About Us

Welcome to the City of Waverly!

Waverly, founded in 1836, is the second largest city in Morgan County, with nearly 1300 residents, and occupies one square mile of rich and fertile land 90 miles north of St. Louis, 210 miles south southwest of Chicago, and 30 miles southwest of Springfield.  Approximately 3000 customers are located in the local trading area.  Waverly contains over 400 homes, has over sixteen miles of all-weather street and roadways, supports its own elementary and high school, and owns and operates its own water and sewer systems.  Since Waverly's founding, Salter Park has been the heart of the city.  Located in the middle of the business district, this exceptionally well-maintained six acre park contains a band stage, a pavilion, a War Memorial, basketball court, a large playground area which was constructed by community volunteers and is the site of the Waverly Community Picnic held each year in August.  Waverly is also the home of the Waverly Holiday Tournament (the best small school tournament in Illinois) for high school boy's basketball in December every year since 1951. 

We are very proud of our city, its people, our lifestyles, and activities.



Please be reminded that the engineering firm (Benton and Associates), along with City employess recently completed a review of the sewer system for Waverly.  As you may know, work has started and here is an update: *Construction crews have completed approximately 8,600 feet of sewer main lining, ** Repairs to failed sewers were necessary in some locations which will reduce the risk of future failures, *** Upcoming work includes additional sewer lining, manhole rehabilitation and a few new manholes.  At the current pace, construction crews may complete all sewer main work by the end of the year.



1. Effective January 1, 2021, late fees and fees for using a credit/debit card will be reinstated by the City of Waverly.  Utility payments are due by the 23rd of each month, with late fees implemented on the 24th.  If payment is not received, utilities may be shutoff on the 11th of the following month.  If you have questions, please call the City Office at (217) 435-4611.


2. Waverly Public Library operating hours are as follows:

Wednesday - 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Senior Hour, 2:00pm - 5:00pm: General Public

Friday - 1:00pm - 5:00pm: General Public

Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00pm: General Public


3. Waverly has a new Chief of Police.  Chris Johnson officially assumed the duties of Chief of Police on November 2, 2020.  Chief Johnson comes to Waverly with an abundance of experience and will serve our community well.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call (217) 435-2351.

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