About Us

We are proud to introduce Carlinville, a town with a rich history dating back to 1829. Located in Macoupin County, the only county in the world with this name, Carlinville holds a unique place in history. The town was named after Thomas Carlin, a state senator and instrumental figure in the founding of the county. Over the years, Carlinville experienced significant growth, with notable landmarks including the historic Macoupin County Courthouse, where luminaries like Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas once practiced law. The town is also home to Blackburn College, an esteemed institution that has been an anchor of higher education in central Illinois since 1837. Carlinville’s connection to the famous Route 66 further adds to its allure as a tourist destination. We invite you to explore our website and discover the fascinating attractions and landmarks that make Carlinville a truly exceptional place.

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Water Bill

Paying your water bill in Carlinville is a simple and convenient process, allowing residents to easily manage their utility expenses.

Refund Policy: No refunds allowed, in the event of overcharge please call the Carlinville Water Office at 217-854-4076
The Carlinville Water Department is pleased to announce a well-needed update to our online bill payment system! After reviewing our prior system and considering common complaints from our customers, we decided to make changes to how online payments work. Here are some key features that you will see when making online payments:
-Ability to see your account balance
-Pay for multiple accounts with one transaction
-Immediate emailed receipts
-Easier account identification
-Easier to understand layout with clearer instructions
-Ability to pay with credit/debit card or eCheck

Sign Up For Emergency Notifications

Stay informed and prepared by signing up for emergency notifications in Carlinville. By providing your contact information, you can receive timely alerts and updates regarding emergencies, weather events, and other important information to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Carlinville City Hall

550 N. Broad Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
8:00pm – 4:30pm