Village of Rochester & Rochester Area Utilities


The Village of Rochester provides water and sewer to Village residents. Bills are mailed out around the end of the month and are due on the 15th of each month.

Call: 217-498-7192 if you have questions about water and sewer service.

Water & Sewer Rates for Village of Rochester

Access your Water & Sewer Account online!


Comcast provides cable TV, phone and internet service to the Rochester area.

Call: 866-594-1234 if you have questions about the cable service.


Ameren Illinois provides electric and natural gas service to the Rochester area.

Call: 888-672-5252 if you have questions about the electric and gas service.


AT&T provides home phone, Internet and dish TV service to the Rochester area.

Call 800-288-2020 if you have questions about the local telephone service.


Village residents and businesses can contract for waste disposal with any of the following providers:

Republic Services


Waste Management


Cleeton Sanitation Service


Lake Area Disposal Service Inc.



Reservations are not accepted over the phone.
Please submit your reservation form at the Village Hall Office
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Park Pavilion Reservation Form

Near the corner of Old Timbers and Karen Rose Drive,  North Park is found resting under the water tower.  Although many confuse it with a neighborhood park,   it is a Community Park with a playground and pavilion that can be reserved by calling the Village office for events.

Park Pavilion Reservation Form

North park sits on a sight of an open field and can host room for many types of sports.

No information available at this time.

The Rochester Community Room is owned and operated by the Village of Rochester and Rochester Public Library to encourage civic, educational, cultural, and public information meetings that are open to the public. The Community Room’s primary use is for civic, governmental and non-profit purposes. Limited private use is also available. Fees are payable in advance when reserving the Community Room.

The Village of Rochester and Rochester Public Library are not responsible for lost or damaged materials left in the building.

Community Room Booking and Reservations

The Village and Library have first priority, followed by non-profit groups. The Library or Village may bump a confirmed booking in an extreme or emergency situation, in which case a credit or refund will be provided.

  • Booking is on a first come, first serve basis. A signed agreement and payment of fees constitutes confirmation of a reservation. Reservations are made through Village Hall at #1 Community Drive, or by calling (217) 498-7192.
  • No group or individual may reassign a reserved time to another party. Reservations are accepted up to six (6) months in advance.
  • Use of the facility will be monitored by the Rochester Police Department and subject to video monitoring.

Community Room Rental Agreement

Rules for Community Room Use

  • The Community Room is available Monday through Sunday.
  • No meetings may start after 8:00 pm or extend beyond 11:00 pm.
  • Access to exits must be maintained and only designated public entrances may be used.
  • Events may not interfere with the normal operations of Village and Library business.
  • Smoking, alcohol, firearms, pyrotechnics, and hazardous materials are prohibited. Smoking is banned in the building and within 15 feet of an entrance.
  • Contents of the kitchen’s refrigerator, disposable goods including coffee, plates, bowls, cups, napkins and items labeled as Restricted Use are not for public use.
  • Meeting room facilities shall be left in a clean and orderly condition. Cleaning supplies (found in the closet) including a vacuum cleaner and mop (found in foyer closet) are available for use.
  • All equipment and furniture used must be returned to their original locations or to a meeting style arrangement. (See photos of room arrangement posted on the Community Room notice board).
  • Trash must be removed and fresh liners inserted into trash receptacles. Trash should be taken to the trash enclosure outside on the east side of the building, adjacent to the Police Station entrance.
  • Please turn off all lights.
  • All entry doors must be securely locked when finished. The key may be returned in the outside Water Payment Drop Box or to Village Hall, if during business hours.
  • Failure to adhere to these rules will result in refusal of future reservations. Do not touch or move artwork.
  • No taping or mounting material to the walls.
  • Failure to clean the Community Room or moving/damaging artwork will result in the loss of $250 deposit.

The Arboretum is located in the Rochester Village Park on Ebel Drive.  The Arboretum will feature trees and shrubs native to the state of Illinois.  The Arboretum includes an outdoor classroom that will be available for use by teachers, scout leaders and others.  Trails will allow visitors to stroll through the area and to see examples of many kinds of trees that they may wish to utilize in their home landscapes.  Plants that thrive in moist areas will be featured in a portion of the arboretum.

The arboretum area is seeded to minimize soil erosion.  

The Village has appointed a citizens’ committee to oversee the Arboretum.  One of the committee’s primary responsibilities is to pursue sources of financial support for this addition to the park.  Several grants have been received for the project over the years.  Residents are encouraged to add their financial support through tax-deductible donations to the village’s arboretum fund.  Some suggested levels of support are:

  • Supporter: up to $50
  • Friend:  $50
  • Patron:  $100
  • Founder: $250
  • Benefactor: $500
  • Arborist: $1000

Assistance is always needed to place and maintain plants in the arboretum.  For information on how you can help, please contact the Village of Rochester office at (217)498-7192.

Committee Members: 

  • Molly Godar - Chair
  • Jerry Culvert
  • Dennis Ferguson
  • Carol Cross
  • David Hicks
  • Glen Kruse
  • Harry Hendrickson


Church Directory

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1 Camelot Dr

Rochester Christian Church
325 S Walnut
Web site

Rochester First Baptist Church
6 Vernon Dr
Web site

Rochester United Methodist Church
555 S Walnut
Web site

Rolling Prairie Baptist Church
707 W Main
Web site

St. Jude's Church
633 S Walnut
Web site


1 Community Drive
PO Box 618
Rochester, IL 62563-0618



Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

Closed one hour for lunch on days with reduced staff

Closed Holidays and weekends