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From the St. Charles Fire Department: Remember Sparkler Safety

When celebrating Independence Day, it’s important to put safety first.

The City does not allow consumer use of fireworks. As an alternative, you may choose to celebrate with sparklers, but it’s still important to keep safety in mind.

Sparklers burn at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, and have the potential to cause serious injury if used improperly. Sparklers account for more than a quarter of firework-related injuries.

Witness Local Talent

Fox River Arts Ramble

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the public is invited to enjoy the abundance of talent right here in our backyard. From 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., experience more than 85 artists at 17 venues in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Aurora.

ST. CHARLES Venues: 

Attention Homeowners!

Home Rehab Assistance Available

Is your home in need of improvements that you’re not sure you can afford? Are you having trouble safely getting around your home? If either circumstance applies to you, the City of St. Charles wants to help.  

The City’s Home Rehabilitation and Accessibility Loan Program provides financial assistance in the form of a 0% interest, deferred payment loan to assist income-eligible homeowners to make necessary repairs and improvements to their homes.

Installing a New Mailbox?

Placing Mailboxes Correctly Can Help Avoid Damage from Snow Plows

If installing a new curbside mailbox is on your To Do list this summer, make sure you place it the proper distance from the curb to help avoid damage from snow plows this winter.

Plows are big pieces of machinery and they are pushing heavy amounts of snow off the roads. Sometimes mailboxes are damaged in the process. But placing the mailbox the proper distance from the curb can help minimize the chance your mailbox will be damaged during plowing.

Adding reflectors to the mailbox also helps increase their visibility.

Mailbox Installation Guidelines

Are You Moving in or Out?

Remember to call to start/stop utilities

Make sure you contact the Utility Billing office at 630.377.4426 to start or stop your utility service. We require one business day's notice to set up service or schedule final readings. We do not take daily readings so we are unable to back-date bills. Also, we will only work with the account holder regarding utility service. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.