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2018 Code Enforcement Map Updates

The City of Peoria Community Development Department has updated the Neighborhood section of AppreciatePeoria.com to reflect the 2018 area assignments. Please note that the map lists areas for temporary employees. As the weather gets warmer, Code Enforcement hires temporary employees to help us stay on top of the tall grass and environmental complaints in key [...]

City Opens Roof Program Lottery

Starting Wednesday, February 21st-Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the City of Peoria will be taking applications for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Roof Program. This annual program is to assist low income homeowners unable to afford needed roof repairs. There are 20 available openings for the roof program this year. Interested applicants may come to [...]

2018 CDBG Application Training Session

The City of Peoria Grants Division held two application training sessions for 2018 grantees of the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Public Service Grant. The information discussed at the meeting ensures that each organization representative is knowledgeable of the requirements for submitting their quarterly reports. The CDBG Public Service Grant is federally funded through HUD. [...]

Code Enforcement Staff Attend Averyville Neighborhood Meeting

                                  On Wednesday, January 3rd, Code Enforcement Supervisor Ashley Elias and Assistant Community Development Director Joe Dulin attended the Averyville Neighborhood Association meeting.  They discussed multiple topics such as code regulations, neighborhood programs and the Peoria Cares process.  If [...]

New Code Violation Notification System for Property Owners

The City of Peoria Community Development Department has launched a new Code Enforcement notification system for property owners. Property owners who sign up for the notification system will be notified via text message and/or email the same day an ABATE or work order has been issued at their property. To sign up for the notification [...]

IL American Water Offers Tips to Prevent Frozen Meters and Pipes

Illinois American Water reminds homeowners that now is the time to safeguard their home plumbing to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes. Tips also address frozen water meters, which can bring costly plumbing repairs and replacement fees along with headaches and unexpected expense for homeowners. “We want to remind customers that sub-freezing temperatures [...]

The Last Litter Cleanup of 2017

On Thursday, December 21st, the City of Peoria Community Development Department volunteered to participate in one last organized 2017 litter cleanup. The cleanup event was focused around Knoxville and Nebraska. The Community Development Department is committed to reducing the amount of litter and debris throughout the City of Peoria by hosting multiple clean up events [...]

Community Development Department Volunteers with Salvation Army

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, members of the Community Development Department volunteered at the East Bluff Community Center to help with the Salvation Army Food Basket Distribution. For more information on the Salvation Army Food Basket Distribution, please contact the Salvation Army Heartland Division at 309.655-7272.

Heating Requirements for Landlords and Resources for Homeowners

  As temperatures drop, our department receives many calls and inquiries about heating requirements for landlords and our Emergency Repair Program for homeowners. The City of Peoria Community Development Department would like to remind residents of the importance of following city codes as we approach the colder months. For more information, please refer to our [...]

2017 Neighborhood Awards

On Tuesday, December 12th, the Community Development Department, along with the entire Peoria City Council, recognized members of the community for their hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to making Peoria a better place.