Monticello Township, Piatt County, Illinois

Monticello Township is located in the heart of Piatt County, Illinois


Township Government Responsibilities

  1. Maintain the Roads
  2. Assessment of township property
  3. General assistance

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Historical Background

Township government, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1636, is the oldest existing unit of government continuing to serve on the North American continent. Township government was in existence for 140 years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The wording of the Declaration of Independence reflects the fact that 38 of its 56 signers had experienced the benefits of township government.

The Declaration's statement that "government should derive its just powers from the consent of the governed" is demonstrated at the Annual Town Meeting held on the second Tuesday of each April. The Annual Town Meeting is still an important function of our nation's 17,000 townships after more than 360 years.

The Illinois Constitution of 1848 gave voters in each county the opportunity to adopt Township Government. By 1850, the first township governments began operation. Today, 85 of Illinois 102 counties operate under the township form of government and the 1,432 townships serve more than 8 million citizens

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Board & Offices

Board of Trustees

Michael Wileaver
Ronald Meece
Delbert Lubbers
Richard Howland


Supervisor - Michael Wildman
Highway Commissioner - Charlie Montgomery
Assessor - Liz Skinner
Township Clerk -
Kathy Brown
Cemetery Sexton - Chris Cravens
Monticello Township Office
205 North State Street
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-2215
Monticello Township 
Cemetery Sexton Office
916 E. 1730 N.
Monticello, Il 61856
Monticello Township Highway Department
832 Old Rt 47  P.O. Box 557
Monticello, IL. 61856
(217) 762-7524
Monticello Township Assessor Office
427 W. Marion Street
Monticello, IL. 61856
(217) 762-2818