DeKalb City Hall closes to the public


Patrick Murphy

DeKalb City Hall, 164 E. Lincoln Highway, in the distance on April 1.

Kierra Frazier, Managing Editor

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Hall building, 164 E. Lincoln Highway, will be closed starting Monday until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, according to a Monday news release.

DeKalb residents looking to pay their utility bills at city hall are encouraged to pay through an online portal or by calling 855-573-6009. Additional fees apply through these other options. 

The Community Development Department will continue to process requests for plan review and building permits. Residents who need building permit approval are encouraged to use the plan review submission form for commercial purposes. Building permit applications are also available online

Residents who wish to obtain a permit or process a payment in-person may do so but will need to call 815-748-2000 for authorization to enter the building. Staff will limit visitors to three at any given time and masks are required.

Administrative hearings for Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 will be held but seating will be spread out for social distancing purposes and masks are required. For those not wishing to appear in-person, call 815-748-2093 to set up a telephonic hearing. Payments for ordinance violations and parking tickets can be made on the online portal

City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will continue as scheduled, however, the city encourages residents to watch meetings on GATV Channel 14 or stream live on YouTube

Candidate petitions for the April 6 Consolidated Election are due Dec. 14 to Dec. 21. A section of city hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for candidate petition filing only.