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

Village of Paw Paw’s Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 8am to Noon Tuesday – 1:30pm to 6pm

If you need to contact the Village Office after hours, please send an email to clerk@pawpawil.org – as they are checked regularly

Pay Water Bill

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

To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call 815.388.9234

Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at http://testinc.com/pawpaw.pdf



Electric Aggregation Information
The Village of Paw Paw’s Board of Trustees selected MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (me2) to supply electricity to the residents of Paw Paw at a fixed rate of $7.35 cents/kWh from August 2024 to August 2026 (traditional power). You will be receiving an informational letter in June from MC Squared Energy Services, LLC providing instruction as how to stay in the program, opt-out of the program, or join the program. If you have any questions, please contact the Village office at 815.627.2351

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

10:00am to 11:30am.

Paw Paw Community Center Building 362 Chicago Rd


Senior Bingo is a monthly event

Always the second Wednesday of the month

The Village Board of Paw Paw would like to thank the Paw Paw Garden Club for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  The Garden Club has taken it upon themselves to maintain all the planters in the business area and the gardens at the entrances of the Village, as well as the beautiful flowers in the park.  It makes the Village more appealing to people passing through town.


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 property.
  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!


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


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.

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

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


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.


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.

“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


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 8, 2024
JUNE 12, 2024
JULY 10, 2024
AUGUST 14, 2024
SEPTEMBER 11, 2024
OCTOBER 9, 2024
NOVEMBER 13, 2024
DECEMBER 11, 2024
JANUARY 8, 2025
FEBRUARY 12, 2025
MARCH 12, 2025
APRIL 9, 2025
APRIL 23, 2025 Year End Meeting


Village of Paw Paw

362 Chicago Rd

Paw Paw, IL 61353

(815) 627-2351

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.

PawPawIL.org 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.