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City Services

Emergency and Safety

Here is a list of the local emergency services.
Champaign Police - Fire
Urbana Police - Fire

University of Illinois – Department of Public Safety
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Click Here for the Subtract Stupidity Fire Safety Campaign

Urbana Tenant Quick Help Emergency Guide – Emergency Resource Guide for unexpected situations caused by fire, natural disaster or other surprise.


Carle Foundation Hospital
611 West Park Street, Urbana, 61801 - (217) 383-3311

809 W Church St, Champaign, 61820 - (217) 373-1700

Provena Covenant Medical Center
1400 W. Park St., Urbana, 61801 - (217) 337-2000


Garbage and Recycling


Maintaining an attractive neighborhood means making sure that trash and litter around your home is picked up, secured in a proper container, and left out for pick-up by your garbage collector. In Urbana, containers must be removed from the street by no later than 10 a.m. on the day following your collection. The City of Urbana provides collection of recyclable containers and paper products.

If you live in Urbana, the recycling tax is a city tax and the landlord cannot charge you more than the amount charged by the city. The charge is $2.50 per month per apartment (or $2.50 monthly for a single house). Your landlord may charge the tax to you ONLY IF the lease states that you pay the landlord for the recycling tax.

Champaign’s Recycling Program
Urbana’s Recycling Program


All trash collection in the City of Champaign and Urbana is handled by private haulers.
Please reference this Link and the YellowPages for haul providers.
This Link for the SuperPages also references Champaign/Urbana providers.

Champaign’s Public Works website
Urbana’s Public Works website

Snow Removal

In Champaign, city code requires owners of properties with more than 4 units to remove snow and ice from driveways, parking lots, and walkways on the property. This must be done within 12 hours of daylight after the snow or ice has fallen or formed. This does not apply to the sidewalks in front of the building.

In campus and downtown districts of Champaign, landlords are also required to shovel the public sidewalks if there has been more than 2 inches of snowfall and they must remove the snow within 48 hours after the public works director announces there have been 2 inches of snowfall.

In Urbana, city code requires landlords to remove snow and ice from every stair, porch and fire escape. There is also a code that requires landlords to keep sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking spaces free of hazardous conditions.

Please click here for more detailed information on the laws and who to contact to report a problem regarding snow removal in both Urbana and Champaign.

Champaign’s Public Works Website: Snow removal
Urbana’s Public Works Website: Snow removal

Moving and Storage Resources

Urbana and Champaign have several storage companies that offer units for multiple storage needs. Additionally, there are several companies who offer moving truck rentals or moving service assistance. Please reference the links below.

Self-Storage in Urbana & Champaign
Moving Self Service Resources