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Each spring, nomination forms are posted on this website for the current year of the awards with a deadline. Nomination forms are also available in the City Clerk's office. You may submit your nominations by fax, email, or mail to the City Clerk at City Hall, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.
Please Note: Properties in which the owner does not occupy/live in the home requires licensed contractors. Any work done by renters, landlords, their employees, or other persons who do not own and occupy the home must have an appropriate license or hire a licensed contractor.
**Some examples may be failure to register as a Contractor, failure to as pull a permit as required, or performing work for which the original permit was not approved or change the project scope without seeking approval from the Building Official.**
The stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's agent, or to the person doing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order shall state the reason for the order, and the conditions under which the cited work will be permitted to resume.
Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
To speak on an item already on the printed Agenda, simply let the mayor, an alderman, or the city clerk know that you are there to speak on a specific item, and you will be called on when that item is being discussed. To speak on a topic not on the printed Agenda, a sign-in sheet is available at the entrance to Council Chambers, where you are asked to write your name, address, and the topic on which you wish to address. You will be called on during the "Other Business" portion of the meeting. You are asked to limit your comments to five minutes.
Please contact the City Clerk's office at 732-2010 or visit the Government section of this website.
You may call, email or write a letter to your alderman. Please refer to the Goverment section of this website for City Council contact information.
A Registration is only the duty to register, providing identification information, and to keep within the required Ordinance requirements in order to perform work.
Yes, please pay through eRock.
You must be 14 years old to use the Fitness Room.
Any member 10 years and older is allowed in the Fitness Center without an adult.
The Rock Island Parks & Recreation has flexible options that offer opportunities for any size of business to connect with their target market. Opportunities for businesses to sponsor range in price from $100 and up including small sponsorships like candy donation at Fright Night, to mid range sponsorships such as a concert at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, a soccer jersey sponsorship, Red, White & Boom, or signage at Whitewater Junction or the Sports Complex. Businesses can choose a sponsorship that fits their marketing goals.
Requests for records from the Police Department must be submitted in writing, by email, mail or any other means to the Rock Island Police Department, 1212 5th Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201. All other requests for information/records must be submitted in writing, by email, mail or any other means to the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201. For convenience, a Freedom of Information request form is available on this website, but it is not required. Please include your name, address, and phone number on your request, and the information/records that you are requesting.
No fee will be assessed for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. A fee of 15 cents is charged for any additional pages, color copies, and abnormal size copies. There is a fee of $1 for information placed on a CD or DVD. There is a charge for information placed on a flash drive. Illinois Crash Reports carry a fee of $5.00.
The Freedom of Information Act allows five business days (not including the day of receipt of the request) to respond. Responses to FOIA requests may be emailed to you upon request. Otherwise, you will be notified by the Rock Island Police Department or the Office of the City Clerk when the information is ready. You will be instructed where and how to pick up your FOIA response.
The City offers the Housing Rehabilitation Program, the New Construction Tax Incentives Program and the H.O.M.E. Program. More information for each program can be found on our website.
There is a waiting list application for the Housing Rehabilitation Program. In order to be placed on the waiting list, you may call the Housing & Loan Program Officer at (309) 732-2907. The Emergency Loan Program is administered on a case-by-case basis by contacting the Housing & Loan Program Officer at (309) 732-2907. Housing Programs
Eligibility varies depending on the Program you are applying for. Please contact the Housing & Loan Program Officer at (309) 732-2907 for more information.
The City of Rock Island at its sole discretion will determine the eligible items upon inspection of the home. These items may include but does not guarantee any of the following:
The Program is structured to target needs, rather than wants. However, siding and windows are generally not found to meet the criteria for replacement under this Program.
The Program is structured to target needs, rather than wants. Functional items that only exhibit normal wear and tear will not be replaced and items considered luxury improvements are not eligible under the Program. The City will make its best effort to determine the item or items that require the most vital attention and will make its best effort to assist its residents to the best of its ability.
At this time, there are no programs to assist with repairs for rental properties.
Please view the TIF District map to see if your property is located within a TIF district.
Please view the Enterprise Zone map.
A Special Use Permit for businesses that are located out of your home may be required. Please contact the City of Rock Island Zoning Department at (309) 732-2900 for more information.
A Change of Occupancy Certificate for any structures that will be used for a purpose other than that which it was originally constructed may be required. Please contact the Building Department at (309) 732-2910 for more information.
A Food Service License is required to operate any food and beverage establishment. Please contact the Health Inspector for more information (309) 732-2910.
For all other business licensing and permit related questions please contact the City Clerk at (309) 732-2010.
Yes, City Ordinance (Chapter 10, Section 10-59) curfew for residents 16 years of age and younger is enforced by the City. Minors may not be in any public assembly, building or street after curfew hours unless accompanied by an adult. The curfew hours extend from: Sunday through Thursday 11:00 pm to 6:00 am Friday and Saturday 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
It's quick and easy. For a $13.00 fee you can obtain a copy of your crash report easier than ever. No need to wait in line or return to the county where the accident occurred. Simply go to BuyCrash.com and enter the required information. You'll be able to view, download and print your report.
If you need further assistance you may contact the Traffic Records office at 732-2523 between 7:45 am and 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.
There is designated unlimited free parking or two hour parking zones in the downtown. Metered spaces are also available in City Parking Lot C. Downtown Parking Permits may be purchased to park vehicles in unreserved, unmetered spaces in City Parking Lot C, Lot D, and Lot E on a first-come first-served basis.
All property owners are billed for utilities on a quarterly or monthly basis.
Toys are allowed based on staff approval. Inflatables intended for use as a floatation device are not permitted. All personal floatation devices (life jackets) must be U.S. Coast Guard approved.
All patrons 18 years and younger will be measured by staff upon entry. Color coded wristbands will be administered by staff based on patron height. Any patron between 36" - 48" tall must wear a lifejacket provided by Whitewater Junction in order to use the body slide or tube slide.
Patrons 48" and taller may ride the slides without lifejackets. Patrons under 48" and less than 6 years of age may use the Red Slide. Parent supervision is required for use of the Red Slide.
In order to use the Yellow Drop Slides, patrons must be able to swim two widths of the pool doing front crawl without stopping.
Yes, we have a diner. It is open the same hours as the pool. It carries a variety of different food such as, Hungry Hobo sandwiches, Happy Joe’s Pizza, hot dogs, chips, candy, ice cream and drinks.
The City of Rock Island offers free wireless internet access at the following locations: City Hall, The District, all Libraries, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, RIFAC, Douglas Park, Whitewater Junction and Sunset Marina.
Fences in residential zoning districts are allowed to be located up to the property line, except in the case of a corner lot of a street to a street, or a street to an alley. Fences in a front yard are only allowed to be 3 ½ feet in total height, while fences in a side or rear yard can be six feet in height. Smooth side of a fence must face towards your neighbor. For most cases a building permit is not required.
There are different regulations for a detached garage compared to a garage attached to your residence. Basically, detached garages can be located in a side or rear yard. There are building setback, maximum height and building separation requirements identified in the ordinance. Attached garages have larger building setback requirements that vary depending on the zoning district you residence is located in. Check with zoning officials to learn what zoning district you are located in and what the building setbacks are.
Yes, with some qualifications as identified in the zoning ordinance. Some home businesses are allowed without a rezoning or other type of zoning action. These are minor businesses that no one comes to the property (other than the residents of the home), do not have any signs and also do not operate the business out of more than one room of the home or in a garage. Section 8.13B of the zoning ordinance identifies all the regulations for minor home occupations. Contact zoning officials about regulations for major home occupations.
Section 8.14H of the zoning ordinance identifies all the regulations for these type of vehicles and trailers. Typically they can be parked on an improved driveway in a side or rear yard for an extended period of time if the setback and separation requirements in the ordinance are met. Front yard parking is limited to an improved driveway and only for 24 hours twice in any consecutive seven day time period for loading and unloading only (these times must also be separated by at least a 30 hour time period).