- For Residents
- New Batavia Resident Checklist
New Batavia Resident Checklist
Welcome to Batavia! We're so glad you've chosen to make this city your home. We've compiled a list of information to help you access utility services, as well as links to help you learn about the city's schools, parks, and library.
HOME SERVICES AND UTILITIES
To set up your water/sewer and electric services with the Utility Billing Department at the City of Batavia you will need the following information:
- Your name
- Drivers license or state ID info
- The date your lease starts
With this information in hand, call Batavia Utility Billing at 630-454-2020.
To pay your water/sewer and electric bills you must create an account online with Paymentus.
You also have the option to pay your bill with a check or money order at City Hall during regular business hours. For after-hours, there is a dropbox in the front parking lot and one in the police department lobby of Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave.
Nicor Gas provides Batavia's services. Call them to set up services at 888-642-6748 .
Refuse/recycling/yard waste/brush collection
Waste Management is Batavia's third-party vendor for garbage and curbside recycling collection. Call to set up your collection service at 630-587-8282.
Check the city's refuse collection schedule to find out your weekly collection day.
You may use your own cans or bags for refuse (maximum 32 gallons/50 pounds) with a waste sticker attached. Stickers can be purchased at several local grocery, convenience, and hardware stores. A vendor list is available here. Refuse carts are also available for a monthly fee, billed quarterly, and can be ordered by calling WM.
Residents are entitled to receive a recycling cart at no additional charge from WM. If one was not left by the previous resident or this is a new residence, please call WM to order: Sizes are 35, 65, or 95 gallons.
The yard waste season runs from mid-March (free for the first two collections in March) through November; yard waste (containing leaves only) can be placed out during December without a sticker.
Brush collection is provided by paying a $5 monthly leaf and brush fee on your City of Batavia utility bill.
Curbside program runs from May through the week following Thanksgiving, seven collections per season. The schedule is available here.
Leaf collection is Provided by City crews. $5 monthly leaf and brush fee on your City of Batavia utility bill. Curbside collection is provided for two to three cycles beginning in mid-October and running into November. Schedules are published in the early fall here.
Curbside electronics recycling is available for a fee. Get the details here.
Kane County offers recycling for electronics and other items. The program includes a daily drop-off location on Fabyan Parkway and several one-day collection events in St. Charles. Get the details here.
Household hazardous waste collection is available of qualifying household hazardous waste items is available through the city from our third-party contractor. Details are here.
Phone/cable/internet services are not provided through the City of Batavia. Residents are welcome to shop around and choose the provider that works best for them.
The City of Batavia prohibits overnight parking on all city streets between 1 and 6 a.m. However, if you need to park overnight, you may apply for an overnight parking permit. You may apply for a permit with this online form. Please note: overnight parking is not allowed on any city street when snowfall reaches 2 or more inches regardless of whether or not you have received a permit to park overnight.
BPS 101 SCHOOL INFORMATION
To enroll your student in Batavia Public School District, visit bps101.net/registration. Forms are online, or you may visit the BPS 101 District Office at 335 W. Wilson St. during regular office hours.
Early each calendar year the Batavia Public School District compiles Fact Sheets for each of the eight schools. These sheets display general school, academic, and support-related data. Find them here.
The information is a compilation of data that is recorded at the school, and also some information that can be found on the Illinois Report Card’s website.
BATAVIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Residents can apply for a free library card online or in person at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. To apply for a library card you will need to provide a photo ID and one piece of identification that verifies your residency. The following documents containing your name and address accepted as proof of residency are:
- Current utility bill
- Current real estate tax bill
- Rental agreement or lease
- Current bank statement
- Current credit card bill
In addition to the collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs, music, newspapers, magazines, and video games, your library card grants you access to the digital library to stream or download ebooks and other content. The library also has two computer labs and the use of one-hour internet stations is free for Batavia residents and non-resident students.
The Batavia Public Library can be reached at 630- 879-1393, or on the web at bataviapubliclibrary.org
ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE FACILITY (Department of Motor Vehicles)
The Secretary of State Facility nearest to Batavia, the nearest is 339 E. Indian Trail Aurora, IL 60505. Driver services are by appointment only. Some of the services this facility provides include:
- Address Change
- Commercial Driver’s License
- Disability Placards
- Drivers License
- License Plates
- State ID
- Voter Registration Applications
They are open Tuesday-Friday from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM and on Saturday from 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Call 312-793-1010 or visit the facility's webpage.
BATAVIA PARK DISTRICT
The Batavia Park District maintains and operates approximately 400 acres, comprised of 40 sites, an skating/skateboarding park, a swimming quarry facility, a museum and a multitude of baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts and more. They offer nearly 2,000 programs each year. Learn more and register for their programs at their website, bataviaparks.org.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
City Hall – 630-454-2000
Utility Billing – 630-454-2020
Public Works Street Division – 630-454-2400
Police Non-emergency Number – 630-454-2500
Fire Non-emergency Number – 630-454-2100
Batavia Chamber of Commerce – 630-879-7134
Senior Services Associates – 630-897-4035
Batavia Park District – 630-879-5235
Batavia MainStreet – 630-761-3528
Batavia Public Library – 630-879-1393
Batavia Township – 630-879-1392