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

Metropolis City Council

The Metropolis City Council will meet on Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers
To view a copy of the current agenda please see the link provided below:
7:00 PM – Metropolis City Council

Agendas and Minutes

Click here to view previous agendas and minutes from City Council and Committee meetings.

City Hall Closings

Metropolis City Hall will be closed Friday, April 7th, 2023  in observance of Good Friday.

Please use our conveniently located drop box located in front of City Hall to drop off payments or you may pay your bill online at metropolisil.gov and click on utility billing.

Thank you!

News Media & Those Filing Requests for Notification of Meeting Dates – 2023

The Metropolis City Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
Meetings are held in the Council Room located at City Hall and begin at 7:00 pm. Below are the meeting dates for the Metropolis City Council, while Committee Meetings are scheduled as needed.

January 9th and 23rd May 8th and 22nd September 11th and 25th
February 13th and 27th June 12th and 26th October 10th* and 23rd
March 13th and 27th July 10th and 24th November 13th and 27th
April 10th and 24th August 14th and 28th December 11th*

* Indicates a change due to a holiday

Police & Fire Commission Rules and Regulations

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.

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.


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.


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 positions available at this time. As job openings become available, we will post them here.


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


Metropolis City Hall

106 West 5th Street
Metropolis, Illinois 62960