Welcome to the City of Metropolis!

Metropolis, located in Massac County on the banks of the Ohio River, has played key roles in America’s history. It is believed that Native Americans originally populated this area, taking advantage of its natural benefits. The Daughters of the American Revolution rallied efforts in 1903 to purchase the 24 acres surrounding the historic location, and in 1908 Fort Massac was officially decreed as Illinois’ first state park. As envisioned by its founders, Metropolis, and its Ohio River locale, has played an important part in American history.

Notice of Meetings

The following meetings will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

  • 6:30 PM – Finance Committee
  • 6:45 PM – Ordinance Committee
  • 7:00 PM – City Council

To view a copy of the notice and meeting agendas see the link below.

News Media & Those Filing Requests for Notification of Meeting Dates – 2021

The Metropolis City Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Changes are adjusted due to holidays.
Meetings are held in the Council Room located at City Hall and begin at 7:00 pm. To see a 2021 schedule of meeting dates for the Metropolis City Council use the link below.

Police & Fire Commission Rules and Regulations – 2021

As adopted by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Metropolis, Illinois, on
May 14, 2021, and effective June 1, 2021.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

City Council

Claims Committee

Condemnation Committee

Finance Committee

Industrial and Commercial Committee

Insurance Committee

Ordinance Committee

Parks & Recreation

Agendas & Minutes

Police and Fire Committee

Water Light and Street Committee

Planning Commission

 Agenda & Minutes Coming Soon

Zoning Board of Appeals

Agenda & Minutes Coming Soon

Fire and Police Commissioners

Agenda
Minutes

Utility Billing

If you are a City of Metropolis utility customer in good standing, that has been using our services for the past 12 months, you may be eligible for our budget billing plan.

Combined Sewer Overflow

The City of Metropolis is developing a long-term plan to reduce sewer overflows to the Ohio River, as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Combined sewer overflows are a century-old problem in more than 700 U.S. communities, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest. Illinois has more than 100 communities with combined sewers, which combine sewage and stormwater into the same pipe.

During dry weather, sewage flows safely through the City’s sewers to the Metropolis sewer treatment plant (STP). However, about 50 times a year melting snow or rainwater can overwhelm the sewers, causing untreated sewage to overflow into the Ohio River.

Metropolis must examine its sewer overflows and prepare a long-term control plan that meets Clean Water Act requirements and protects the Ohio River. This City is working with Illinois EPA to develop the plan.

The City of Metropolis has installed signage at the CSO outfall location. The signs are weatherproof, and will identify the outfall number along with contact information and phone number.

If you would like to be notified via email whenever an overflow warning is in effect, Contact Us.

PERMITS AND LICENSES

Food Vendor License

The City of Metropolis currently permits food vendors to operate on private property in accordance with Ordinance 2012-12. Vendors offering to sell to the public, un-sealed, prepared foods that may be consumed either on or off the vendor’s premises first shall apply for a Local Food Vendors license. Applications should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office.

ZONING

City of Metropolis Zoning Code & Zoning Map

In accordance with Illinois State Statute (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1 et seq.), the Metropolis Zoning Code regulates structures and land uses in order to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare through implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Code is applicable to land situated within the corporate limits of the City and contiguous territory not more than 1 ½ miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality.

The Zoning Code specifies the areas in which residential, industrial, recreational or commercial activities may take place and restricts the uses that can be made of land and buildings.  Zoning also regulates the dimensional requirements for lots and for buildings on property located within the City of Metropolis, and the density of development. Please be aware that a building permit or demolition permit may be required before any work can begin.

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the City of Metropolis! Sorry, there are no postions available at this time. As job openings become available, we will post them here.

CONTACT US

Office Hours

City Hall

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Metropolis City Clerk

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Phone & Fax

City Hall

Phone: 618-524-4016
FAX: 618-524-2582

Metropolis City Clerk

Phone: 618-524-2711
FAX: 618-524-8864

Location

Metropolis City Hall

106 West 5th Street
Metropolis, Illinois 62960

QUESTIONS & MORE INFORMATION