City of Athens... A Place to Call Home!

In the City of Athens, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that make the City of Athens a wonderful place to call home. 

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Water/Sewer E-billing

(3/13/2018) The City of Athens Water/Sewer Department is now offering e-billing services! Please call our office today at 217-636-8429 to get your account set up for e-bills and to select your delivery preference. Help us reduce our paper waste on the environment and ...

Phones at City Hall

(3/6/2018) The phone system is currently down at City Hall until further notice. Our office is still open, and we will update here once the phone lines are back up. Thank You!

Water Main Break

(2/21/2018) Attention Athens Residents- Due to a water main break in the south end of town, State Street (off of East Little) will be closed. Crews are in the area and a JULIE locate has been phoned in. We do not know the extent of the leak at this time and will update...