Village of Milan, Illinois

Hennepin Canal Hoopla - Big Island/Milan, IL

Saturday, August 12 from 9 am – 1 pm FREE Family Fun, Explore Nature, Health & More!
Organized by the Big Island Soil and Water Preservation Association, the Village of Milan, and University of Illinois Extension - a FREE fun day of family friendly activities is being planned at three of the locks along the Hennepin Canal. Visitors are encouraged to walk, hike, or bike along the scenic Hennepin Canal where signs along the trail will share its rich history. Community partners will have booths and activity stations at Locks 30, 31, and 32 where visitors of all ages can learn about nature, health, pollinators, the river, the canal, and protecting the environment.

More information: Brochure   Map

Police Department Hiring

The Milan Police Department is taking applications for a police officer. Applicants will be subject to physical eligibility and written tests, as well as extensive background checks. If you are interested, visit our guidelines for the physical agility test (pdf) and download our application (.doc).

New Posting

Please be aware of the new” NO PASSING ZONE” in front of Thomas Jefferson School.  This is an additional effort to keep our children safe in the school zone.

Notice to Milan Residents

The Village Clerk may provide for the removal of weeds and/or grass over TEN
 (10) inches in height on private property within the Village when the owner of such property, after reasonable notice, refuses or neglects to cut said weeds or grass. Reasonable notice shall consist of one (1) publication of this section in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village in addition to the following. When the property owner has been notified of a violation of this section during the previous growing season, the property owner shall be notified by letter at the beginning of the current season of the property owner's obligation to provide for the cutting of weeds or grass on the property. The notice shall constitute reasonable notice for the entire growing season. When the property owner has not been notified of a violation of this section during the previous growing season, the property owner shall be provided, by letter, a ten-day time period in which to arrange for the removal of weeds and grass currently in violation of this section. This letter will constitute reasonable notice for the remainder of the growing season. If subsequent violations are observed during the same growth season, the grass and weeds will be cut immediately and the owner will be billed for the cost thereof.  Further penalties shall apply per Chapter 4 of Title 5 and Section 1-4 of the Milan Municipal Code.
Barbara L. Lee
Milan Village Clerk

Holiday Hours

See the full holiday schedule for 2017 here



Annual Notice- Village of Milan Council Meetings: All regular Village of Milan Council Meetings will be held at 405 East First Street, Milan, Illinois on the first and third Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m.
January 2, 2017 Council Meeting will be held TUESDAY January 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in observance of New Year’s Day
January 16, 2017 Council Meeting will be held TUESDAY January 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in observance of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday
September 4, 2017 Council Meeting will be held TUESDAY September 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in observance of Labor Day.


2017 Water Bill Due Dates

Cross Connection Form
Now Available Online

Village of Milan Recycling Schedule

We have changed the pickup days to reflect the holiday schedule. Check out the new recycle calendar here. Please note, if you live in the Conservancy addition, your residence is on the NORTH route. For additional information, please contact Republic Services.

Available Land and Buildings

Interested in locating or expanding your business in the Village of Milan? Our community has a diversified inventory of existing buildings and land prime for development, many of which have incentives available that can be tailored for your project. For more information please click on the link below, or call our Economic Development Department at (309) 787-8712.
Check out our newly redesigned available land and building list.

Village Code is online

The Village of Milan is proud to announce that our Village Code is now available online. Codifying ordinances provides an understandable and cross-referenced compilation of the ordinances enacted over the years. Putting the Code online provides for fast and convenient lookup by all. We hope that this will be an effective resource for our residents, businesses and all others interested in our village.
View the Village Code

Village of Milan Board Meeting