washes, churches or temples, department stores, farm equipment sales and services, gasoline and service stations, grocery stores, hotels or motels, restaurants (fast food / drive through), restaurants (sit down) or truck stops.

Building permit, Site Plan and zoning questions can be directed to the Zoning Enforcing Officer.

Please call us at City Hall, 217-826-8087 or stop by 201 S. Michigan Avenue.

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Online Maps

The following maps are provided by the City of Marshall for your convience. The maps are ".pdf" files which you can open with Adobe© Acrobat Reader. If you don't have Acrobat Reader on your computer, click on this link, Get Adobe© Acrobat Reader to download the free software.

Please read the Mapping Disclaimer prior to your use of the provided maps. Once the map is opened you can pan, zoom and even print with the Adobe Acrobat features. Should you have any troubles accessing these maps please contact City Hall at 217-826-8087.

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Utility Billing

The Utility Billing Department is in charge of preparing the utility bills for all City utilities(Electric, Gas, Sewer and Waste), receiving payments and keeping accurate records of utility customer service accounts.

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Police Department


I would like to welcome all visitors and tourists to our community here in Marshall, IL. Marshall is proud of it's reputation as a growing, modern community, small enough to create that hometown Americana sense of belonging, yet large enough to provide the business opportunities and education we all desire. Our police department is well-trained, professional, and community oriented. We provide the service and protection the people of Marshall, as well as our visitors, expect and deserve. Please enjoy your stay in our town, come back at your pleasure, or stay as long as you like. Sincerely, Chris Smithson, Chief of Police, Marshall PD

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The Code of Ordinances publication contains all City of Marshall Ordinances in effect EXCEPT Ordinances adopted after July 7, 2015.

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2011 Ordinances

2011-O-05 (Harlan Hall Event Liquor Sales)

2011-O-08 (OMA Designee)

2011-O-11 (Changes to Garbage Ordinance)

2011-O-12 (Changes to Weeds Ordinance)

2011-O-13 (Street Obstructions)

2011-O-14 (Automatic Gas Rate)

2011-O-15 (Changes To Inoperable Motor Vehicles Ordinance)

2011-O-19 (Concerning Deputy Clerk)

2011-O-20 (Concerning Junk and Rubbish)

2011-O-21 (Concerning Hawkers, Peddlers, and Licensing)

2011-O-22 (Change Ward Boundaries)

2011-O-23 (Equal Employment Policy)

2011-O-24 (Electric Rates)

2011-O-25 (Gas Rates)

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