Mayor Ken Viglietta, the City Council and the Lanark Chamber of Commerce
welcome you to the official website for the

City of Lanark, Illinois

Lanark was established in 1861. It is a beautiful, peaceful rural community located in Northwest Illinois. It is located in Carroll County. We are 5 minutes south of Lake Carroll, 20 minutes east of the Mississippi River,  and 2 hours west of Chicago. The city is known for its stately trees, historic, picturesque business district and magnificent homes, both old and new.

Lanark is proud to be within the Eastland School District with its excellence in academics as well as its sports and other extracurricular activities. Eastland has produced State Championship victories in football, volleyball, basketball, track, band, wrestling, FFA, and more. The Eastland Junior-Senior High School is located in Lanark.

There are plenty of recreation opportunities nearby with a  lake, the Mississippi River, golf courses,  a nationally known summer stock playhouse theater, movie theater, camping, hunting, fishing, and much more. Read more about Lanark…

**Maintenance Department News**

MONDAY BRUSH PICK-UP INFORMATION; Items that will be picked up: Bush/Shrub Trimmings, Tree Trimmings, Storm Damage  NO YARD WASTE- Rocks, Grass, Flowers, Dirt, Whole Trees



Do You Have a Problem Tree?

The City of Lanark Tree Board has been re-established, and is responsible for identifying problem trees that need to be trimmed or removed. If you have a tree that is in need of such attention, and you believe (or if you are not sure) that it is considered a “City Tree”, you may reach the Tree Board President, Mark Johnson by phone at 815/238-7964. He will be able to help make a decision on your tree concern.

*NEW* Pay Water Bills Online


NOTICE: The City will not be issuing Water Bills for the month of September; there will be a billing sent out next month that will include September as well as October. No payments will be due until October 20th.

The City of Lanark has contracted with a new payment processing company. This will make it more convenient for residents to pay online or in person at city hall using your Visa®, Mastercard®, Discover®, or American Express®.

To make an online payment using a web browser CLICK HERE.

There is also an app you can download to your smartphone. Search for PAYGOV in the app store.
Use location code 36925.

A fee of 3% will apply. Be sure to read the terms and conditions.



The Lanark Farmers Market HAS MOVED!

Come see us at the Northeast Corner of Broad St and Locust St, at the gravel lot!


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View the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report (drinking water quality report) online here:

2015 Lanark CCR