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Welcome! You have reached your link to the City Clerk's Office  The City Clerk is the keeper of records and you can access those records on this web site or in person at the Clerk's office.  The Clerk's office is dedicated to meeting the requirements and deadlines prescribed by City, State, and Federal law to ensure the proper function of government and to provide accurate information to the citizens and to the City Administration. The Clerk is dedicated to the proper management and execution of the official records of the City of Peru and to ensure the integrity of those records. 

The Clerk's office is responsible for the billing of electric service, water, and sewer, landfill and garbage charges. The Clerk employs a deputy clerk/administrative assistant, a meter reader and two billing clerks who read and process approximately 5,700 accounts on weekly cycles. For questions regarding your bill or if your having trouble with online bill pay please contact the billing clerks via email at [email protected] and they will assist you. 

Other services provided by the City Clerk's Office include:

  • City Records including minutes, resolutions and code of ordinances
  • Information on how to contact your alderman
  • Information on how to address the City Drive-thru entrance off Fulton Street drop box available 24 hours
  • Freedom of Information Inquiries
  • Voter Registration
  • Notary 
  • Peru City Cemetery records and issuance of deeds
  • Liquor License records and issuance of licenses
  • Video Gaming and oin-operated machine licensing
  • Solicitor permits (door to door, food trucks, and charitable requests)
  • Tag Day Requests
  • Park Shelter Reservations
  • Provision of a yearly city calendar with valuable information for citizens
  • Prompt assistance with garbage and recycle complaints
  • Prompt assistance with all citizen concerns

City Clerk's Office:
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

2023 Observed Holidays
January 2: New Year's Day (observed)

April 7: Good Friday
May 29: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 4: Labor Day
November 10: Veteran's Day (observed)
November 23: Thanksgiving Day
November 24: Day after Thanksgiving
December 25: Christmas Day
December 26: Christmas Eve (observed)

City Clerk: Dave Bartley
Deputy Clerk:
Stephanie Piscia

1901 4th Street
Peru, IL 61354
Ph (815) 223-0061
Fax (815) 223-9489
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]