Welcome to the website of the City of Alton Illinois!

Please explore to learn more about our city. Our website is constantly updated, so please visit frequently.


As the Mayor and on behalf of the elected officials and staff we welcome you to the City of Alton.

Founded in 1837, Alton is a city that is very rich in history and has a lot to offer. We have beautiful parks, a great school district, attractions, and events to interest everyone. There are two golf courses, tennis courts at two of our 19 parks, and a gorgeous marina.

Our 28,000 residents benefit from a cost of living below the national average and the protection of the Alton Police and Fire Departments. Because of the great work by our Police Department, we have a crime rate that continues to drop. Our Fire Department’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a 2, which puts them in the top 2% of Fire Departments in the nation! Your safety, in the City of Alton, is one of our main concerns.

I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered this past year to help grow our city and for all the businesses who continue to invest in Alton.

Our dedicated employees and committee volunteers work tirelessly to serve city residents and businesses. We look forward to serving you in 2021 and encourage your suggestions and comments at any time. Please feel free to contact me at 618.463.3500

Thank you,
Mayor David Goins


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