Mayor Ken Viglietta, the City Council and the Lanark Chamber of Commerce
welcome you to the official website for the

City of Lanark, Illinois

Lanark was established in 1861. It is a beautiful, peaceful rural community located in Northwest Illinois. It is located in Carroll County. We are 5 minutes south of Lake Carroll, 20 minutes east of the Mississippi River,  and 2 hours west of Chicago. The city is known for its stately trees, historic, picturesque business district and magnificent homes, both old and new.

Lanark is proud to be within the Eastland School District with its excellence in academics as well as its sports and other extracurricular activities. Eastland has produced State Championship victories in football, volleyball, basketball, track, band, wrestling, FFA, and more.

There are plenty of recreation opportunities nearby with a  lake, the Mississippi River, golf courses,  a nationally known playhouse theatre, movie theater, camping, hunting, fishing, and much more. Read more about Lanark…


*NEW* Pay Water Bills Online

The City of Lanark has contracted with a new payment processing company. This will make it more convenient for residents to pay online or in person at city hall using your Visa®, Mastercard®, Discover®, or American Express®.

To make an online payment using a web browser CLICK HERE.

There is also an app you can download to your smartphone. Search for PAYGOV in the app store.
Use location code 36925.

A fee of 3% apply. Be sure to read the terms and conditions.

Winter/Spring 2017 City Newsletter is Now Available

View the Winter/Spring 2017 City Newsletter


Spring Fling & Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: Heritage Center
Time: 9:00 am – 2 pm

A dozen crafters and vendors offer an array of items for your browsing pleasure. Also participating with special offers during these times: The Special Touch, Twice-Sold Tales and End of the Road Antiques.

Old Settlers Days Festival

Date: Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25
Location: City Park

Old Settlers Days Parade

Date: Saturday, June 24
Location: Broad Street
Time: 11:00 AM

View more upcoming events
Community Calendar

View the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report (drinking water quality report) online here:

2015 Lanark CCR