City Utilities

In the case of an electrical power outage please call the Department of Light and Power at  654-7511.   For sewer backups or water line breaks please call the Department of Public Works 654-6823.  If you have an emergency after hours, please contact the police department at 654-2131. Thank you!

The City of Highland maintains electric, water & sewer, and refuse service. Accounts can be established at City Hall. Utility bills are mailed on a monthly basis. Billing inquiries and payments can be made at city hall during normal business hours (M-F 8 am-4:30 pm) or they can be reached at 654-9891. For your convenience, an after hours drop box for payments is located in the back of city hall. 

New residents to the City of Highland are required to complete a Utility Application Form for utility service. Please return the completed application to City Hall. A satisfactory letter of credit from your previous utility provider or a cash deposit must be provided for service to begin.  When using the utility application above, please submit the completed form and a copy of your driver's license to 

Be sure to ask about Auto-Pay, our easiest utility payment option.

Highland belongs to the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA), a consortium of municipalities that purchases electrical power. In addition, the city owns a power plant with it's own generating capabilities. Built prior to 1900, the power plant houses a total of nine generators, seven owned by the City of Highland.

Refuse service (trash pickup) is contracted by the city to Bob Sanders.

Gas service is provided by and billed by Ameren IP.

Light & PowerUtility Payments
Public WorksResidential Refuse and Temporary Dumpsters
Building & ZoningPermanent Dumpsters
Utility Rates 
Utility Application Form 2019