The City Code contains the compilation of all ordinances approved by City Council. The codification of each newly approved ordinance requires cross-checking and possible revision of other portions of the Code affected by the change. This is done by a team of attorneys at American Legal / Sterling Codifiers.
In addition to ordinances adding new laws, the Code may be updated by ordinances eliminating obsolete terms, and outmoded provisions.
Ordinances are codified or added to the text of the City Code on a quarterly basis. The printed edition of the Code Book is updated quarterly, but access to ordinances—not yet codified—is available online in the “pending codification” folder within 24-48 hours of approval by City Council.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at CityClerk@co.coles.il.us or 217.345.5650.Deborah Muller, City Clerk
City of Charleston, Illinois
City of Charleston, IL is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We continue to make changes to improve the user experience for everyone and apply the relevant accessibility standards.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.
Wherever possible, City of Charleston, IL will aim to adhere to level AA of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines, which states that sites should be:
- Perceivable - Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
- Operable - User interface components and navigation must be operable.
- Understandable - Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
- Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the City of Charleston, IL website. If you have experienced any accessibility barriers while using any part of www.charlestonillinois.org, please let us know:
Get in touch with us at: www.charlestonillinois.org
The City’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant or designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
City of Charleston Building Code Official
520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920