Village of Erie

Office Open Monday-Friday

8:30 am-12:30, 1:00-4:00 pm
740 Main Street
Erie, IL 61250
Phone:  (309)  659-7740


Erie School District: 

(309) 659-2239


Erie High School, Erie Middle School, Erie Elementary School


- Marcia Smith


- Jeff Wirth

- Becky Cox

- Woody Besse

- Tara Kapple

- Quincy Pool

- Joe Froeliger

Village Treasurer

- Doug Wherry


- Teresa Byam-Adamson, Sewer/Water Clerk

- Gail Possley, Village Clerk

Police Department

- Chief Rollie Elder

- Brian Hawk

- Jessica Adams

Public Works Department

- Joel Papineau, Supervisor

- Shannon Decker

- Terry Sullivan

- Travis Greth

- Matt Huizenga

Building Inspector

- Tod McCullough

Cemetery Sexton

- Steve Possley

Zoning Board Members

- Jason Neels

- Michelle Blackmer

- Matt Newton

- Eamonn Cox

- Troy VanDeWostine

- Mike Murphy

- Curt Bartels


The Village of Erie is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more info on Employee Cost and Participation Information, visit


Applications for Building Permits can be picked up at the Village Office.  Building Permits are needed for building a New Home, Unattached Garage or Shed, Fences, Swimming Pools, adding a Deck, etc.  No permits are needed for roofing, siding or windows.


Cost of Building Permits: Minimum - $25 for a project up to $12, 500. There is a $2 per $1000 fee for any cost after $12,500 up to the Maximum cost of $250, for the permit. (EX: Garage cost of $25,500=Permit fee would cost you $51)


New Home Regulations: Height: No building shall exceed two and one-half (2 1/2) stories nor shall it exceed thirty five feet (35') in height.  Front Yard should have a depth of not less than twenty five feet (25') plus overhang. Where lots have a double frontage, the required front yard shall be provided on both streets. Sideyard setback is six foot (6') plus overhang

Unattached Garage or Shed: Shall not exceed one story or twenty feet  (20') in height. Sideyard setback is five foot (5') plus overhang.  Size cannot exceed 900 sq. ft. Structure cannot be closer than ten foot (10') from another building or structure.

Fence and Wall: Includes any barrier structure, wall of posts, rails, gates and any masonry, plastic, stone, chain link, wire mesh and any other materials, placed or used in whole or in part as a boundary or as an ornamental feature or as means of protection, security, screening, privacy or confinement, or otherwise serving the functions commonly ascribed to a fence or wall, but shall not include any wall constructed timbers, masonry or other materials for the principal purpose of maintaining a terrace or controlling erosion; or any natural growing hedge, shrub or other plant life.

Swimming Pools: A receptacle for water or an artificial pool of water having depth at any point of more than three feet (3') intended for the purpose of immersion or partial immersion therein of human beings, and including all appurtenant equipment, constructed, installed and maintained either above the ground or in the ground outside of the building used for a single family dwelling unit.  Provided, further, that such private residential swimming pool is maintained by an individual primarily for the sole use of his household and guests and not for the purpose of profit or in connection with any business operated for profit.  A private residential swimming pool may be wholly in ground and partly above ground, and this is not meant as a mere recital buy in further definition of a regulated pool and shall include, but not be limited to, a hot tub, a jacuzzi, outside spa and the like.

Swimming Pool Fence: Swimming pools require a fence five foot (5') to six foot (6') high with a lockable self closing gate.  It must be located at least six foot (6') from the property line.

Zoning Meeting



       January                                                     July

Permit due: December 18th -2pm                                                                 Permit due: June 24th -2pm           

Publish: January 6th                                                                                            Publish: June 30th

Meeting:  January 21st                                                                                      Meeting: July 15th


       February                                                August

Permit Due: January 28th – 2pm                                                                   Permit due: July 29th – 2pm

Publish: February 3rd                                                                                         Publish:  August 4th

Meeting: February 18th                                                                                    Meeting:  August 19th


        March                                                    September

Permit due: February 25th – 2pm                                                                  Permit due: August 26th - 2pm

Publish:  March 3rd                                                                                              Publish: September 1st

Meeting:  March 18th                                                                                        Meeting: September 16th


April                                                     October

Permit due:  March 25th – 2pm                                                                     Permit due: Sept. 30th – 2pm

Publish: March 31st                                                                                            Publish: October 6th

Meeting: April 15th                                                                                            Meeting:  October 21st


May                                                            November

Permit due: April 29th – 2pm                                                                        Permit due: October 28th – 2pm

Publish:  May 5th                                                                                                Publish: November 3rd

Meeting: May 20th                                                                                            Meeting: November 18th


June                                                             December

Permit due: May 27th – 2pm                                                                         Permit due: November 19th- 2pm

Publish:  June 2nd                                                                                                Publish: December 1st           

Meeting:  June 17th                                                                                           Meeting:  December 16th


Charge for Zoning Application Publishing is $52.00 + Bldg. Permit Fee.  All Building Permit Applications requiring a variance must be submitted to Village of Erie Office

by the Due Dates and Time stated above.  Payment Due with Application.


All Zoning Meetings begin at 7:00pm, at the Village Office.  Board Members will be notified by email with copies of variance requests.  No Email = No Meeting

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