Geneva New Resident Checklist

Moving to Geveva Illinois

Welcome to Geneva! Moving to a new home tends to be a busy time for many. Here is a list of key services and information to help you make a smooth transition to your new address. The below information pertains to incorporated Geneva residents and can also be accessed on, as this will be the place to set up new services.

Please note: the Mill Creek subdivision is located in unincorporated Kane County and not within the city’s corporate boundaries. Please see information on page 25 for specifics for Mill Creek residents.


City of Geneva provides both water and electric to residents. Service can be set up online by visiting the above website. NICOR Gas provides gas to residents; contact them at (888) 642‑6748.


Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the waste provider for incorporated Geneva residents. Garbage is collected on Thursday or Friday of each week depending on the location of the residence. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed at the curb between 7 p.m. the previous night and 6 a.m. the day of collection. Residents can dispose of their trash with a “pay as you throw” user base model or subscribe to a garbage cart from Lakeshore Recycling that carries a monthly charge.

New to Geneva? Start your garbage service by contacting Lakeshore Recycling’s customer service team at (630) 581‑8650.


The City of Geneva Public Works Department oversees a number of important functions that affect your everyday life, such as road construction, snow removal, garbage collection, electricity and water. Please refer to, for more information.


Geneva is home to nearly 22,000 residents and is a destination for thousands of visitors each year who enjoy shopping and dining in our historic downtown. For those who have lived in our city for years or are new to the community, questions about the best place to park often arise. Visit New-Residents for maps on where to park during the day and overnight in Geneva, as well as commuter parking if you are taking the train from Geneva.


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The forward-thinking City of Geneva operates under a mayor-council form of government composed of a mayor and 10 aldermen representing five wards. The Geneva City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month to discuss matters of business and policy concerning the community. The Committee of the Whole meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month.

The community works closely with local government to enhance the quality of life enjoyed in Geneva. Citizen participation is highly encouraged at the monthly city council meetings and through nearly a dozen city boards, committees and commissions that cover various initiatives such as cultural arts, beautification and historic preservation.


Community safety and prevention is safeguarded by both the Geneva Police Department and the Geneva Fire Department.

In addition to crime prevention, the Geneva Police Department offers a number of community programs and educational services including internet safety and crime prevention programs, Operation Senior Care, drug/medication collection program, Kane County Safe Kids, a child ID program and many programs in cooperation with the Geneva schools.

The Geneva Fire Department provides a wide array of emergency and non-emergency services to the community that include fire suppression, paramedic-based emergency medical care and transport, hazardous material assessment/mitigation, technical rescue response, life safety education programs that target grade school children and senior residents of the community, fire code enforcement and CPR classes, as well as home and business safety inspections.


The Geneva Township Senior Center in Wheeler Park has approximately 6,000 square feet devoted exclusively to all senior citizens and senior groups in our community. The space includes a Senior Social Hall and separate space for individual and group activities.

The Senior Services Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month and welcomes your participation and ideas.


Electricity (ComEd)
(800) 334‑7661,

Garbage (Advanced Disposal)
(630) 587‑8282,

Water (Mill Creek Water Reclamation)
(630) 208‑9898,

For other services, please contact Blackberry Township at
(630) 365‑9109 or visit