City of Waverly ....A Good Place to Call Home!

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.

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


Waverly City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  Payments may be made by using the drop box (next to the front door), utilizing the payment option on this website or by phone.  If you have questions, please call (217) 435-4611.

Additionally, late fees and fees for using a credit/debit card are waived until further notice.

Waverly Public Library is closed to the public until further notice.

The playground at Salter Park is closed until further notice.

Waverly Lake is closed to camping, but is still open for boating and fishing.  Boat Permits for 2020/21 are $25.00 and can be purchased at City Hall.


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City of Waverly Launches a Brand New Website! Subscribe Today!


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