City of Sterling, Illinois

Pay Your Utility Bill Here

To pay your utility bill online or for all other utility billing questions, click here.

Electronic Recycling

Public Works collects E-Waste for Sterling city limits residents. Call 815-632-6657 between 7:30 am to 2:30 for an appointment.

Open burning

Open burning is not allowed in the city limits or within 1000 feet of the city limits.

Yard Waste

Yard waste collection will end on November 30th and will resume April 1st 2019. Reminder that burning is not allowed in the city limits of Sterling.

Features & Events

  • Safe Passage

    Safe Passage

    Are you or someone you know suffering from an addiction and in need of help? If you answered yes, a revolutionary new program being offered in Lee and Whiteside Counties can help.
  • City Council Agenda

    City Council Agenda

    The city of Sterling has implemented a new paperless agenda system for city council meetings.
  • Accident Reports

    Accident Reports

    The Sterling Police Department has contracted with LexisNexis to manage & distribute its accident reports via the Internet.
  • City of Sterling App

    City of Sterling App

    Put the City of Sterling in your pocket