About the City of Byron

The City of Byron, IL USA (population 3,784) 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 riverfront, 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed to run loose?

No, the City of Byron has an ordinance prohibiting dogs from running loose.  If a stray dog is found, please contact the Ogle County Sheriff's Office/Byron Police Department at 815-732-2136.

Do I need a solicitor's permit to solicit in the City of Byron?

Yes, a permit is required and can be obtained at City Hall during normal business hours.  The fee for a permit is $100 per person for the first 5 days & $25 per day each day thereafter. Applicants must supply a fingerprint background check and a copy of a $1,000 surety bond.

How can I obtain information on compensation of municipal employees?

It is posted at Byron City Hall, and under on our website by following this link

How do I contact ComEd?

Click on the "ComEd Information Guide" below under Supporting Documents.

How do I file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?

You can fill out a FOIA request at City Hall during normal business hours or complete the FOIA request provided on our website by following this link.

How do I register to vote?

You can register at Byron City Hall, the Byron Public Library, or the Ogle County Clerk's office.  If you have any questions about registering, please call the Ogle County Clerk's office at (815) 732-1110.

What are the hours for curfew in the City of Byron?

For 16 years of age & under: 

  • Sunday-Thursday: 11:00pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 12:00am  

For 17 years of age: 

  • Sunday -Thursday: 12:00am
  • Friday-Saturday: 1:00am

What is the driving curfew in Illinois (otherwise known as Graduated Driver's License Restrictions)?

For 16 & 17 year-olds: 

  • Sunday-Thursday: 10:00pm-6:00am
  • Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm-6:00am

When can I burn my yard waste?

Yard waste burning is allowed April 15 - May 31, and October 15 - November 30, from 6am-6pm

Who do I call if I have a problem with my trash/recycling pick up?

You can contact Republic Services at 800-423-0759 or 815-938-3602.  

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