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Physical Address:

David A. Phillips Municipal Building

1001 Tilton Road, Tilton, IL 61833

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The Village of Police Department is a full-time service with at least one officer on duty at any point in time. For immediate assistance please call 911. If you would like to talk with Tilton officers you can call 217-442-0153 and ask to speak with the Tilton Officer on duty. 

Command Staff

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Our Location
We are located at 1001 Tilton Road, Tilton, IL 61833. This is the same address as City Hall.

Where do you tow cars to?

The Village of Tilton Police Department currently uses Carnaghi Towing & Repair, located at 2000 Georgetown Road, Tilton, IL. They release cars Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm and on Saturday from 8am-12pm. They will require a printed PNT receipt, registered owner, and a photo ID to release the vehicle. You can pay your PNT receipt here.

Filing a Report
A complainant can also call the police department and request that an officer come to their location (providing it is in the city limits) to file the report. In cases where there is a scene and evidence, such as a residential burglary or traffic accident, it is best to call the police to respond as soon as possible. Accident reports where there is damage over $500 should always be taken at the scene with the vehicles present. On minor accidents where there is no injury nor controversy as to how the accident occurred, or accidents on private property, the drivers can complete the report themselves by coming to the Police Department and obtaining the proper forms, If there are any questions relating to filing the report, the complainant can always contact the Tilton Police Department at the non- emergency number for assistance. (217) 442-0153.

The law on Tinted Windows
The State of Illinois has several laws pertaining to tinted windows and glazing. The law is as follows: For Reference: The law is located in the ILCS 5/12 Section 503 Windshields and safety glazing material in motor vehicles Guidelines are: Front Windshield -Can be tinted 6 inches from the top. 4Dr vehicle: Rear side windows may be tinted. Front Driver and Passenger Door- NO tinting allowed. If the Rear windows are all tinted in a van, the van must be equipped with dual mirrors. Vehicles 1982 or older are not covered by this law.

Nighttime Curfew:

It is unlawful for a person less than 18 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway:

(1) Between 10:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday;

(2) Between 10:00 p.m. Saturday and 6:00 a.m. Sunday; and

(3) Between 9:00 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.

There are exceptions to the curfew restrictions:

  • The minor is in the company of their parents, guardian, or another person in charge of the minor at the time
  • The minor was going to or returning from work during curfew hours
  • The minor is involved in an emergency situation
  • The minor was at a religious, or school-related social activity

What is Fraud?
There are various forms of fraud. When you look into the definitions of fraud, (720 ILCS 5/17-6 through 5/17B-15 you will see various forms of fraud ranging from Promotion of Pyramid sales schemes (720 ILCS 5/17-7) to Public aid wire fraud (720 ILCS 5/17-9). Fraud commonly occurs on the telephone. You should always be cautious when a telephone solicitor requests your money and or your credit card number. Fraud often occurs in home improvement schemes. It is advisable to know your contractor and verify his credentials with the local chamber of commerce or City Clerk who usually will have a list of licensed businesses. If you are a victim of fraud, you need to report this to the police. Gather all the information together to assist the officer in their investigation. Any information about the suspect or suspect's vehicles will also be helpful.