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Village of Hampton

PO Box 77
Hampton, IL 61256
Tele: (309)755-7165

Clerk's Office: Monday thru Friday 8:00a - 11:30a & 1:00p - 5:00p Closed all State Holidays.

Utility Billing & Heritage Center Hours 2024: See Attachment

Info for Residents

Village of Hampton Flood Flyer
Permit Flood Plain Development


2023 Consumer Confidence Report: The Annual Water Quality Report is now available at To speak with someone about this report or to request a copy, call 309-755-7165.

Yard waste pick up is available the first Monday in April and will continue every Monday through October unless there is a holiday and weather permitting! Check with Village Hall to find out if yard waste pickup will continue after October. You can purchase your yard waste stickers at Village Hall for $2.50, local businesses do keep a small supply on hand if you run out.
Please note: each bag or bundle must be tagged with a sticker; ONLY craft bags are accepted; no cans or plastic bags! Brush must be bundled in 4' lengths with a maximum weight of a bundle or bag of 40 lbs.

Water bill payment options: There Are Several Ways To Pay Your Bill... You can use the drop box in front of Heritage Center, 251 S. State Avenue (NO CASH), you can sign up for automatic ACH withdrawals via FrontDesk.

You can use this link to pay your bills online! You may also pay your bill by calling 833-733-6289.

You can now sign up for emails, view your bill, make changes to your account and/or pay online! Create an account by visiting

All bills are due on the 5th day of each month! Although Village Hall is closed, payments can be made over the phone with a debit/credit card.

Sign up for e-mail notifications: If you are interested in receiving e-mail notifications for any of the following: updated Agendas or Minutes, new announcements and ordinances, changes in ordinances, water main breaks, boil orders, or important news, please click here and follow the instructions for the "Contact Us" form. Please include your address in the body of the request.
NOTE: We WILL NOT share your information with any outside parties!

Conrad Garbage observes the following holidays:
(If the holiday is on a day before pickup of Wednesday garbage/recycling will be a day late that week)
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
Labor Day
Christmas Day

Village of Hampton observes the following holidays:
(which will make yard waste pick up a day late).
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Friday
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day

Parks and Recreation

The Village has numerous park and recreation areas. One of our small neighborhood parks is located on the corner of 6th Street and 3rd Avenue. It has a shelter, picnic table, basketball court and swings.

Our other neighborhood park is located at 6th Street and 11th Avenue. It has a basketball court, some benches and swings. Our 34 acre park along the river includes part of the Great River Trail. Our bike and recreation path connects to East Moline and Moline and it connects north all the way to Savanna. There is a pavilion available that can be reserved for a fee of $25.00 that includes the use of electricity.

For reservations and availability, contact the Village Hall at (309) 755-7165, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Hampton contracts with the City of Silvis for building permit and inspection services through an intergovernmental agreement.

Questions about building codes and permits can be directed to Tom Lupinski with the City of Silvis.

You can contact Tom at his office at (309) 792-4808 or email him at

Click here to visit the City of Silvis Website (Inspections Department)


One of the most recognizable landmarks in this area is the Hampton School. The first classes in the area were started in 1833 before the town of Hampton was platted (1838). In those days, the log cabin school only taught "the basics" as formal education was not needed to secure a job.

In 1844, a modern brick school was built beside the log schoolhouse which was closer to the river. In 1857, a two story schoolhouse was built but on October 29, 1879, while school was in session, a fire broke out that destroyed the building. The children and teachers escaped but that created a need for a place to meet. Classes moved into the old Catholic Church and a small house nearby until 1880 when the present school was finished.

You might wonder why they didn't go back to using the one-story brick school. It had been sold to what was called the German Lutheran Church by then. Later, they built their own church "up the hill" (now the Zion Lutheran Church) and sold the old building and lot to the Town of Hampton in 1864 for $200. When you see the children on the playground today, they are on the site of the first brick schoolhouse and Village Hall.

After the end of WWII, the population increased so much that Mrs. Mary England's first grade class was held in the current Village Hall until space could be made for all the children. In November, 1950, a bond passed for $52,000 for the urgently needed 3 classrooms and indoor washrooms. On Sunday, April 7th, 1951, an open house was held in the new addition. At that time, parents had a more hands-on involvement with the school. To speed the opening, parents painted walls, cleaned and even laid the tiles on the floors.

February 4, 1968, open house was held for a second addition. The upper grade students acted as proud tour guides. Today, the changes are internal. In the 1800's, children only needed to know how to do a little arithmetic and read to work themselves into a good job. Now, computer training is an absolute necessity, so the school has adapted to teach these skills. Many generations have altered the original two-story red brick building with more classroom, adding electricity and indoor plumbing but the purpose of the school has remained the same. Preparing our children to get the most out of life.

Most recently, our school has been presented with the "Bright Star 速" award for excellence. School Search, a Kansas City based firm working with major companies that provide information to relocating employees, analyzes data from testing, funding and community participation and advises which schools "do the best job" for the students. Recipients of the Bright Star 速 award are given special consideration for additional funding as they are judged as good stewards. Hampton School students rank in the upper one third of Illinois school districts in academic performance.

The Bright Star 速 award is just another indication of the quality of life experienced in the northern Quad Cities area. The smaller river communities share a common pioneer history and spirit that can only be found here. Recent growth in housing and family oriented independent businesses are retaining the small-town-America lifestyle.

Hampton Elementary School
206 5th St
Hampton, IL 61256
(309) 755-0693


Utilities Cable Television and Internet - Mediacom Hughes Net

Internet - Frontier Communications

Gas and Electricity - Mid American Energy

Phone System - GTE, Frontier and AT&T

Click here to visit the AT&T Web Site for information about phone and internet service.

Water & Sewer - Village of Hampton

Home Security - Heartland Fire & Security also ADT Home Security

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Service:

Full Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Service Guidelines

Not Accepted:

Residential Waste Limits:

Appliances / White Goods:

Electronic or E Goods:

IMRF Pension Funds

The Village provides retirement and/or disability benefits, through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension Funds. In compliance with 40 ILCS 5/7-135.5, information on the Village's participation, contributions and rates is available here.


Hampton Fire and Rescue

The Village of Hampton operates with a trained staff of 20 volunteer firefighters and one in the reserves. Seventeen of the Firefighters are also trained "First Responders". The First Responders report to the scene of auto or home accidents as well fires. Being first on the scene, they are trained to assist police and emergency personnel with life sustaining, basic aid until transportation to a medical facility has arrived.

The training for firefighters and first responders continues throughout the year each Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse on 6th Street and 3rd Avenue. Volunteers are continually training on any new fire or first responder techniques and most recently, Home Security Directives that need to be implemented.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, contact the Fire Department at 755-6182.

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Many of the records for the Village of Hampton may be found on our website:  The Village will honor requests for non-exempt information as prescribed by this Freedom of Information Act. All requests must be in writing and should contain the name, address, and contact information for the requestor, as well as a description of the records being requested.  Request forms may be used and are available at all Village offices, on our website or may be mailed to the requestor, if desired. Address requests for information to the following departments, according to subject matter of the request.

FOIA Officer, Clerk Michelle Reyes, PO Box 77, Hampton, IL 61256; (309)755-7165
•        General Village Matters
•        Financial
•        Utility Billing
•        Engineering
•        Information Technology
•        Public Works
•        Parks & Recreation

Public Safety FOIA Officer, Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department (309)794-1230
•        Police
•        Emergency Medical Activities

Fire Admin. Chief David Johnson email
•        Fire Department
Any questions, complaints, or appeals concerning this procedure should be addressed to FOIA Officer, Michelle Reyes, PO Box 77, Hampton, IL 61256. The first fifty (50) pages will be provided free of charge.  A $0.15 charge will be made for each additional page of copied material requested.  Certification is $1.00 per document.
Any request for information must be in writing and as specific as possible. Under Illinois Code 140, Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, the Village Freedom of Information Officer must comply with or deny the request within 5 working days. Denial must be in writing.

An additional 10 working days are allowed to complete the request if certain circumstances exist. The requestor must be notified of the reason for the delay, in writing, within the initial 5-day response time.

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act 5 ILCS 140/7 exempts the following types of information from the provisions of the law:

For a complete listing of exemptions, the entire Act is detailed on the website of, Attorney General, Kwame Raoul, State of Illinois, .

The Village

The Village of Hampton is a municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services:

Offices: The Village of Hampton has certain functional subdivisions which are shown on Table 1 attached hereto. The approximate amount of the operating budget of the Village of Hampton is $1,801,746.96. The Village offices are located at:

Clerk's Office
901 4 th Street
Hampton, IL 61256

Rock Island County Sheriff
901 4th Street
Hampton, IL 61256
Non-Emergency: 309-794-9111

Fire Rescue Department
609 3rd Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256

Maintenance Building
903 4th Street
Hampton, IL 61256

Heritage Center & Utility Billing office
251 South State Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256

Municipal Records Directory:

Village of Hampton

Any person requesting records of the Village of Hampton may make such a request either in person, orally or in writing at the Village Clerk's office. Such request should be made to Ms. Michelle Reyes, FOIA Officer at such address. Another method would be by mailing, faxing or emailing a written request to Ms. Michelle Reyes specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied. All written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address of the Clerk's office. If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.

The fees for any such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:

Flood Plan

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Written Notes


Several histories and numerous articles have been published on our Historical Society's website detailing the arrival of the founders in 1828 through the centennial celebrations in 1938. The Village, first named McNeal's Landing, then Milan and finally, Hampton, was founded by two young men who arrived by river to harvest the dense forests of hardwood trees. Hampton became a regular steamboat stop. The sawmills that sprang up provided fuel, raw material for household items and building materials for the pioneers heading west using the Hampton ferry to get across the river to new territories.

Enormous growth took place in the mid-1800's as settlers passed through after shopping for their basic needs. Some settled to open stores, build grist and lumber mills, farm the rich soil and fish the river.

Hampton boasted many firsts: A ferry that would take wagons, livestock and families to the Iowa side after stopping at the first large, mercantile store (now the Brettun & Black Museum). The Brettun & Black store had the first elevator in the Midwest. By 1852, the first doctor and pharmacy had located near the waterfront.

West-bound pioneers had no place to purchase provisions or replace household items after leaving DeKalb or between Galena and Hampton. In Hampton, pioneers could visit a barber (who probably also did duty as the Village Dentist), saloon, blacksmith and wagon repair shops, pottery and barrel makers before continuing on their journey. The only place to shop was, the Brettun & Black store, where travelers, steamboat crews, miners and their families could find seeds, provisions, plows, fabric, tools, dishes, barrels of salt pork and whiskey were offered. After harvesting their crops, farmers would return via ferry and have their grains ground to flour or corn meal at one of Hampton's grist mills. Many of the grinding stones are yet to be found here.

Congregational, Methodist and Catholic churches served early visitors and the community. A hotel accommodated land or steamboat passengers plus the specialty riverboat pilots who were hired to navigate the 11 mile stretch of rapids that ran from Campbell's Island to Rapids City, Illinois.

The railroad arrived in the late 1850's. A legal settlement of a dispute with the railroad provided the funds for the classic Village Hall, currently in use on First Avenue. The riverboat traffic tapered off as the railroad began to flourish as coal mines began operations above the town on the bluffs. For a short time, the river road was on the route of the stage coaches running between Rock Island and Galena.

Hampton was a prime location for "clammers" to camp on the beach and harvest millions of the native mussels in the hope of finding Mississippi Pearls. The clam meat was sold to area farmers to fatten their hogs. Westward bound pioneers also purchased barrels of salted pork to supplement their food supplies until harvest. Boats stopping at the Brettun & Black store took supplies down river to union soldiers.

Hampton's Civil War ratio of soldiers to citizens was the highest in the country. Hampton volunteers served in every branch of the service in subsequent conflicts. Patriotism is still a prominent characteristic of the Hampton community, which built and maintains two veteran's memorials.

The soldier's monument next to Village Hall was built on the site of the first log cabin and birthplace of the first non-native child born in Rock Island County. The GAR memorial, located in Hampton Cemetery, was refurbished and a list of veteran's names was encased in a podium there.

Steamboats, railroads, stagecoaches and "hard roads" brought pioneers and settlers to the Hampton area. The scenic beauty, convenient location and small community friendliness have made Hampton a very desirable place to stay.

Hampton's Historical Society is very active and always welcomes inquiries and new members. The Society also runs the only museum on the QCA Bike Path at Brettun & Black's Mercantile Store Museum.

Tree with red leaves in the middle of a field City Hall of the Village of Hampton Tree with no leaves on the side of a river Pelican on the Mississippi River