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General Merchandise

The current sales tax rate on general retail sales in Urbana is 9.000% (Effective 1/1/2014). The rate consists of the following:

  • State 6.250%
  • County Public Safety 0.250%
  • County School Facility 1.000%
  • Home Rule 1.500%
  • Total 9.000%

General merchandise sales tax is remitted directly to State of Illinois. Rates in the City of Urbana for most sales tax purchases consist of the following:

How to Settle a Bicycle Violation

If you have received a city ordinance violation for a bicycle infraction, you have three options:

Municpal Electric Aggregation is the bulk purchasing of electricity organized by the City. 

To opt-in, contact Homefield Energy at custcare@homefieldenergy.com or 866-694-1262 and tell them you want to opt-in to electric aggregation.  Be sure to have your Ameren account number on hand.

Operated by the City of Urbana Public Works Department under a cooperative agreement between the cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Landscape Recycling Center is a not-for-profit facility that recycles local yard waste such as grass clippings, brush and plant cuttings into lawn and garden composts, topsoil and mulches.