City of Waverly ....A Good Place to Call Home!

Welcome to the City of Waverly!

Waverly, founded in 1836, is the second largest city in Morgan County, with nearly 1300 residents, and occupies one square mile of rich and fertile land 90 miles north of St. Louis, 210 miles south southwest of Chicago, and 30 miles southwest of Springfield.  Approximately 3000 customers are located in the local trading area.  Waverly contains over 400 homes, has over sixteen miles of all-weather street and roadways, supports its own elementary and high school, and owns and operates its own water and sewer systems.  Since Waverly's founding, Salter Park has been the heart of the city.  Located in the middle of the business district, this exceptionally well-maintained six acre park contains a band stage, a pavilion, a War Memorial, basketball court, a large playground area which was constructed by community volunteers and is the site of the Waverly Community Picnic held each year in August.  Waverly is also the home of the Waverly Holiday Tournament (the best small school tournament in Illinois) for high school boy's basketball every year since 1951.

We are very proud of our city, its people, our lifestyles, and activities.



Per City Council, effective April 1, 2021, late fees and fees for using a credit/debit card will be reinstated by the City of Waverly.  Shut-offs for non payment will become effective May 11, 2021, (March usage, bills due April 12th - 23rd) and reviewed on a month-by-month basis thereafter.  If you have questions, please call the City Office at (217) 435-4611.


Golf Cart Renewals are due by April 1, 2021.  If you plan on operating a golf cart or UTV on the city streets, you will need a current permit staring April 1, 2021.  Please see Chief Johnson.  Cost is $75.00.


Waverly Lake Boat Permits are available at City Hall and the Water Plant.  The cost is $25.00 and the permits are good for the period:  April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.  


CITY-WIDE HEAVY TRASH CLEAN-UP - Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 9:00 am until 12:00 pm

Dumpsters will be set up on State Street (south side of Salter Park).

BLH will be accepting televisions and monitors.  The cost is: $20 for all televisions and monitors and $40 for Projection Screens or console.



At last night’s City Council Meeting, the Council discussed the following with regard to excess gas prices incurred in February, as a result of the severe weather experienced throughout the United States.

The price quoted for the month of February is estimated to be $49.92 per unit.  As example: if you utilized 205 units of gas, your bill would have been $1014.00 for February usage.

As a result of discussion, the Council decided to use the January gas price of $7.96 per unit instead of the estimated price quoted by the Interstate Municipal Gas Agency.    Additionally, the Council is taking the following alternative actions.  The City has applied for a loan from the State of Illinois to pay the estimated gas bill for February usage of $432,000. (the cost of January usage was $47,000).  Also, the Council will be adding the following fees to your gas bill to assist in repaying the loan: 1) increase the rate for Operation/Maintenance by 25 cents and, 2) implementing a gas meter fee charge of $5.00 for residential and $10.00 for business (business fees are larger due to the cost of the meter).

Again, the City of Waverly would like to thank everyone who reduced their gas usage during the month of February to assist during the weather crisis.  We believe the approach taken will soften the burden of the exorbitant increase in natural gas prices and allow the City to continue to provide natural gas service at a reasonable cost.

Scott Duewer




Upcoming Events

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Waverly COVID Vaccine Clinic


Pre-Registration: Morgan County Health Department, web site: - or - Call: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (217) 479-1817.

MSM Conference Bass Fishing Tournament


Tournament held at Waverly Lake.

Recent News

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CITY-WIDE HEAVY TRASH CLEAN-UP - Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 9:00 am until 12:00 pm

Dumpsters will be set up on State Street (south side of Salter Park).

BLH will be accepting televisions and monitors.  The cost is: $20 for all televisions and monitors and...



Waverly has a new Chief of Police.  Chris Johnson officially assumed the duties of Chief of Police on November 2, 2020.  Chief Johnson comes to Waverly with an abundance of experience and will serve our community well.  If you have questions or need...

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Questions about city services, Waverly Lake, which day is your trash pickup day, does the city offer recycling and/or when can I water my yard in the warmer months?  Don't see the information you need? Give us a call at (217) 435-4611.  We will gladly...