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FAQs

What are the rules for Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste?

 See the attached link for the rules: Garbage & Recycling Rules

Can I burn leaves in the City of Peru?

          Leaf Burning is permitted only between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM April 1st to May 31st and October 1st to November 30th.  Burning is prohibited on Sunday and Monday.  Fires must be at least 20ft from any structure. No burning of leaves allowed within 48 hours after a rainfall of more than 1/2 inch.  Burning is allowed only on private property with the consent of the owner or person in charge of that property and must be constantly attended by a competent person until the fire is extinguished. No leaf burning on asphalt or City sidewalks is allowed.  BURNING OF ANY OTHER MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED.

 What are the rules for parking on the street after a snowfall?

         It is unlawful to park on any public street or right-of-way following a snowfall of 3" or more until the snow and ice on such public street or public right-of-way has been plowed from curb to curb (effective 12 hours after snowfall). Penalty of $25 to $500 plus towing fee.

I will be moving to Peru, how do I start my utility service with the City?

         The City Clerk's Office at 1901 Fourth Street.  You will need to have a photo id. If you are renting your residence there is a $250 deposit for electric service and a $50 deposit for water service.

Where can I pay my utility bill?

         The City Clerk's Office at 1901 Fourth Street.  A payment drop box is available next to the drive up facility at the north end of the building. Payments can also be automatically withdrawn from your checking account. Type of payments accepted are cash, check, and credit card.         

         City of Peru bills can be paid electronically from your home with a credit card, bank card, or electronic  check.  Access to Illinois Funds E-Pay is available on the Home page of this website.