Form of Government

How Our Government Is Set Up

Litchfield, Illinois is a non-home rule community. Non home rule unit is a municipality with a population of 25,000 or less. Home rule unites may impose a home rule sales tax in 0.25% increments with no maximum rate limit. Non-home rule communities may impose a sales tax in 0.25% increments with a 1% maximum rate limit.

The City of Litchfield operates under a Council/City Administrator form of government. 

The City Administrator provides professional services under the guidance of the Mayor and eight Council persons.

Council persons are elected for a four-year term.

 City Council acts as the policy-making body for the City.

For more information, see our Organizational Chart (PDF).

Boards & Commissions

The City has several boards and committees that allow citizen representation in local government.