BUYING A HOME IN ROCK FALLS?
Click Here for our new Utility Rehabilitation Reimbursement Grant Information
Hennepin Canal Annexation
Call 877-885-7968 to pay by credit or debit card. (Have your bill handy; $3.99 fee applies)
All Foreclosure notices that are required to be sent by lending agencies should be sent to the following address:
Falls City Clerk
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
the form below to request any and all information from the City of
Rock Falls' records. Fill the form out and then submit the
printed form to the City Clerk's office at 603 W. 10th Street.
You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed to see use this form.
Costs associated with FOIA requests can be found here.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers cooling grants to at-risk applicants. For more information from the Governor's office, download this press release. LIHEAP
Households interested in applying can get a complete listing of LIHEAP's local administrating agencies and additional information about the grant program by going to www.liheapillinois.com, or by calling the toll-free LIHEAP information line at 1-800-252-8643 during business hours Monday through Friday.
Updated May 1, 2014
We want you to enjoy yourself, whether you are a resident, are here to visit or are considering Rock Falls for your new home!
Historically, the area is quite interesting. Recreation opportunities abound. The Rock River and Hennepin Canal offer fantastic fishing, boating, hiking and biking, and beautiful scenery.
Our location is excellent. You can get here easily from anywhere, by traveling Interstate 88 or scenic highways U.S. Route 30 or Illinois Route 40. Then, just as easily you can get to Rockford, the Quad Cities, Chicago and other metropolitan areas for a taste of "Big City Life."
The Limestone Project
The City of Rock Falls is continually addressing Brownfields within our community, which are associated with dilapidated and devalued properties. In recent years, the City has experienced dramatic job losses and economic decline. In the last few years, Rock Falls initiated the Brownsfields Redevelopment activities and was awarded multiple USEPA assessment and cleanup grants to identify and assess the Brownfields and to clean up the riverfront properties. Several sites have been successfully identified and remediated, including the Parrish-Alford (PA) and the RB&W/Reliant site. However, the limestone building property is still blighted and the City intends to leverage on the past Brownfields success and assess and cleanup the "beautiful eyesore" property along the Rock River.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIMESTONE PROJECT BROCHURE
Utility Reimbursement Rehabilitation Program
The city of Rock Falls is please to present the Utility Reimbursement Rehabilitation Program. The City is dedicated to enhancing our community by encouraging residential rehabilitation and property improvements for both owner-occupied and rental properties. The Utility Reimbursement Rehabilitation Program provides financial incentives to new property owners in Rock Falls to help alleviate utility costs during rehabilitation/remodeling.
Utility Reimbursement Rehabilitation Program
Americans with Disabilities Act
The City of Rock Falls is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with Disabilities who plan to attend meetings and who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in a meeting, or have questions regarding the accessibility of a meeting or the facilities, are requested to contact Mark Searing, ADA Coordinator, at (815) 622-1108; promptly to allow the City of Rock Falls to make reasonable accommodations within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting.
Rock Falls Comprehensive Plan Update
The Rock Falls Comprehensive Plan is being updated and citizens are encouraged to review the plan and email in any comments to city staff. To view the plan, click on the link below. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to view the files.
Please send any comments you have on the plan to Robbin Blackert, the City Administrator, or call her office at 815-564-1366.
Mayor's State of the City Address
You will need Adobe Acrobat installed to read the address.
Energy Audit Service Available
The City of Rock Falls Electric Department has partnered up to provide homes an energy audit service, free of charge. Please click on the icon below to begin your free Home energy Audit.
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