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. 

Upcoming Events

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Athens City Wide Garage Sales will be held on Friday, May 18th from 4-8 PM and on Saturday, May 19th from 8-1 PM.  A listing of garage sales can be found at City Hall and local businesses. To add your garage sale to the list, please email us at cityha...


City Wide Clean-Up

The City of Athens is providing a city wide clean-up service for their residents this year! Please click here for more information on this event.

Recent News

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CANCELLED: Council Meeting 4/9/18

(4/9/2018) Due to the agenda not being posted on the City of Athens website in a timely manner, tonight’s City Council Meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to Monday, April 16 at 7 P.M. The agenda was posted on the front door of City Hall on Friday, April ...

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!