To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to get a library card?

Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.

Are electronic books available?

Yes, both libraries offer E-books.

Does the Library have

Barclay Public Library offers Story Time February 5th through April 30th.

Illiopolis/Niantic Pulbic Library does not.

Village Hall

What hours are the Village Office open?

The Village Office is open from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday. We are closed Saturday and Sunday


May I burn trash and leaves inside the village limits?

Only yard waste generated on your own property may be burned. Burning may only take place during daylight hours when an adult is present.

Application Process

I am interested in applying for a job with the Village of Harristown, what do I do?

You will need to fill out an application if available.  Please ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you wish to be considered for.  If you would like to include a resume, simply attach it to the completed application. You may mail or drop off the application at the Village Hall.  Interviews will be held when a job opening is available.

Does the Village of Harristown hire part time employees?

Yes, we do hire part time employees.  Availability of these positions will be posted here when available.

Building Permits & Inspections

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to the village hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.

Gas & Electric Utilities

Who do I call for a power outage?

You can call Ameren at 1-800-755-5000 and see the power outages in your area at https://outagemap.ameren.com/

Sanitation & Recycling

What day is the recycling container emptied?

Every Tuesday

Water Utilities

My bill is past due can I get an extension?

Please contact our office regarding any billing questions.

When is my bill due?

Water/sewer bills are due by the close of day on the 15th of each month.

When is my bill due?

Water/sewer bills are due by the close of day on the 15th of each month.

What day does water get shut off?

If your bill is unpaid by the close of business on the 25th your water is subject to be turned off.

New Resident Resources

How do I sign up to receive Alerts and News & Notices?

Simply click the "Sign Up for Alerts" button located ……fill out the brief form with your preferred contact information and click submit

Where do I go to vote?

All elections are held at the Harristown Township building at 195 N. Meridian Decatur 62522.

What is the number for Comcast/Xfinity?