Byron, Illinois

Gateway to the Rock River Valley

City of Byron



The City of Byron, IL USA (population 3,753) welcomes you to the community on the "Gateway to the Rock River Valley". Byron is a modern urban community with a friendly rural character. Byron is attractive to new businesses and residents because of its proximity to all that big cities have to offer, but maintains its small town feel. We are known for our award winning golf course, beautiful river front, and excellent schools. We are located in northern Illinois along the Rock River, 88 miles west of Chicago and 12 miles south of Rockford. With its surrounding beauty and friendly people, Byron is a wonderful place to live and work. 


The City of Byron Administrative offices will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018. 



Based on the EPA's recommendations, the Byron Public Works Department employees will soon begin going to residences to upgrade water meters.  Any questions regarding this can be answered by calling the Public Works Department at 815-234-5261 or Byron City Hall at 815-234-2762.




*Please note: The Payment Service Network (PSN) cut off time for same day payment credit is 7 p.m. 

For information on emergency preparedness click on "Disaster Kit" and "Emergency Planning" below.

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Last updated 3/16/2018