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Welcome to the Official Website for the Village of Paw Paw, IL
Village of Paw Paw, IL Office
PO Box 426, 362 Chicago Road
Paw Paw, IL 61353
(815) 627-2351
Fax (815) 627-3304
If you need to contact the Village Office after hours, please send an email to - as they are checked regularly


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Click on the above image to pay your Paw Paw IL water payments, Paw Paw IL permit payments, Paw Paw IL water deposit payments

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Pet Waste
With the nice weather approaching and everyone out walking, the Village is requesting that pet owners please clean up after their dogs on other's property and public property.
No one likes to step in "dog poop."

Thank you,
Village of Paw Paw


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Trustee nomination petitions are now available for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election.
Candidates may pick up and file their petitions with the Village Clerk at 362 Chicago Road in Paw Paw, Illinois.
There are three (3) Village Trustee positions open, and one (1) Village Trustee position for a two-year unexpired term.
All positions are for four-year terms, except for the one (1) unexpired two-year term.

Petitions may be picked up at the Village Office starting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Petitions may be filed at the Village office between the hours of 8AM and Noon on Monday, December 12th, Wednesday, December 14th, Thursday, December 15th, and Friday, December 16th. Between the hours of 1:30PM and 6PM on Tuesday, December 13th. Last day to file a petition will be Monday, December 19, 2022, by Noon.








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The Village of Paw Paw's Trick or Treat hours for Monday, October 31st will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

If you will be participating in handing out candy, please turn your porch light on, and when you are done, please turn it off.

Trick or Treaters, please look for houses that have their porch light on.

The Village of Paw Paw would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween!



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Senior Activities start time is 10:30am, not 9:30am.


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Now that the nicer weather is here, the Village would like to remind residents of the following:
1. ALL UTV's/Golf Carts MUST be registered with the Village. Please contact the Village office at 815.627.2351 for more information.
2. NO ATV's are allowed on Village streets. To operate a UTV/Golf Cart on public roads, the driver MUST have a valid driver's license. No minors can operate a UTV/Golf Cart.
3. Please do not leave grass clippings on the road. The clippings clog the sewer system.
4. Lawns cannot be over 8 inches without violating the Nuisance Ordinance. Please maintain your properties.
5. Vehicles CANNOT obstruct a sidewalk. Please do not park your vehicle across the sidewalk. Sidewalks must remain open for pedestrians.
Thank you and have a great Summer!


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The siren will blow 3 minutes continuously when there is a TORNADO WARNING AS RELAYED TO US BY LEE COUNTY. However, this is not to be considered the only way to be aware of severe weather. Smartphone apps, S.A.M.E. weather alert systems, TV & radio are all advisable when severe weather threatens. Tornados can develop quickly and without warning, so please do not rely on one single source for information. Once again, we will activate A 3 MINUTE WARNING SIGNAL when a TORNADO WARNING has been issued. The following is a short description of watches & warnings, knowing the difference between the two can prepare individuals for the necessary steps to take when considering the threat of severe weather:
Watches and warnings issued to the public are based on different criteria.
Watches are issued by the NOAA's SPC, and warnings are issued by local offices of the National Weather Service (NWS). A WATCH is issued when conditions are favorable, for example, either for a severe thunderstorm or tornadoes. It doesn't mean severe weather is imminent. WARNINGS mean that severe weather is imminent and is based on specific criteria and existing reports received by the NWS.
We urge everyone to seek shelter when the 3 minute siren sounds, or you have received a warning via other forms of media. Please designate an area of your home or business now in preparation.


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Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
Move better and feel better
Join us for senior activities, 55 and older
10:30am to 11:30am.

Paw Paw Community Center Building 362 Chicago Rd



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Republic is enforcing their pick-up requirements.
Every resident is allowed 1 bulk item per week (no appliances or electronic waste).
If you have more than 1 garbage bag (not in the container) on the ground, they will only pick up one of the bags, they consider the one bag your bulk item, and will leave the rest.
You will need to place all your waste in a garbage can.
If you find that you exceed the garbage can provided, you may order an additional can through their Customer Service department at 815.434.2035.
You will be billed directly through them.

Can be placed in brown biodegradable bags or a plastic/metal container.
Each bag/container must weigh less than 50lbs.
Each bag/container must have a yellow yard waste sticker on it.
These stickers can be purchased at the Village Office.
The stickers are $1.50 each.
Village Office - 815.627.2351

Thank you,
The Village of Paw Paw


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"Small Town Living" magazine featured an article about the Paw Paw Garden Club in their Winter 2020/21 edition!

Click on the above picture to read the article in a PDF


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Village Dumpster - Please note that the blue dumpster that is behind the community center is NOT for residential/commercial use.
This dumpster is for the community center ONLY.
Recyclable Dumpster - There is a large recyclable bin that is directly behind the community center that is for recyclable refuse only.
The recyclable bin is for all Lee County residents.

Thank you for your attention to the matter.
The Village of Paw Paw


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When is a building permit is required
Building permits are required for the following: new roofs (per ordinance only one overlay is allowed); fences; sheds; accessory buildings; remodeling of plumbing/electrical; and new construction.
Building permits are not needed for windows, unless enlarging the size of the windows, and siding.

If you have any questions, please call the Village office at 815.627.2351


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Applications for assistance will now be taken over the phone. Please call: 1.800.323.5434.

Tri County Opportunities Council /LIHEAP Energy Assistance
Even though we are closed to the public due to COVID-19, we are still assisting the public with their gas, electric, propane via mail or email.
Please call the office 815 625 7830 and they will take your mailing address or your email and they will then get the application along with the information of the things needed to go along with the application sent to you.
This goes by income and the number of people in the household.


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Paw Paw is requesting the help of all its residents to help make Paw Paw beautiful. We are asking that residents please maintain their properties by mowing, weeding, and keeping property clear of debris.
This means not using front yards as driveways or driveways as storage units. We would like people who are visiting our town to know that we are a community that takes PRIDE in their town.
We are also asking to PLEASE remove any junk motor vehicles on your property or parked on the street. A vehicle is considered a junk motor vehicle if it is disabled, does not have a current sticker, this includes trailers, or a vehicle parked for more than ten (10) days.
As of May 1, 2020, the Village will be issuing violations to said violators. If the vehicle is not removed, the Village of Paw Paw WILL HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE.
The Village thanks you for all your help and efforts in this.



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The Paw Paw Senior Activities Program is in need of 1-pound hand weights for their exercise program

If you have some 1-lb hand weights you don't use and would like to donate, please drop them off at the Paw Paw, IL Village Office
362 Chicago Road
Paw Paw, IL

M/W/TH/F from 8AM to Noon
Tuesdays from 1:30PM to 6PM





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The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Paw Paw, Illinois, shall be commenced at 7:00pm at the Village Hall, Paw Paw, Illinois on the following dates:

MAY 11, 2022
JUNE 8, 2022
JULY 13, 2022
AUGUST 10, 2022
SEPTEMBER 14, 2022
OCTOBER 12, 2022
NOVEMBER 9, 2022
DECEMBER 14, 2022
JANUARY 11, 2023
FEBRUARY 8, 2023
MARCH 8, 2023
APRIL 12, 2023
APRIL 26, 2023 Year End Meeting


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Senior Bingo is a monthly event

Always the second Wednesday of the month


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Village of Paw Paw
362 Chicago Rd
Paw Paw, IL 61353

(815) 627-2351


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Paw Paw, IL, has a new website!

The Village of Paw Paw, IL, has created a website to help keep people living in and around Paw Paw informed about news and events in our area. is managed and maintained by Ashton Computer Center, who also manages village websites for Ashton and Franklin Grove. Ashton Computer Center also manages websites for libraries, community organizations, non-profits, churches and businesses.


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