Laketown residents come into contact with County Government for a variety of reasons and many times, they do not know what office to call or where to go to have their concerns addressed. Most county offices are located in the Sangamon County Complex located at 200 S. Ninth Street, Springfield, IL 62701, unless otherwise indicated.

The following frequently asked questions concerning government services are listed below. 

Animal Control

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding a lost pet, pet vaccinations and animal adoptions?
A. The Sangamon County Animal Control Center, located at 2100 Shale Road, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3065

Q. Where does one call to report a dog bite?
A. The Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Road, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3065

Public Health Department
Q. Who does one call to report a dangerous building or a health code complaint?
A. The Sangamon County Public Health Department, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3100

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding recycling opportunities, waste hauler licensing or solid waste management issues?
A. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health, located at 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3100

Property Taxes
Q. Where does one go to pay their real estate taxes?
A. The Sangamon County Treasurer's Office, Room 102 @ 217-753-6800

Q. Where does one call to discuss delinquent property taxes?
A. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Room 101 @ 217-753-6700

Q. Where does one file a property tax appeal?
A. The Supervisor of Assessments Office, Room 210 @ 217-753-6805

Q. Where does one obtain information on property liens, property ownership or names for corporations?
A. The Sangamon County Recorder's Office, Room 211 @ 217-535-3150

Election Office
Q. Where does one register to vote or obtain election information?
A. The Sangamon County Election Office, Room 105 @ 217-753-6740

Q. Where does one call to inquire who their County Board District Representative is?
A. The Sangamon County Election Office, Room 105 @ 217-753-6740

Zoning
Q. Where does one obtain a building permit for unincorporated Sangamon County?
A. The Sangamon County Zoning Office, Room 213 @ 217-753-6760

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding subdivisions and zoning issues?
A. The Zoning Office, Room 213 @ 217-753-6760

Fireworks 
Q. Where does one obtain a permit to shoot fireworks?
A. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Room 101 @ 217-753-6700

Weatherization Program
Q. Where does one obtain information regarding the Weatherization Program?
A. The Sangamon County Community Resources Department, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL@ 217- 753-3120

Utility Bill Financial Assistance
Q. Where can one obtain information for financial assistance with utility bills?
A. The Sangamon County Community Resources Office, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703@ 217-535-3120

Homestead or Senior Citizen Exemption
Q. Where does one file for a Homestead Exemption or a Senior Citizen Exemption?
A. The Supervisor of Assessments Office, Room 210 @ 217-753-6805